I am a language teacher, certified by the Swedish National Agency for Education with over a decade of teaching experience from various countries and contexts. I’m currently working at the Swedish School in Berlin while doing online teaching and translations. My experiences abroad paved the way for further language and literature studies when I returned to my hometown, Stockholm.

Josef Olgac

Language Consultant & Communication Coach

About

I am a language teacher, certified by the Swedish National Agency for Education with over a decade of teaching experience from various countries and contexts. I’m currently working at the Swedish School in Berlin while doing online teaching and translations. My experiences abroad paved the way for further language and literature studies when I returned to my hometown, Stockholm. My studies at the university eventually led to a Master of Education and I began work as a high school teacher. I teach, translate and consult for people interested in languages and cross-cultural communication.

Work Experience

Language Consultant, 2013-present, Cologne

Teaching English, Italian, Swedish and Turkish to private and corporate clients

Language Teacher, 2012-2013, Jensen Education, Stockholm

Teacher employment: English, Philosophy and student mentorship

Language Teacher, 2011, Istituto Sandro Pertini and Scuola Primaria Pirelli, Milano

Received an individual grant through the Comenius Lifelong Learning Programme

Language Teacher, 2009-2010, Brännkyrka Gymnasium, Stockholm

Teacher employment: Italian, English and degree project course

Language Teacher, 2009-2010, Andreasgymnasiet, Stockholm

Teacher employment: Italian, English and student mentorship

Various positions

Two years of care work (mainly for those with autism); two years as a receptionist in two Stockholm hostels; two years as waiter in England (mainly 4- and 5-star hotels); two years as host at a Stockholm gallery for contemporary art; interpreting, translation and phonetic transcription jobs on a project basis.

Education

Joint Programme for Master of Arts with a Major in English & Master of Education

Specialised Studies in English Literature, Minor in Italian Language and Literature, Teacher Training Specialising in Upper Secondary School and Adult Education

2007-2010, Stockholm University, Sweden

BA in Foreign Languages and Literatures

Major in English Language and Literature & Italian Language and Literature

2004-2007, Stockholm University, Sweden

Turkish Language and Literature

Completed a 12-month training course

2008, University of Uppsala, Sweden

Comparative Literature

Completed a 6-month Erasmus Exchange Programme

2007, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey

Italian Language and Culture

Completed a 6-month intensive course

2002-2003, Cultura Italiana, Bologna, Italy

Spanish Language and Culture

Completed a 6-month Intensive course

2000, University of Salamanca, Spain

Other

I like cinema, poetry, cooking, music, and philosophy.

I teach

  • English
  • Swedish

I have also studied

  • German
  • Italian
  • Turkish