Speakeasy office team

The speakeasy spirit is equally important to our office team, who, above all, is here to make your life easier as a student here. Whether you're at the stage of booking a course, or perhaps before that you need advice about getting a visa to come to Germany, or once you've started your class you need help after missing a lesson – our staff will help you!

We have already helped many students learn German and other languages and assisted with all sorts of issues along the way, so don't be afraid to come talk to us or drop us an email if we can possibly be of service.

The team is truly international and speaks German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Farsi and Hebrew!

The speakeasy office team

The team introduces itself

Büro Team - Rebeca

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Rebeca | Student Service & private classes

Hola! My name is Rebeca and I was born in Madrid. After completing my bachelor’s degree, I decided to follow my passion for languages, and I ended up in Berlin after living in Dublin and Reykjavík. As part of the speakeasy team, I am always happy to help you at the front office and I also arrange the private lessons. So, if you have any questions you know where to find me!

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Büro Team - James

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James | Student Service & Events

Hi, I'm James! I was born in the North of England and studied English and Pedagogy at University. I spent years teaching in various cities in England and Spain before moving to Berlin. I am responsible for the events and social media at speakeasy. You can find me at the front desk where I will be happy to help you with any questions you have about your course here at the school.

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Büro Team - Travis

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Travis | Student Service & Visa support

Though I was originally born in Canada, I’ve travelled the world to pursue my passion of rock climbing; I’ve even worked as a climbing guide in numerous countries including Canada, Vietnam, and China. I’ve now found my way to speakeasy in Berlin where I assist students with any and all inquiries. I’m the school’s resident visa expert so please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions regarding visas for Germany.

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Büro Team - Yvonne

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Yvonne | Course coordinator

I was born in a town called Halle/Saale about 2 ½ hours south of Berlin (on a good day on the Autobahn). However, in 2000 I started a 17-year hiatus and lived, studied and worked in the USA (e.g. California, Oregon/Washington, and Montana) where I taught world literature, film and German language classes. Since summer 2017 I’ve worked at Speakeasy as a language teacher and recently, I have been tackling administrative work as well to fill in for one of my colleagues who is on parental leave. My responsibilities include organizing courses and aiding my colleagues during telc exams.. Sometimes you will also see me in the classroom.

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Büro Team - Karoline

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Karoline | Head of teaching department

I was born in Berlin in the 80s and have lived many places such as Madrid, Lyon and Naples, before returning to Berlin in 2013. Since 2015 I’ve worked at speakeasy organising and allocating courses, as well as looking after the teachers. Sometimes you can also find me teaching in a classroom or as an examiner for the telc exams. I’m always interested in finding great new teachers and look forward to interesting applications.

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Büro Team - Aleksandra

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Aleksandra | Acting Head of Teaching Department

Hi, my name is Aleksandra! I am the contact person for our teachers. So if you have any questions, just let me know!

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Büro Team - Konstantin

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Konstantin | Head of Student Service

Always happy to see old and new faces at the school, you can be sure that I will greet you with a smile and try to help out - whatever the issue might be. With an international background and experience both in language teaching and the German industry, you can contact me with any questions related to your classes, visas, employment or studies in Germany. Welcome at speakeasy!

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Büro Team - Katharina

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Katharina | Business Courses

I grew up in the very West of Germany and then studied German as a Foreign Language and Political Science in the middle of the country. I also spent time in Australia, England and Peru. After university, I found my way to speakeasy where I am the head of our office team. If you are looking to start a business course or are interested in a strategic partnerships, I’m the right person to talk to. Occasionally, you can also find me teaching in one of our lovely speakeasy classrooms!

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Büro Team - Kelsey

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Kelsey | Exam coordinator

I originally hail from the picturesque hill country of the American Midwest, where I studied Japan Studies and Comparative Linguistics. After two exchange programs in Japan, I came to Germany as a language teaching assistant in 2005 and worked for many years as an English teacher in Leipzig. But after my M.A. studies in Konstanz and my return to Leipzig, I could no longer deny my true love – Berlin! At speakeasy, I take care of the invoicing and exam registration, and mostly spend my free time with travel, art, dancing and music.

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Büro Team - Jan-Philipp

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Jan-Philipp | Special projects

Originally coming from the middle of Germany, I went out to see the world after I graduated from school. For many years I lived in China and Latin America. I have seen that not only can it be incredibly fun to learn new languages, but it also gives you the great opportunity to discover new cultures, make new friends, build bridges and broaden your worldview. As part of the speakeasy team, I am now looking forward to sharing the same joy with you in discovering a new language.

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Büro Team - Matt

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Matt | IT & Design

I am a Brazilian with Italian roots who has been fulfilling his dreams in Berlin since 2018. I study computer science and I also love to take pictures. My story with speakeasy started as a language student when I attended my German course from A2 to C1, after which I became part of this wonderful team. With a passion for cultures and languages, I am always learning a new language. It makes me happy when students teach me words from their mother tongues! I hope to see you soon at speakeasy :D

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Büro Team - Birte

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Birte | Student Service & Visa Courses

Hello, my name is Birte - born and raised in a rural area of Germany, I have spent most of my professional years working in the travel industry. Still a passionate traveller myself (if the conditions allow), I took a detour living in Toronto, Hamburg and Singapore before now settling in in Berlin. At speakeasy, I take care of the visa-students and everything connected with our exciting University Pathway Program. Sometimes, you will also find me at the front office, where I am happy to answer your questions.

 

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