Thank you again, Therese, for another sensational language retreat - my third!!

Our trips in France and Germany have been everything I hoped for, and more.

The organization of each day was perfect, the language instruction some of the best I have ever had, and the cultural opportunities have made each retreat truly a trip of a lifetime. Not to mention the meals have all been just spectacular (tres succulent! einfach koestlich!).

You will likely see me again as your trips are worth every penny!

A. Semmlee

The language retreat in Munich was a life-changing experience and worth every cent.

I truly enjoyed the retreat experience. It was the first time I did anything of this kind and I am really convinced this method of learning/ practicing is very effective.

I really loved the exercises and language challenges that had been prepared for us.  The was a great balance between fun and learning!

The relaxed atmosphere and how easy it was to interact and how motivated and confident we felt was really amazing!

I was a bit frightened before arriving that this would be too difficult/stressful or that my knowledge wouldn't be enough, but this week proved me wrong and I'm going home feeling I made progress and that what lies ahead is not that hard!

To top this off, the accommodation was really nice, the food was fantastic, the tours were outstanding and the activities were diverse and interesting.  The group ambiance was very special and I will part with a feeling of accomplishment and gratitude!

Thanks again and I will see you in a future retreat!!


I was quite skeptical about this retreat experience.  It was the first time I did anything of this kind and was concerned it would be a waste of time.  I am now convinced it was the best decision I could have made.

After nearly 2 years of studying once a week at a traditional language school, I didn’t even come close to the level of fluency that happened after the first week of the retreat.

I was shocked to wake up the third morning knowing that I had just had a dream in English.  It was like the channel had finally changed in my brain and english was finally turned on as a language I could think with.

Thanks so much for this!


Therese and Kerstin are top-tier professionals who provided a gracious, inspiring and practical way to quickly strengthen speaking, listening, reading and writing skills with hundreds of suggestions to continue confident growth long after the retreat ended.

The daily structure of outstanding instruction and organized but flexible outings helped me fortify my foundation well beyond my expectations.

Even better, the friendly and joyful preparation of these experts meant our group arrived already comfortable with each other no matter whether introvert or extrovert and regardless of professional and specialized language needs.

The week was full of laughter as well.  I have years of experience in learning several languages with a number of different texts and resources, and I truly consider this retreat one of the best experiences I have ever had.

Highest recommendation and I will be back
Anne - United States

Dear Therese,

I would like to thank you for your fantastic English classes, particularly for your dedication and your clear teaching methods.

Your enthusiasm, patience and openness simply makes the difference and has encouraged us all to continue our lessons to improve our English skills.

Your lessons have always been very interesting and the format has helped us progress as it is fun and productive.

Good luck and best regards

Walter - Germany

A few months ago, I was told that I will be accompanying our foreign business partners in the future. This could be a great chance for me, but, I hadn’t practiced or spoken English for years, my grammar was awful.

I had the feeling, that I forgot all the English words I ever knew, it took me 5 minutes to be able to say a full sentence… and so I was forced to take English lessons first.

I really wasn`t happy about it. I expected the classes to be absolutely boring and figured I was too old to learn, it would be hopeless and embarrassing for me.

But nothing like this happened.  Within a few days, I spoke fluently again. We told jokes in English and we told English stories to each other. We discussed politics and gossiped about whatever we wanted. I wasn`t forced to speak- I enjoyed speaking.

It was a diverting and inspiring time with you- and yesterday, a business partner praised my English… Thank you for everything!