"While our classes focus strongly on conversation skills and confidence, we are also supported to sharpen and expand our expressive repertoire and grammatical base with offers for home writing and reflection tasks, which are supported by helpful resources and encouraging feedback. During the sessions we have ample opportunities to interact in small groups and pairs where we benefit from our varied strengths and interests. Through carefully considered exercise materials, ranging from literature excerpts, to poetry, to newspaper articles, and films, the teacher has quite remarkably scaffolded us to begin to discuss and debate wide ranging social, political, historical and cultural topics that respect our agency, interests and intellects, as adult learners. I unequivocally recommend LALIA sessions. They are motivating, stimulating and indeed inspiring!”
DR. EMMA BUCHANAN
"I have tried a lot of courses since I came to Germany and LALIA is the best so far."
MARCIO GOUVEA SILVA
"After trying a few more traditional language schools, LALIA was recommended to me when I complained to a friend that though I was technically advanced, I lacked the confidence to verbally express myself in German. After three months in IH my German acquaintances have told me that I've made a massive improvement, and, equally importantly, I feel that I've improved too!"
R. STEIN WEXLER
"I honestly cannot recommend LALIA enough. It is an amazing opportunity to truly learn German and start speaking in no time. Friederike is an incredible teacher: she corrects you only when it interferes with the meaning, allowing you to develop the courage and confidence required to learn a new language. The themes covered are truly relevant to daily life, and the methods foster a broad knowledge base, and a true sense of community among users. If you want to learn German, you shouldn't look any further. I recommend this course to everyone I know and am truly so grateful for this experience."
"When people find out for how long I’m actually learning, they are always surprised and say I have really good German."
"I took classes with Friederike over the past few months and 100% recommend her approach to teaching. She genuinely cares about the students in her classes and gently supports and encourages you as your language skills develop. She chooses conversation topics that are relevant and useful rather than sticking to a standard curriculum. It's so empowering to feel that you can have a conversation about arts, culture and philosophy as well as manage meetings with your Steuerberater, even when you're still in the early stages of your German language journey! I really recommend these classes if you're looking for a more personalized, practical approach to becoming a confident, capable German speaker!“
"The classes are focused on enjoyable and engaging topics with a focus on speaking rather than nitpicking all the grammatical elements. My German has improved a lot in the last six months and I’m having fun along the way too. Couldn’t recommend them more highly"
"I have tried a lot of courses since I came to Germany and LALIA is the best so far. With a really tailored approach, and focus on gaining confidence in speaking German, I was able to improve my language skills and talk with more ease. If you want to learn German I would highly recommend LALIA Berlin."
MOHAMMED ILYASS RAHMOUNI
"I find the material we cover in class to be really relevant, and I have learned a lot about Germany as well as learning the language. Although I was apprehensive about online classes at first, it has been an excellent experience and is very convenient! I was positively surprised by how quickly everyone became comfortable participating in class, as this had not been my experience in traditional language classes, and this has really helped my learning. Thanks to the structure of the class and the great teachers, you also get to know your classmates on a personal level, and this makes the class even more fun! I cannot recommend LALIA enough for anyone interested in learning a new language and getting to know more about Germany!“
"On top of this, I managed to learn lots about German culture and what to expect before I arrived. Upon arriving in Germany, I felt confident to converse and use my German as much as possible. Soon afterwards with practice, I was able to find a job working exclusively in German in the Film Industry.“
"Prior to learning with LALIA, I had absolutely no previous experience with any other language school, nor with learning or speaking German. Learning German from a clean slate is undoubtedly an intimidating venture — but not with LALIA. I think that a major part of learning a new language is accepting that making mistakes is a natural part of the process, and I feel that LALIA excels at creating a safe and tolerant learning environment to make mistakes, learn from them and eventually grow an inner confidence that you can take with you and apply it in your daily life. Thanks to LALIA, 8 months later, I can confidently communicate with a german speaking customer service, easily order at restaurants and absolutely ditch resorting to speaking in English in most of my daily tasks.”
"I've tried a few different approaches to learning German since I moved to Germany, such as weekly classes and private tutors. In my experience, LALIA is the most effective by far. Because the classes are small and meet several times a week for a short amount of time, you're able to practice and learn efficiently without getting overwhelmed—great for anyone who is also working and/or caring for kids. It's been the best use of my language-learning time and a very good value for money.
As a bonus, the sessions are fun and interesting, and I really enjoy the people I meet through the classes. Highly recommended!"