Team
Meet the brains behind it all!

Philipp Alexander Weber

Gründer und Mehrheitsaktionär der fRilingue GmbH 

Ökonom, Initiator von fRilingue,
Skilehrer, Leiter J&S, Mitinitiator von Get-Together.ch, Vorstandsmitglied Workcamp Switzerland

Ich habe fRilingue 2007 gegründet, weil ich junge Menschen zusammenbringen wollte, um ihnen dieselben tollen Erfahrungen zu ermöglichen, wie ich sie als Jugendlicher bekam:

Zu entdecken, wie viel Spass es machen kann, eine neue Sprache zu lernen! Und das alles an einem coolen Ort mit neuen Freunden und engagierten Lehrern. Von klein auf habe ich an Sprachcamps und Freizeiten für Jugendliche teilgenommen und später auch mitgearbeitet. Ob als Gruppenleiter, Lehrer, Skilehrer oder sogar als Clown während meiner Studienzeit! Ich gehe gerne Wandern, liebe Philosophie und Literatur, diskutiere gerne über Politik und das Leben, bin gerne auf Reisen, spiele Schach, Fussball, fahre Ski und tanze gerne.

Für mich gibt es drei existenzielle Werte, die auch die Grundlage für fRilingue bilden:

1. Professionalität 

2. Einfühlungsvermögen 

3. Offenheit

Ich würde mich freuen, Ihre Tochter oder Ihren Sohn in einem unserer einzigartigen Sommercamps willkommen zu heissen!


Ljubisa Ilicic 

CEO, Serbien

Im Sommer 2010 war ich auf der Suche nach einem Freiwilligen-Projekt im Ausland. So bin ich auf fRilingue gestossen und es hat mein Leben verändert! Sofort nach dem ersten Eindruck war mir klar, dass ich zurückkommen würde. fRilingue gab mir alles, was die Schweiz zu bieten hat: Eine einzigartig positive Atmosphäre in einem internationalen Umfeld, atemberaubende Natur, herrliche Seen und traumhafte Strände und gleichzeitig konnte ich interessante Menschen aus der ganzen Welt kennenlernen. Seit 2012 bin ich ganzjährig unterwegs und für die gesamten Sprachcamps verantwortlich. Die Arbeit mit fRilingue hat mir bereits so viele wertvolle Erfahrungen und Fähigkeiten vermittelt. Ich habe Deutsch gelernt, konnte mein Englisch verbessern und eine hohe Arbeitsmoral entwickeln. Zudem hat mich das internationale Ambiente ermutigt, zu reisen und die Welt zu entdecken. Seit 2010 haben wir jährlich über 3000 Teilnehmer aus aller Welt, von denen 25% jedes Jahr aufs Neue dabei sind. Das ist eine so positive Resonanz /ein so positives Feedback auf das fRilingue-Erlebnis und macht meine Arbeit so unglaublich befriedigend und reizvoll.


Michael McKean 

Office Staff & English Teacher, Scotland

"I first came to fRilingue as an English teacher in the summer of 2013, and continued to return each season whilst I was studying for my bachelor degree. After completing my bachelor degree in June 2015, I decided to take my involvement with the company further, returning as a teacher for the summer and then staying on to start a year-long internship starting in September. For me, part of the magic of fRilingue is that the international & multilingual environment allows language learning to extend way beyond the classroom. It is also not only the participants who can improve their language skills; I myself have developed conversational skills in French since joining back in 2013, and I know that many of my colleagues can say the same.

Outside of work, I am a keen musician, and, before moving over to Switzerland, I was the front man and guitarist of an indie-rock band back home in Scotland."


Anna Zimakova

 Sales Rep, Russia

"Why did I start working in the education and travel industry? I always loved two things in this life; working with people and travelling, and when connected with education it creates a perfect combination that makes me happy with what I'm doing - I love finding the perfect programme for a customer and helping them to make the right decision. fRilingue, for me, is an organisation that changes people's lives for the better; I love it and I want to share my love and experience with industry professionals and students alike! I studied abroad in both Finland and the UK, so I feel that's what motived me to set-off down this road.
If I could travel anywhere, and to any point in history, I'd go back and keep the original idea of the single world language after the construction of the Tower of Babel as I'd like to be able to communicate with and understand people from all over the world. That said, if I were granted this wish, I'd have to find another industry to work in; it'd be a Catch 22 I guess!"

Guillaume Maurin, France

Head of Teaching & Creativity 

"I first came to fRilingue not long after I graduated with a Bachelor of Philosophy in Paris. It was summer 2011, and I'll never forget my first experience of teaching French as a foreign language in such a thrilling environment. In camps, life is so intense; you share all your time and energy with other learners and staff members; the kids, volunteers, teachers & organisers. That's why I never stopped participating, living it as a breath of fresh air in between times intense studying and teaching high school philosophy - and it also served as a practical extension of them!

 Here everybody can learn from each other, and this liberation from the more rigorous and disciplined forms of education allows for more self-enjoyment, confidence and creativity. In September 2016, I started to work full time in order to extend my experience in these "arts" of composing common worlds of expressions, where everybody can learn and live together with joy."

Katharina Wirth, Switzerland

Administration & Office Staff

My main interests are focused on languages, communication, organisation and the contact between diverse people and cultures. That's why I started working for fRilingue in July 2016 for a one year internship before my tourism studies.

Working with fRilingue feels like being part of a big family. During my daily work, I communicate in German, French, English and Italian with the customers and my colleagues in the office. With the modern business structure in our company I am very flexible where and how I work. I can bring my own interests and ideas to my daily work. That's why I am totally satisfied with my job and glad to be part of the fRilingue team!

Sebastian Rueff

Office and Organisation Team, Germany

"I started with fRilingue as a web content creator in 2014 whilst studying media & communication in Fribourg. Immediately falling in love with the international, multilingual, fun atmosphere and the out of the box approach, I joined the office and organisation team on a full time basis in spring 2016.

With my background in youth work and huge passion for languages and people, fRilingue enables me to help kids and adults from all over the world to develop their language skills and personality - and I also benefit myself from the endless variety of positive and unique experiences, people and stories.

Outside of work I love to travel the world, eat plenty of delicious food and watch my beloved VfB Stuttgart winning the Champions League!"