Hi, I’m Ute, the owner of Ute’s International Lounge and founder of this Academy

This Academy is the platform where I offer all my courses and webinars online.

The courses  are designed to be followed individually at your own convenience, whereas the webinars are live


I have a PhD in Romance Philology and have worked as Assistant Professor at the Department of Italian Historical Linguistics at the University of Zurich (Switzerland), as Senior Researcher in French and Italian Philology, Editor, Lecturer and Linguist, before starting Ute’s International Lounge in 2014.


I have written more than 500 posts, guest-posts, chapters in books about the topics that I teach at this Academy. 

Furthermore, I collaborate with experts in the field and am an active member of SIETAR The Netherlands/Europe, FIGT (Families in Global Transition), and I interview experts on topics related to raising multilinguals and multiculturals abroad on Raising Multilinguals LIVE as well as on my own youtube channel and the Youtube Channel Activities for Multilingual Families.

The Toolbox for Multilingual Families is a collection of 123 activities and games to foster understanding, speaking, reading and writing in 0 to 15+ year old children.

How to raise a bilingual child

This guide for parents who are raising their children with multiple languages is available in different languages.


Talking about multilingualism…

I am multilingual since a very early age and I speak, read and write Italian, German, French, English and Dutch fluently, and Spanish (A2 level; working on it), as well as some Italian and German dialects, and Old-French and Old-Provencal – I am currently learning Korean.
I grew up across cultures and with multiple languages – you can read more about me here.



About the courses and webinars of this Academy


All the courses and webinars in this Academy are designed by me and are my intellectual property. For some of them I collaborate with other experts to make sure to offer high quality courses and webinars.


Why this Academy?


I have held tailored workshops, webinars, trainings and talks on a variety of topics, in person and online for international companies, schools, daycares, parent groups, teachers, pupils and health organizations since 2014.

I am re-designing them one by one, and am offering them as online courses – longer courses, i.e. self paced 4-6 week courses, but also shorter ones – and live webinars for this Academy to make them accessible to everyone.


You can follow my courses at your own pace.


Each course consists of videospdfs, and other material, and the longer ones come with a workbook


You have the opportunity to join a closed facebook group and monthly free online meetings with me and other participants to discuss, ask questions, share experiences and connect. 


My webinars are live and participants get the opportunity to meet and join the discussion.

In this Academy I offer courses for internationals about: 

  • raising children with multiple languages (for parents of 0-4 | 4-10 | 10-15+ year old children)
  • maintaining languages across the lifespan 
  • intercultural communication
  • international life
  • change management
  • effective communication in multilingual families
  • effective communication in international settings
  • raising resilient children abroad
  • and more

If you would like to join me as a teacher/instructor, please mail me at academyuil@gmail.com


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Why choose this Academy


In the courses and webinars we combine research findings with personal insights and experiences, bridge between research and practice.

Our courses and webinars are our intellectual property.

Our Mission


Our mission is to support international families to communicate effectively across languages and cultures, at home, the community and the broader society. 


Our Vision


Our vision is to empower internationals (refugees, immigrants, expats etc.) to maintain their languages and cultures, and embrace additional ones whilst living abroad. 


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