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First English - over 29 years of English language services

When I first came to Switzerland in 1993, I started teaching English at my kitchen table.

In 1998 I passed my teaching diploma at the Volkshochschule in Zürich. After that, my kitchen got too small for my students, so I converted the living-room into a classroom and when that became too small in 2008, I moved to Reiden.

I’ve taught at the KV Sursee, Gewerbeschule Sursee, become a Cambridge Examiner, trained hundreds of students for the IELTS test and met thousands of fantastic people through my work.

Englisch in kleinen Gruppen in Dagmersellen im Jahr 1993.

Back in Dagmersellen 2003

About me, Derrick Anderson

I grew up in Renfrew, Scotland, where I worked as an Electronics Technician.

I love the Scottish countryside, and I’m obsessed with Greece. I have chemical relationships with Pollonia on the island of Milos,  Akti Studios on the Methana peninsula, home to superb hosts, Emiliana and Panos, and Vathy on Sifnos, where Marinos and Irini are top-class hosts, offering a true, traditional Greek experience.

Andreas Zimmer Pollonia, mein Lieblingsort.
marinos Studios in Vathy, Sifnos, ein weiterer Lieblingsort.

When I get free time, I enjoy cooking Chinese, Indian, Thai, Morroccan and Greek food. I am also a passionate fisherman and I am ultra-keen on British and Irish horse-racing.

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