What is Expath?
Stephan Brenner and Tia Robinson founded Expath in 2011 to help people with German bureaucracy and provide top-notch German language lessons. Our goal? To give people the tools and skills necessary to integrate into their community and independently deal with everyday issues.
We know those issues because we’ve made the move ourselves (Tia is German-American by choice, Stephan is German-American by birth). As language teachers, managers and recruiters at big business language schools, we have encountered first-hand the issues new expats face. The resources available from official German sources are often confusing, and advice in internet forums is contradictory, discouraging or simply outdated. Our goal is to provide the best possible information at the lowest possible price.
Over the years we have helped thousands of new Berliners learn German, get a visa, get a work permit, register their address, get health insurance, find a job, find a flat, deal with taxes and much more. We provide these services at very affordable rates and truly feel that we make a difference in our community.
We also provide onboarding services for companies and organizations – from small startups to big, internationally known companies – based in Berlin. We help their new international employees move to Germany and acquire language skills quickly.
We’ve been called a “Powerhouse of a Startup” by Venturevillage and are featured in their article “7 Cool New Ways to Learn German“. We’ve been named überlin’s “Favorite Berlin Language School“, and one of My Destination Berlin’s “Top 10 Language Schools in Berlin“, just to name a few (see more on our press page). Our facebook and google+ reviews speak volumes about how well we carry out our mission.
We’ve also launched germanytime, an online platform to share our workshops with a much wider audience. People can now stream our “Getting Started”, “Finding a Job”, “Finding a Flat”, and “German Grammar” workshops from anywhere in the world to get all the information they need before they even book their flight!
We’re excited to get to know you in a coaching, German course or workshop soon!
Your Expath Team