East Melbourne Language Centre

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

At the East Melbourne Language Centre, you will benefit from our experience of more than 30 years in teaching languages such as German, Russian, Arabic, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian and Indonesian.

Qualified Native Teachers
Our instructors at the East Melbourne Language Centre are all qualified teachers, and usually native speakers of the language
Engaging Learning Environment​ ​
If you like meeting new people and studying in an encouraging and friendly environment, give our classes a trial
Fun Social Events
Join us at our social events, where you can meet other students and native speakers to practise your language skills

Meet the Office Team

Studied Spanish, French and pedagogical studies at Hamburg University. She worked as a language teacher in Paris and Madrid before moving to Australia in 1989. Then worked as a broadcaster for SBS Radio in Melbourne and became the Director of the East Melbourne Language Centre in 1990. Taught at Monash University for many years where she also conducted teachers training courses.I am proud of the diverse community of cultures and languages we have built at the East Melbourne Language Centre.It is a true privilege to share such diverse world of languages and cultures with like-minded people.I love playing tennis, yoga, gardening, bushwalking and cooking with and for friends and family.

Katharina Kleiminger Director of East Melbourne Language Centre

Guten Tag, mein Name ist Ann-Kathrin! Studying Oriental and Asian Studies in Germany and Jordan opened a whole new world for me that I like to share with my students. I enjoy teaching German because I like the gift of learning a language and getting to know other cultures myself. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking, reading and browsing the lovely sights and places of Melbourne.

Ann-Kathrin German Language Teacher
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    Meet the Office Team

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    Katharina Kleiminger
    Director of East Melbourne Language Centre

    Studied Spanish, French and pedagogical studies at Hamburg University. She worked as a language teacher in Paris and Madrid before moving to Australia in 1989. Then worked as a broadcaster for SBS Radio in Melbourne and became the Director of the East Melbourne Language Centre in 1990. Taught at Monash University for many years where she also conducted teachers training courses.
    I am proud of the diverse community of cultures and languages we have built at the East Melbourne Language Centre.

    It is a true privilege to share such diverse world of languages and cultures with like-minded people.

    I love playing tennis, yoga, gardening, bushwalking and cooking with and for friends and family.

    Ann-Kathrin
    German Language Teacher

    Guten Tag, mein Name ist Ann-Kathrin! Studying Oriental and Asian Studies in Germany and Jordan opened a whole new world for me that I like to share with my students. I enjoy teaching German because I like the gift of learning a language and getting to know other cultures myself. In my free time, I enjoy cooking, baking, reading and browsing the lovely sights and places of Melbourne.

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