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All our teachers are native speakers specialized in different academic fields. Our different backgrounds help us provide a quite unique approach to teaching language. We teach with heart and mind and are always open for new experimental ways to work with language, but never lose sight of what's essential to language learners.
Vu loves travelling, contemporary art, exhibitions and food. After having lived abroad for a while, from New York to Naples, he worked for some galleries in Berlin as a curator and gallery manager and has constantly pursued his passion for teaching languages. He’s currently studying Vietnamese and Japanese and is fluent in German, English, French and Italian.
Hanno has worked as a journalist and translator. After years spent alone behind his desk, he decided to re-direct his focus to a job that involves more exchange and interaction with people. Aside from his work as a teacher and his interest in languages, Hanno is very much invested in music: As part of the German-Yemini pop duo Kabreet, he produces music that merges different musical genres and approaches.
Annalena loves literature and arts. She studied Roman Languages, Media and Art History at the University of Osnabrück, in the northwest of Germany. In the past ten years, she has lived in Italy, France and Spain, where she has worked as a German teacher, translator, cultural manager and - here comes her second big passion - as a cook. She's only recently returned to Germany and is excited to re-discover her country with and through her students. Annalena is always happy about lively discussions, a good laugh and
Daniela spent the last 2 years in Ecuador and has only recently returned to her favourite neighbourhood of Berlin: Neukölln. She studied Biology and linguistics and loves travelling, theater and cinema, organizing cooking evenings with friends and enjoying the countryside with her dog. The thing she especially likes about teaching German is the exchange with interesting people of different cultures.
Inga is a so-called “Fischkopp” / a “fish-head” from the Baltic Sea in the North of Germany. She has a specialized degree in teaching “German as a Foreign Language” and has just come back from an adventurous trip to Vietnam where she has been teaching German at the Goethe Institute. After extensive travels throughout Southeast Asia, Inga is now back in town. She loves traveling, cycling around Berlin and surfing - and of course she loves languages, so currently she is studying Hebrew!
Kolja is originally from Bielefeld, a place in the North-West of Germany, which many claim doesn’t even exist. He is living proof that there is indeed such a place.. :-) He likes music and also plays the guitar. Despite his passion for traveling, he always comes back home, to good ol’ Neukölln. Besides his mother tongue German, he also speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and hopefully some more languages in the future.
Mara is a nature, film and food lover. As a documentary photographer, she worked extensively with refugee women, with a focus on issues of migration and belonging. She is passionate about words and what they reveal about culture, and loves teaching people from all around the world, as well as learning languages, currently Arabic. Having lived abroad for a decade, she’s now keen to discover her hometown Berlin with new eyes.
Kathrin is a Franconian who has lived and studied in Copenhagen for a long time. The one thing you won’t forget about her is her great sense of humor. She brings in personal stories from inside and outside Berlin into class. If you’re looking for lively discussions and a big smile, you should sign up for her conversation class!
Philipp is a filmmaker, writer and German teacher, born and raised in Munich. Still a Bavarian at heart, he’s been living in Berlin for more than 15 years now and loves travelling, political debates, visual arts, yoga and sports. After publishing his latest documentary, he is now more eager than ever to focus on teaching German classes and try out new teaching methods and pedagogical approaches.
Freya originally comes from the far north and spent several years in Denmark studying textile design. Today she lives in colourful Kreuzberg and loves flea markets, travelling, knitting, interior design and of course teaching. To her, the best thing about teaching is to meet exciting and great people from all over the world over and over again and to accompany them as they find their language.