Florian grew up in Bavaria. After high school and a civil service in Minsk (Belarus), he studied Slavic languages, history and political science in Potsdam. Being keen on learning languages himself, he had his first experience in teaching his native tongue during an internship in Kiev (Ukraine), and he enjoyed it so much that he began to study German as a Foreign Language and to teach in different institutions in Potsdam and Berlin. After getting his master, he worked as language assistant for the Goethe Institute in Kiev and managed a trainee program for young agrarian specialists from Eastern Europe and Central Asia in Berlin. Currently he teaches at different language schools.