Porträt von Ute Kägi

UTE KÄGI

WITH LANGUAGES, YOU ARE AT HOME ANYWHERE.

I CAN HELP YOU TO FEEL AT HOME IN BASEL

How to overcome language barriers and make the most of your stay and new home? How to venture beyond the expat world and enjoy the diversity of our local culture? From my own experiences, I know what it is like to be an expat abroad and the challenges of settling in somewhere new. Let me inspire you to explore the many offerings of our region! The more you feel at home , the more successful your family’s stay in Basel will be. Or in other words – learning German is just a starting point, it has benefits far beyond just knowing the language.

The port of Hamburg – the entire port area is a must for any new visitor to Hamburg.

FROM HAMBURG AROUND THE WORLD TO BASEL

With a degree in Business Administration and Chinese language under my belt, I took off from home for what became a 10 years’ tour around the world, working at management level for large international as well as small local companies. With every move, I learned a new language and a new culture – via the USA, China, Sweden and Singapore to Basel, followed by several years in the French speaking part of Switzerland.

I now live with my Swiss family in Basel and the surrounding region. North-Western Switzerland, the neighboring Alsace/France and South Baden/Germany have become my adopted home over the last 15 years.  I love the local culture and language and enjoy sharing my appreciation with newcomers.

FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Born and raised in Hamburg, I speak a neutral standard German.  The 7 foreign languages I have learned have enriched my life abroad enormously. Especially knowing Chinese has opened many doors for me, not only in business but also on a personal level. It enabled me to establish contacts and gain insights into the local culture which otherwise would never have been possible.

WALK & TALK GERMAN

I am a certified Language Trainer with EUROLTA and ICC/International Language Association and hold the European Certificate in Language Teaching to Adults. In addition, I hold the Swiss SVEB Certificate for  Teaching Adults and Language Teaching Methods.

The method I use is conversation based and hands-on, we practice in real-life situations in town. A good learning experience and much fun is guaranteed!

GET TO KNOW BASEL LIKE A LOCAL

GERMAN CONVERSATION walks cover various city quarters as well as Basel’s natural surroundings. Get a glimpse of the busy Rhine ports in Kleinhüningen, enjoy a leisurely stroll in medieval St Alban or venture through vineyards across the German border, just to name a few of our destinations.

In addition, I am a Hiking Guide licensed by ESA/Swiss Adult Sports Programme. There are plenty of attractive trails around Basel – join me and experience our beautiful sceneries as they change with the seasons! Having enjoyed being in nature ever since childhood, I have been leading hikes and wilderness treks as long as I can remember. I have lead expat and family tailored hiking programmes in Basel since 2010.

The Basel Münster – the Cathedral is the most famous landmark of Basel.