Hartmann Language School German classes and Spanish classes in London, Islington
  Hartmann Language SchoolGerman classes and Spanish classes in London,Islington  





April 2012- present


Owner/Instructor/Translator at Hartmann Language School, in St. Louis, Mo.




October 2010-January 2012


Owner/ Language Instructor


  • Running my own private language school: Sprachatelier Hartmann in Berlin
  • Teaching clients German with special emphasis on spoken German in everyday situations
  • Accounting, management and advertising of my own business


August 2006-Oktober 2010


Language Instructor at Die Neue Schule in Berlin


  • Teaching German in groups of up to 14 people
  • Teaching conversational German highlighting cultural topics of Germany
  • Preparation classes for the Tests in German B1, B2, C1,Test DaF, and “Kleines Deutsches Sprachdiplom”


April 2005- July 2006


Office Manager at Roma Espresso Systems, Inc. in San Diego


  • Administration and organization of the entire wholesale and retail business
  • Multilingual customer service (Italian, Spanish, German)
  • General accounting duties (Quickbooks)


June 2004- December 2005


Language Instructor at Inlingua International School of Languages in San Diego


  • Teaching conversational German to private clients as well as corporate clients at Siemens and Qualcomm
  • Translation of documents (English-German, German-English)


July 2002- August 2003


Assistant Librarian at the “Mediothek” (library with Multimedia and computer facilities) of the Goethe-Institut in Munich, Germany


  • Administration of the library including loan, research and order of learning material and literature
  • Assisting international students with their efforts to learn German and to get familiar with the German culture
  • Translation and correction of several brochures (German-Spanish) for the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes


Spanish (near native fluency)

English (near native fluency)

Italian (reading and speaking proficiency)

French (basic knowledge)

Latin (reading knowledge)

German (native)




October 1995- March 2002


M.A. (Magistra Artium) in Spanish and Italian Philology and Education Science at the Georg-August-Universität in Goettingen, Germany

Major subjects: Spanish Linguistics with special emphasis on Hispano - American dialects and Italian Linguistics with emphasis on the dialectal varieties in Italy. Master thesis (Linguistics): “The presentation of the presidential elections (2000) in the United States in the Spanish and Cuban daily press”


September 1999- February 2000


Studies of Spanish Literature of the 20th century at the Universidad de la Merced in Murcia, Spain

  • Scholarship issued by the Erasmus / Lingua-Program.
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