Our story

Authentic Learning Berlin was founded in 2017 by Mariana A. Ramirez after her frustrating experience learning German in different language schools around the city. After a year or so of intensive classes, she finished her C1 course and was shoved into the real world to use German. She quickly realized that her German was not as good as it was on paper and that she lacked the confidence she needed to talk. She needed to do something.

She took the 15+ years of experience as an English instructor, her knowledge from her B.A in language studies and her M.A in Education, her experience as a language learner and her passion for innovation and developed the concept for Authentic Learning Berlin.

It went through a thorough piloting phase, and we began offering stand-alone language workshops. Those grew into the immersive linguistic experiences we offer today. We are so proud because our experiences give our learners the chance to use the language in an authentic setting and gain confidence while having fun. 

Authentic Learning Berlin is thrilled to partner with so many talented workshop leaders and collaborators. It is a great honor to be able to meet so many learners and accompany them in the process of finding their way in Berlin and learning the language.