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Joachim Krautz
Joachim studied philology and linguistics at the universities of Tübingen, Stuttgart and Massachusetts. He came to Ireland in the 1990s where he first taught at the Departments of German and Philosophy at University College Cork. After several years as a freelance technical translator as well as a writer/editor of Leaving Cert teaching aids, he set up the cultural exchange agency ASE. Joachim is involved in the day-to-day administrative tasks of the Au pair programme as well as the high school programme.

Lisa Weber
Lisa is from a rural part of Germany where she used to work voluntarily in a special-needs home for children and youths. In 2020, she moved to Ireland as an Au-Pair. After her Au-Pair experience, she decided to stay in Cork for good to study abroad and joined the ASE team. Lisa is the contact person for our Au-Pairs and is involved in the organisation of our various events and sight-seeing tours.

Daniela Rohleder
Daniela is from the region of Swabia in the Southwest of Germany. She came to Ireland first as an Au pair and then she stayed on for several years being the ASE coordinator for Au pair activities. Currently, Daniela is doing a degree at the University of Heidelberg but she continues to be the administrator for our social media accounts...
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Annushka Krautz
Annushka was born in Ireland and has been a native of Cork ever since. Growing up with several languages - English, German agus Gaeilge ar ndóigh - she did a degree in Romance languages at University College Cork (UCC) and spent a year living abroad in Italy where she studied at the University of Padova. After completing a CELTA course, she qualified as a teacher of English as a foreign language. As part of the ASE team, Annushka is in charge of the English course programme. She teaches the three English courses offered to our au pairs and prepares them for the Cambridge Exams FCE and CAE.

Mary McLaughlin
Mary studied for her Bachelor's in Psychology at University College, Cork (UCC) and followed this with a Diploma in Computer Science. She worked as a programmer in London and Dublin and then as a technical writer while living in Japan. She has worked in IT for an international hotel & resort chain, and for an online publications business. She has also developed web applications and provided website support for charitable organisations. As part of the ASE team, Mary looks after all the website, database and office administration systems.

Registered Office: East End House, Poulavone, Ballincollig
P31 Y309 Co. Cork, Ireland.

Tel: 087-9956218 / 087-3142909
www.aupairserviceeurope.com info@nullaupairserviceeurope.com.

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German/English speaking care for Au-Pairs and exchange high school students in the South of Ireland

2 months ago

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ASE Cultural Exchange student Lisanne Schlüter from Germany, currently a student at Mount Mercy College in Cork, is an accomplished rower and top athlete. While attending school in Cork she has joined the Lee Rowing Club and has been training with them. Lisanne went to a Munster meet in Limerick on Saturday and came 2nd – single scull – she finished in her personal best time. Congratulations, Lisanne! 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less
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6 months ago

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It is the sixth year in a row that ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. is proud to donate 4% of the Au-Pair placement fees paid by our host families to UNICEF Ireland! 🤗#unicefireland #UNICEF#languageexchange #exchangeagency #culturalexchange #ireland ... See MoreSee Less
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10 months ago

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Last weekend, some of our Au-Pairs and exchange students joined us on our ASE Cultural Exchange #adventuretrip: After a boat tour, we hiked through a pristine oak forest in #killarneynationalpark. 🌲 Our ASE mascot Pepsi had a great time swimming and hiking with us – and so did we with you; thank you for joining! 🌞#countykerry#languageexchange #exchangeagency#studyabroad #aupair #aupairagency #highschool #culturalexchange #ireland #aseculturalexchange #exchangestudentprogram #exchangestudent #happydays ... See MoreSee Less
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11 months ago

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Today, we hope you fished out some of your #green clothes again: THE #nationalholiday that is celebrated in more countries around the world than any other, #stpatricksday, or let's say – the day everyone wants to be #irish – is celebrated today.According to tradition, Patrick came to Ireland to convert the pagan Irish to Christianity. Patrick's efforts to convert, subjugate, and drive off the #celts were eventually turned into an allegory in which he drove #snakes 🐍 out of Ireland (Fun Fact: Ireland has never had any snakes!).Tradition holds that he died on March 17. Over the following centuries, many legends grew up around Patrick and he became Ireland's foremost saint.With this little history lesson, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange wishes you a happy St. Patrick's Day! 🍀#exchangeagency #ireland #dublin #stpatricksdayparade #irland ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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As 2021 is coming to an end, we have once again prepared another #Irish vocabulary lesson to help you impress your host family on the “Oíche Chinn Bliana” (which literally means “Year’s End Night”, the Irish equivalent for New Year’s Eve).The Irish language distinguishes between talking to one person and talking to more than one person:If you want to say “Happy New Year” to one person, you can say “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Duit” (pronounce it like /Ah-vleen fway vah-sha gwitch/).If you wish to say it to a group of people, it is “Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise Daoibh” (/Ah-vleen fway vah-sha jeeve/).With this little lesson in mind, the staff of ASE Cultural Exchange Ltd. wishes you and your host families a prosperous #NewYear! 🎆🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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The staff of ASE Cultural Exchange is celebrating the #InternationalAuPairDay today with you (24. November)! 🎉 ... See MoreSee Less
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1 years ago

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The long-awaited photos of our last Weekend-Trip to the #cliffsofmoher, #galway, and #bunrattycastle with stops in the picturesque village of #doolin and the historic sight of #poulnabronedolmen are finally here: We had lots of fun, many smiles and a great time in total with our Au-Pairs. Thank you for joining us! 🍀 ... See MoreSee Less
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