Lalia is a language school committed to the communicative approach to language learning. Language learning is an active process. Just as you don't learn driving a car by looking at someone else driving, you won’t learn a new language by simply looking at someone else speaking. You have to use the language yourself! No one can do this for you.

The expertise of Lalia is to facilitate your first and further steps with German. We provide you with the learning tools, settings and environment necessary for you to grow into a confident German speaker quickly. We look forward to chatting with you in German soon!

Friederike Knüpling, Ph.D Stanford

Friederike Knüpling, Ph.D Stanford

Friederike has almost a decade of teaching experience in language, literary history and writing at Lalia Berlin, Stanford University, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, and Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. She holds a Ph.D in German Studies from Stanford University and has published about sports culture, gender and feminism, as well as every-day culture. She is thrilled about Berlin as a hub for multilingual, pluralistic discourse.
Idan Gilo

Idan Gillo, Ph.D Stanford

Idan holds a Ph.D in German Studies from Stanford University, where he has taught German language and literature for seven years before he began teaching at Lalia Berlin and at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin. He has published articles about German literature, culture, and history, and he is passionate about language learning and teaching.