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Taylor Record
November 1, 2017

Want to learn German? Expath language classes are in the haus!

Meet Expath, betahaus' newest language & workshop partner!


If you've been at betahaus for a while, you've probably seen Expath co-founder, Tia Robinson, offering monthly office hours, but helping people successfully relocate to Germany is just another day at Expath. Through training, consulting, and German classes, she and co-founder Stephan Brenner have helped thousands of people get settled in Berlin since 2011. By now, they're really great at what they do. 

Looking for someone to help with your move to Germany? We're excited to partner with Expath to offer you exclusive benefits on language classes and coaching!


Intensive German at betahaus (A1.2)

Ready to start speaking German? Join the A1.2 German intensive course at betahaus! Expath offers some of the quickest progression and lowest prices in Berlin.

A1.2 will complete your foundation in German and allow you to give you confidence with everyday situations in Germany. Please note that A1.1 is a prerequisite for A1.2.

Schedule: Varies / See Course Schedule

Price: The price is 216,— per course. betahaus members pay 172,—.

How to Enroll: Follow this link to see all dates and to register for next German course at betahaus. After you sign up, you will receive an email with more information about the dates and the payment methods.


Intensive German in Neukölln and Mitte (A1.1 - B2.2)

Already know your basic German? Expath also offers courses A1.1 - B2.2 at their locations in Neukölln and Mitte. Register online if you already know your level or take a placement test to determine which class is right for you.

Schedule: Monthly / 120 minutes / 10:30am - 12:45pm OR 1pm - 3:15pm OR 6:30pm - 8:45pm / See Course Schedule

Price: The price is normally 150,— to 216,— per course. betahaus members pay 120,— to 172, —.

How to Enroll: Select your course here, and enter code "BETAHAUS" in the discount code field. You will receive an email with the payment instructions. 

Individual or Company Lessons (All Levels)

Are you looking for one-on-one language tutoring or classes for your team? Expath is also offering a 10% discount on all individual or company language courses.

How to Enroll: Contact Expath directly to arrange these courses.


Are all things taxes, insurance, and invoices making your head spin? Expath will now be hosting their Freelancing Workshop once a month in reception at betahaus. Come with all of your questions and they'll help you sort out your paper work so you don't get in trouble with German authorities!

Schedule: Monthly / 270 minutes / 10:00am - 2:30pm

Price: The price is normally 48,— but betahaus members get 6,— off!

How to Enroll: Register for the Freelancing Workshop here

Happy language learning from betahaus and Expath!

Toni: Currently, we’ve somehow ended up in this niche of building a lot of internal tools for startups and teams. But this is not the only thing we want to do. What I like about it is that we’re starting projects from scratch and we have full control over them. 

Martin: The first project we worked on was a tool for a large scale real estate development company. What they needed was a tool for their Sales people - to be able to mark their different spots and locations at different stages of the sales funnel. So we created a tool that helps them in this process.

Toni: And this one actually served as a starting point for the tool we’ve developed for  betahaus, which aims to allow the Sales and Management team to see which team rooms are occupied right now, which ones are free or will be occupied in a few weeks or months, so no double bookings appear. 

Alex: These two projects were more focused on real estate, let’s say, but we’ve also done more design-heavy projects like the one we did for Artique which is an online artists agency. For them, we built a whole website and an online system to present their artists starting only from their logo. It had to be very flexible, because the artists needed to be able to edit their own profiles, putting their resume, changing colours.

Toni: Honestly, we have skillsets that you don’t usually find in developers. Because we've had lives that were not just about computer science. I think to some extent this is what makes us different. 

Martin: I believe one of the reasons why people pick us over other studios is because it can be very hard working with developers. If you’re not understanding their work, if the communication is not flowing, you, as a client can feel lost. We're easy to communicate with and we’re always open to feedback and we're open to discuss anything. In the end, after all iterations, if you say we need to start the website from scratch and that you don’t like the idea, we won’t take it personally. 

Alex: Also, I think, since we all work as coding teachers, we are officially qualified to explain what coding is to people who don't code, which is actually really rare because a lot of developers, as Martin says, don't want to, or literally just don't know how to articulate what they're doing. Whereas we are trained in articulating what it is that we're doing, why it's meaningful and why it takes a certain amount of time.

Photo by Lea GK

Alex: Zimt & Mehl - the Turkish bakery around the corner. It’s just soo good.

Martin: Oh, there is this Italian restaurant called Ristorante del Arte

Tony: Oh, my God, this place is so funny. It looks like a pretty average Italian restaurant, but the whole interior design inside is just decorated in such a weird way. The entire place is covered in frescoes. They have crystal chandeliers and Easter bunnies. Some Greek columns. It has a different name on the menu, on the side and on the Internet. And it was an ex-shoe-store.

Want to get in touch with Obst Digital? Come around betahaus | Neukölln and meet them here or send them an email to contact@obst.digital !


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