Annkathrin Dethlefs has taught German in Berlin since 2011 and also taught for a year in Utrecht (Netherlands) to gain valuable experience working within the international community.
Annkathrin is an amazing person and a great teacher, very kind and patient. Always pushing the students with humor and fun games, exercises, going along with the specific need of each team she works with.
Annkathrin as a teacher? A perfect combination of exceptional competences and warm friendship. For this I am deeply grateful to her: her classes will be always in my heart as one of the best memories of my life in Germany.
My German teacher is one of the best language teachers I’ve ever had, and I had many of them in the past. She’s clever, dynamic, and never boring. I love her classes!
Annkathrin made learning German funny and speaking German easy.
What I mostly appreciate in Annkathrin way of introducing us to the German language - which is at least for me, really complicated and hard to get in - is her way of doing it in a playful way together with a well structured and precise learning of the subtil ways how the German language is modeled. Her classes where for me the beginning of a new way of understanding how to deal with the German language and fell confident about getting familiar with how to use it in my daily life in Berlin.
What I really enjoyed is that we could feel an improvement in grammar, speaking, listening, writing, and reading. Not only with me, but with most of my classmates, I could notice that Annkathrin gladly offered individual support to overcome personal weaknesses in the language. The cherry on top is that her friendly personality makes it easy to take an active role, ask without embarassement, enjoy the learning process, and even get some tips about the integration in Germany. Without hesitation I deeply recommend Annkathrin's class to all of those interested in learning the language while having fun at it!
Annkathrin hat immer gute Laune, sie ist dynamisch und vor allem sehr freundlich. Mit ihr sieht Deutsch einfach aus, weil sie verschiedene Methoden benutzt, wie Spiele, mündliche Situationen oder klassische Übungen. Sie beherrscht auf jedem Fall diese Methoden und das macht ihren Unterricht nie langweilig, deswegen bin ich immer gern zum Kurs gegangen. Ich denke, dass sie die beste Deutsch Lehrerin ist, die ich kenne – also kann ich nur sie empfehlen!
Master of Arts
MA Communication and Language – German as a foreign language
Final Thesis: „Modal particle in German classes – How small words can become big problems.“
Bachelor of Arts
BA Germanic languages, literature and linguistic
Final Thesis: „Neologism and their text functions in the coverage of Football - European Championship 2008“
„Phonetic compact – pronunciation training for German as a foreign language teachers“ (Workshop, Carl Duisberg Centrum)
„Efficient methods to eliminate long-standing mistakes“ (Workshop, Carl Duisberg Centrum)
„Conception of C-tests (placement tests)“ (Seminar, Central institution modern languages, TU Berlin)
„Film ab! Video in language teaching“ (Workshop, Hueber Verlag)
Speaking is everything! Create reasons to speak (Seminar, TELC)
„Nationaal Congres Duits 2016“, Goethe-Institut Amsterdam
(Workshops attended: „Games in class“ and „Poetry Slam“)
Efficient hearing and reading (Seminar, TELC)
TELC Prüferlizenz B1 bis C2
TELC C1 Hochschule
TELC B2-C1 Beruf
Whether you need to prepare for German exams, or simply want to improve your everyday language skills in order to argue with grumpy Berlin bus drivers, Annkathrin Dethlefs offers the perfect solution, tailored to you.