Two aspects of our classes might be surprising for you:
At LALIA, you will learn grammar in context so as to know when, and not just how, to use a grammatical form. We look at language from a pragmatic point of view: Providing you with tools to grow into a more successful user of the German language is our top priority. As a first step, you will be able to make yourself understood and make sense of your immediate surroundings. Later, once you have actually begun speaking, we will work on attaining more accuracy with you.
Our students learn fast because we know how to facilitate their language learning well. A decade of teaching and researching at Stanford University, as well hundreds of learners at LALIA prove that.
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 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.