– English

– German

– French

– Spanish

– Turkish

– Italian

The SPRACHwerk Team

Deborah Cohen
English / German
Raised in a multilingual environment, Deborah has been working as a professional language teacher, academic translator and interpreter for more than 20 years. She founded the SPRACHwerk language school in 2005. Deborah developed the teaching method used at SPRACHwerk over many years of training young adult students for oral foreign language exams and is convinced that it is the fastest and most effective way to help learners achieve fluency in a foreign language.
140517sprachwerk-84-u4170 Elsa Mesa Llanes

Born and raised in Cuba (in Pinar del Río), Elsa studied History and Education and worked as a high school history teacher before moving to Europe in 2002 and devoting herself to language teaching. Since 2006 she has worked as a self-employed Spanish teacher, including at the VHS Lichtenberg, the FU, and the University of Potsdam. Since 2010 she has also been enchanting students at SPRACHwerk with her pedagogical skill, charm and wit.

140517sprachwerk-45-u4164Karen Linke
Karen hails from Geneva in French-speaking Switzerland. An art-school graduate with a degree in photography, she shifted her professional focus in 2010 to the teaching of French as a Foreign Language with an emphasis on general French, applied linguistics, conversation courses and business French. In 2011 she began teaching at SPRACHwerk, where she takes great pleasure in giving her students the knowledge they need to be able to function in French in their everyday and professional lives.
icon_1Nuri Arslan
Nuri is from the Antalya Province in Southwestern Turkey on the Mediterranean Sea. He studied law and worked as a lawyer in Istanbul before moving to Germany in 1992. Since then, he has worked as a self-employed language teacher, including at the Leo-Baeck Foundation. He’s been a member of the SPRACHwerk team since 2011. As a teacher, Nuri radiates warm-heartedness and patience. He summarizes his philosophy as a language teacher in the following words: „When you learn a new language, you become yet another person“.
lauraInmaculada M. Sánchez de Medina Herrera
Spanish (Castilian)/Italian


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Spanish (Mexican)


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