Meet the language teaching team

A language school is brought to life by its teachers. At speakeasy Berlin it's certainly the language teaching team who are responsible for delivering lessons by the speakeasy method – meaning practical, interactive, learning, focused on the individual needs of the students. And we like to think the language teaching team all embody the speakeasy spirit, just like the rest of the team at speakeasy – this means being warm, open-minded and fun.

The language teaching team creates the exciting interactive learning environment that we believe gets the best results. It's their jobs to make sure all students get the most they can from their classes – and have a good time doing so!

Our teachers themselves come from different backgrounds and have extensive experience teaching adults from around the world. Most of the language teaching team have taught at speakeasy for a long time, so they really are vital to what makes the school just what it is.

The teachers introduce themselves

Teacher Team - David


Hi there. I am an open-minded, positive person and I enjoy teaching new things to people from all over the world. I really like grammar, but also stories and learning about people’s background, and always bring fun and motivation to my classroom. I am really interested in Latin America and have travelled there many times. I lived in Brazil for 7 years, where I also taught German. My best advice for language learning is: "use, use, use," and "step by step."

Teacher Team - Ralph


Hi there, I've been a DAF teacher for over 15 years with professional experience abroad in Mexico and New York. Teaching DAF is for me much more of a privilege than a job and I still really enjoy it. My passions are travelling, languages, architecture, films and photography.

Teacher Team - Claudia


My name is Claudia. What do I love about teaching? That the world meets in my classroom! I succeed in creating a positive and motivating atmosphere which even makes my students enjoy German grammar a little bit. Iโ€™m looking forward to meeting you!

Teacher Team - Alina


Hello, my name is Alina. I like to teach languages. I was able to gain experience in this area during and after my studies (linguistics: communication, variation and multilingualism: German and English), teaching German and English as foreign languages. I have already learned how to work independently, in a structured and organised manner, and how to find the appropriate way to language acquisition for each participant. In my courses, I attach great importance to the fact that the participants not only acquire a very good knowledge of German, but that they also feel comfortable and have fun by learning. Because life is serious enough. :)

Dear participants, I look forward to seeing you in my courses! :)

Teacher Team - Nicola


It has always been crucially important in my life to work and deal with German language. After my studies of German Literature, Art and Media Science, I worked as a Dramaturg for several years in different theatres around Germany, such as Berlin and Saarbrรผcken. At speakeasy, I use my communication skills and enthusiasm for language to prepare you for the big stage we call โ€˜Berlinโ€™. I look forward to getting to know you!

Teacher Team - Annika


Hi! My name is Annika. After studying German language and literature at uni and spending some time teaching abroad, I now live in Berlin. Since 2015, I have taught German in the speakeasy classrooms as well as at several companies. If you fancy not only learning about the present and past tense but also about cook books, German beer and discovering Berlin, just come down to speakeasy! I look forward to meeting you all!

Teacher Team - Ulrike


Hello! My name is Ulrike! I studied German Linguistics. The priorities in my classes are that (1) every one feels welcome, (2) you learn how to actually speak German and (3) you learn how to use german grammar correctly. An open-minded atmosphere, a lot of group/partner activities and detailed explanations are the base of my teaching style.

Teacher Team - Andreas


I studied German literature, politics and philosophy in Munich and Berlin. Since 2004 it has been my great pleasure to teach German as a foreign language. After working in India for 12 years, I returned to Berlin in April 2019. I really enjoy rediscovering this great city after all this time, even though I really do miss the delicious food and warm climate in India. Most of all, I enjoy teaching German as a foreign language to interesting people from all over the world.

Teacher Team - Lisa


Hi, my name is Lisa und I am teaching German as a foreign language since 2010. In the last years I lived in China, Vietnam and Poland; since 3 years Berlin is my new home. I enjoy learning languages as much as I love teaching them. In summer 2020 I joined Speakeasy. Looking forward to seeing you in class!

Teacher Team - Jan


Hi! My name is Jan and I am a true Berliner. I studied Italian studies and Intercultural German Studies / German as a foreign language in Berlin and Göttingen and since April 2020 I have been teaching at speakeasy. I look forward to having many interesting interactions with you and sharing a lot of motivating learning experiences.

Teacher Team - Rebecca


Hello German-learners! I‘m Rebecca! Everyone is warmly welcomed on my courses just as I was welcomed at speakeasy Berlin in January 2020. I studied Spanish and German (literature / linguistics) in the historical city of Tübingen and have travelled as a teacher, translator and pedagogical assistant in bilingual schools in Stuttgart, Dénia, Málaga (Spain) and San Estanislao (Paraguay). I love immersing myself in the world of books and have worked in publishing houses (product management) and volunteered writing scripts, leading performances, acting and coaching both adults and young people. Speaking German with body and voice: those who change themselves change others! ;)

Teacher Team - Uli


Hello, I am Uli and have taught German as a Foreign Language since 2002. Since the middle of 2009 I have worked at speakeasy and mostly teach private lessons and conversation courses. I like to spend my free time with music and literature.

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