I have been learning German with Katja for more than 3 years now. Starting with elementary German (level A1) we are now steadily working our way towards level B2. I first started learning with her at the Goethe Institute and found her group lessons well planned, thoughtful and above all fun! When the Covid lockdown started I approached Katja to learn on a private lesson (1-2-1) basis which I then started and I could not be happier with my decision. I find her lessons tailored to my needs, always carefully thought out and planned to the progression we are making and homework is always set to reinforce what has been learnt in the individual lessons and always with an eye to what is realistic. On a personal level I find Katja always extremely friendly, patient, flexible and always willing to go at my pace which is a great help as my work demands as a practising lawyer mean that in some weeks I have less time to devote to German study than in other weeks – and she totally get that. I have also done a week’s intensive course with Katja involving 2 hours every day and was very impressed at how she planned and structured that week to take full advantage of the time available for some really accelerated learning and progress. I am extremely happy with my decision to learn German with Katja. It is instructive, challenging at times but above all she makes it great fun and I highly recommend her.