Welcome to Expath! Here's a bit about us!
Stephan Brenner and Tia Robinson founded Expath in 2012 to help "new Berliners" with German bureaucracy and provide exceptional German language lessons. Our goal? To give people the tools, skills, and information necessary to live in Germany successfully.
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official German sources are often confusing, and advice in internet forums is contradictory, discouraging or simply outdated.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 expats 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. 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 we’ve been named überlin’s “Favorite Berlin Language School“, and one of myGermanExpert's “Top German Language Schools in Berlin“ and one of Vidalingua's “11 Best Language Schools to Learn German in Berlin “, just to name a few. Our facebook and Google (here and here) reviews speak volumes about how well we carry out our mission.
In May 2017 we expanded to our second center - in addition to our center in Neukölln, we are now also located right on Rosenthaler Platz in Mitte - and officially became incorporated as the "Expath Training & Consulting GmbH".
In 2019 Expath launched its relocation support as well as in-company language classes in Hamburg, and we're looking forward to much more soon!
2020 sees us weathering the COVID-19 crisis by offering very popular online language classes, both in companies and as an extension of our internal classes, thus marking the exciting beginning of our new Online Language School for German learners from all over the world!
Thank you to the thousands of students and coaching clients who have made our vision a huge success over the years - and for many to come!
We're excited to get to know you in a coaching or German course soon!
Your Expath Team