• Kendra Kalkschmid and Niels Stock, CEOs since 2024

The Company management

Adelheid Kumpf and Niels Stock founded Vivat Lingua! in 2003. Their aim? Making language learning more personal and catered to every individual.

Adelheid Kumpf left her role as CEO in 2023 due to illness.

Starting 2024, Kendra Kalkschmid and Niels Stock are the new CEOs.

Today Vivat Lingua! is a private limited company (ltd.) with more than 50 international team members, over half of whom are permanently employed by Vivat Lingua!.

Management like to make sure everything works well. We live this motto for our team, learners, customers and with special attention to our social responsibilities.

We see ourselves as:

- developers and supporters following wishes and opportunities offered by companies, institutes, and learners.

- networkers for the local economy, social concerns and regional projects.

- managers structuring and supervising financial processes.

- innovators leading Vivat Lingua! through further development towards a successful future.

- learners facing new processes

- pioneers who think ahead and prepare themselves for both a digital and analogue working world.

- team-orientated enablers passing on the joy of responsibility and decision-making


Niels Stock and Adelheid Kumpf, the former CEO duo from 2003 to 2023.

Niels Stock
  • Lay judge at the Juvenile Chamber of the Regional Court of Tübingen (2019-2023)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Französische Filmtage e.V. Tübingen/Stuttgart (since 2016)
Kendra Kalkschmid
  • coming soon