Resident Director, Josef Diermair, is a German Language teacher at International Culture Institute (IKI) Vienna. Originally from Upper Austria, he was trained as an elementary school teacher but soon started to work as a German Language teacher and traveled the world. He stayed in many countries and lived in Japan for more than a decade, where he refined his teaching style and worked in several languages schools and colleges.
He also is a prize-winning landscape photographer and is genuinely interested in Art and culture. In the last few years he has lived in Vienna, where he enjoys working with students to improve their language skills and to make them feel comfortable while staying in Vienna.