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Take a second and imagine what it’ll feel like to say:

I speak fluent German

with complete honesty

Fully knowing that if you had to make an emergency trip to Berlin that you would be able to…

  • call a taxi
  • find your way around without misinterpreted directions
  • stop for a quick lunch at a restaurant (and correctly order the food you’re craving)
  • read a newspaper about what’s going on locally (and never miss the best events)
  • and talk intimately with people with absolute ease
  • showing off your German language skills at work and closing the deal with confidence

Wouldn’t it feel amazing to be able to do everything in German you normally do in English?

That’s what I’m going to coach you to do.

 

About-Page-PhotoMy name is Karin Raffa — the professionally trained and experienced German teacher and ICF accredited Neurolanguage Coach®* for anglophones moving to German-speaking countries who want to achieve that incredible feeling of living life in a foreign language.

 

I believe that the world will be a better place if we truly connect with one another – especially across cultures – with clear communication and sincere relationships. We need to look beyond the label of our nationality and the colour of our passport!

 

That’s why I coach people to use German. It’s my part of my mission in life – to bring more understanding, happiness, and love to the planet. You can read more about my philosophy to figure out if I’m the right person for you.

 

You’re taking a great opportunity moving to a German-speaking country and living the expat experience. You want to learn German because you want to settle in quickly, be able to communicate with the locals and don’t feel like an illiterate. Don’t you really want to fully experience the country and culture without language barriers holding you back?

 

You’re in the right place.  Because that’s something I know I can help you with.

 

So, how can you find the time to learn German while you’re dealing with everything else in your life?

 

Join my community by signing up below (it’s free) and receive my free mini ebook to help you learn German successfully and do it right from the start. I’ll also send you bite-size tips and lessons to learn German – all you’ll have to do is open your inbox (which I’m sure you already do).

 

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You can read all about my qualifications below if you’re interested.

I’ve been teaching for 16+ years, so I know a thing or two…

 

I’ve been helping people at different speaking levels across the spectrum to learn German since 1999.

This is what I’ve earned: a Master-Level Degree in Language and Literature, an internationally recognized teaching qualification, an MA Education and a Neurolanguage Coaching®* qualification. I’ve been around the block and have lots of experience. And, yes, I´m really good at it.

I have worked in different countries and truly lived the foreign language experience myself – several times (including all misunderstandings and frustrations). So, I intimately know what it’s like to experience a new culture, language, and people.

I absolutely love the coaching part of my job, I want to share my passion in a big way which is why I’ve taken my work online – to reach more people and truly change their lives by giving them the chance to live brand new experiences.

With as much experience as I have, I can anticipate the difficulties you might encounter and help you work through it without getting frustrated and losing your motivation.

I’d love to be a part of your learning journey.
If you like what I’m all about and want to learn from me, sign-up below to get started (it’s free).

My Philosophy

If you’ve ever tried to learn a language in school (without success), you probably think that you’re “not good with languages” or that learning a foreign language is all about grammar rules, long lists of words and flash cards.

 

I’m sure when you first thought about tackling the German language, you realized how foreign it REALLY is. It might’ve been a completely new experience without any contact to the language, its culture, or its people. And just thinking about studying it reminds you of your school experience – which I’m sure you’d rather forget.

 

Here’s the thing about how most languages are taught: You take a LOT of time and effort learning the core principles and THEN – after a long time – you finally get to apply it.

 

This is NOT my approach.

 

It’s not fun, it’s stressful, and you don’t feel like you’ve really accomplished anything until MUCH later.

 

There’s a better, more brain-friendly way to learn German and that’s by making it FUN, RELEVANT and TAILORED TO YOUR NEEDS AND WANTS.

The way I coach is by helping your brain focus, make new connections faster, so the information sticks.  AND apply it immediately in situations relevant to you. This is KEY to Neurolanguage Coaching®*. When you’re open to a different approach, in a calm and relaxed state, motivated and focused, you’ll learn FASTER and BETTER than with any other method.

 

You are in control. You decide what you want to learn and how you want to do it. We partner up to co-create your course. We combining coaching ethics and standards, as well as goal and action setting processes and integrate them into our sessions. During our sessions, you have full confidentiality. What happens in the session, stays in the session! No information will ever be passed on to someone else.

 
This brain-friendly coaching approach uses coaching conversations to activate your existing knowledge to help your brain make new connections fast, so the information sticks!

We build a learning partnership and co-create the course which is tailor-made for YOU. We all love to learn differently. That’s why you get to learn in the way which makes the most sense to you.

First, we find out exactly where you are at the moment and what it is you want to learn, identify and set your mastery and mechanical goals.

 

Second, we determine your actions – how you want to work on this and achieve your goal, breaking down the language to make it tailor-made for YOU. We only use activities you enjoy, are relevant to your situation and which you look forward to completing while keeping your brain in the perfect learning state.

 

And third, we define a realistic time period, talk about possible activities for consolidation between sessions. And get to work.

 

 

Because you CAN get a fully immersive German experience – wherever you are in the world.

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