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About East Melbourne Language Centre

langcent3035-6263bThe Language Centre was established in 1989 in Lansdowne Street, East Melbourne trading as the German Language Centre. Due to demand we expanded our services to include the other languages currently offered and so evolved into the German Language Centre/East Melbourne Language Centre, providing the multi-lingual,multi-cultural learning environment one enjoys today.

At our Language School you will benefit from our experience of more than 20 years in teaching languages such as German, Russian, Arabic, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian and Indonesian.
If you like meeting other people and studying in an encouraging and relaxed environment, you’re bound to enjoy our classes. Our instructors at the Centre are native speakers and qualified teachers. Many of us are university tutors and lecturers.

At our social events you will meet other students and native speakers to practise your language skills. Join us in our outings, learning weekends, visits to restaurants, parties, movie nights and games nights.
The Regular Evening Classes are conducted in four 10-week terms per year. Each class has one 90 minute session per week unless indicated otherwise. We cater for all levels, from absolute beginners to those with very high levels of language proficiency.

Company Directors

Katharina Kleiminger (right)

Studied Spanish and French at Hamburg University in Germany. Studied and worked in Paris and Madrid as a language teacher before moving to Australia in 1989. Worked as a broadcaster for SBS Radio in Melbourne and became a Co -director of the East Melbourne Language Centre in 1990. Used to teach at Monash University for many years where she also conducted teachers’ training courses.

Carolin Hinck (left)

Studied Pedagogical Studies at Bremen University. Did her Masters in Teaching at Monash University in 2010. Worked as a language teacher in Melbourne before moving to London and then Hongkong where she taught German as a second language full time at the Goethe Institutes. In 2015 and 2016 she wrote 5 books for German students which will now be published within the next 2 months by Klett in Germany.  Since June 2016 she has been back in Melbourne as she loves the city more than any other place in the world and became the Co-director of the East Melbourne Language Centre. This is very much to the delight of her former and current students and colleagues.

Member of

  • Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Victoria Inc.
  • Association of German Teachers of Victoria Inc.
  • German-Australian Chamber of Industry and Commerce