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  • Monday, November 29, 2021 11:43 AM | Anonymous

    We are excited to announce that Verena Hagen is joining the DANK Haus Staff as the Language Program Assistant! 

    Meet Verena!

    "I was born in Ibbenbüren, a small mining town in the Münsterland. I studied Linguistics in Dortmund, met my American husband during a study abroad semester in Ireland, and with a little covid-delay am finally here and excited to get started at the DANK! I previously worked in writing website content and translation."

    Willkommen, Verena! We are so happy to have you here! Be sure to say a hearty "Willkommen" to Verena if you see her around!

  • Friday, November 12, 2021 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    We are pleased and excited to announce that Carina Staudte has been appointed as our new Language Program Director!

    Carina grew up in the northern part of Germany, near the town of Flensburg. After receiving her Abitur (high school diploma), she explored California as an Au Pair before she started pursuing her Magistra Atrium at the Martin-Luther Universität in Halle (a.d. Saale). There, she studied Anglo-American studies, political science and psychology, and deepened her fascination with languages by venturing to South Korea for a semester. 

    Splitting her time between the US and Germany, she then received her PhD from the Europa-Universität Flensburg in American Literature and settled down in Chicago with her family. 

    She started to work at the DANK as a teacher, then became the assistant to the director of the language school and now is thrilled to lead, grow and innovate the language school with the help of her team!

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