About me

Hello, my name is Cindy Richner and I live in Schafisheim, AG. I was born in North America near the Canadian border in Minnesota and came to Switzerland after college. Switzerland has been my home for 37 years and I love it. Swiss German has become my favorite second language, and I also remember the day when I could finally read everything here in newspapers with ease, and communicate well in High German too.

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Since 2001, I have taught three things: general, workplace and exam English courses in different private schools and in-company. As an in-company trainer, I have specialized in coaching workplace English skills to many different professionals. My clients have included: ABB, Alpiq, Axpo, ERNI, Grass & Partner AG, Oerlikon Metco, Leoni, Omnitax, Standing Ovation, and Swisslog AG. I have also taught tailored courses for the Language Centre UZH/ETH. Now, I would like to share my knowledge and experience by offering coursework and private sessions locally at ENGLISH ROOM in Rupperswil, AG.

I have the following credentials:

  • B.A. Intercultural Communication, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Cambridge English Examiner for oral and written exams
  • CELTA: Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • Lic.TEB: Workplace English
  • English Certification: Coaching 1 to 1

What do my collaborators say about me?

“You were by far, the best teacher we’ve had!”
Michael Baumann, General Services Manager

“Tailored English coaching for workplace skills in invaluable for today’s project managers.”
Daniel Gasser, Program Manager

“I needed to pass the BEC Preliminary test and Cindy’s training helped me relax at the test and do well.”
Marianne Weber, Marketing Assistant

“I improved my speaking skills and activated my general vocabulary too. It was always interesting and challenging.”
Christof Fischer, IT Applications Engineer

“I passed my CAE exam with a B! Cindy gets you there faster.”
Lara Müller, Primary School Teacher

“Cindy coached me to pass Proficiency with an A.”
Yordan Yordanov, Portfolio Manager

“My business English has improved a lot because of private lessons at English Room. I can now write clear, short emails and participate better in meetings held in English.”
Ingrid Vasi, HR Manager

“I’m an electrical engineer and communicating in foreign languages has never been my thing. Speaking clearly at meetings in English is easy now.”
Benno Schmid, Department Head

“If you have Cindy as a teacher, you’ve practically won already.”
Martin Keller, Finance Controller

“Coming from French, I have problems speaking too fast in foreign languages. Cindy taught me to slow down and speak more clearly in international business meetings.”
Emil Rousseau, IT Applications Specialist