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Meet the Instructors of the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

Helena Karasova

Helena Karasova

Helena Karasova joined the Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta in 2019. She has been teaching German to the novice and intermediate students of German since 1997. Helena believes that German grammar can be explained in an easy and logical way, and is eager to help you lose your fear of speaking German and making mistakes. She has been known for proving to all of her students that Goethe was right when he said, "How many languages you speak, that many times you are a human being.

Helena learned German as a child from her "sudetendeutsche Oma." She received her B.A. in German and in Political Science  from Central College in Pella, IA. She earned her MPH in Global Health from Emory University. Before that she obtained her MS from the National Yang Ming University in Taipei,Taiwan. She was born and reared in the Czech Republic, and has lived, studied, and worked there as well as in the U.S.A., Germany, Austria, Taiwan, Belarus, and Colombia. She loves to study and teach foreign languages, loves to cook and explore the relationship between food and culture, and has a voracious appetite for travel

Languages: Czech, English, German and conversational in Russian and Spanish