The team

Das Team von speakeasy

Our competent and motivated team has many years of experience in imparting knowledge. From our practical experience, we know that learning must be fun. Because in a motivating atmosphere, the desired learning successes occur all the more easily. Our trained specialists attach great importance to exactly this aspect. We want you to learn to learn independently and offer you “help for self-help”. And we don’t just say and write that, we actually do it.

Antje Seidel


“You can do anything if you stick with it and really want to do it.”

The principal Antje Seidel comes from around Cologne. After studying Japanese, linguistics and pedagogy, she lived in Tokyo for several years, where she worked as a lecturer for German as a foreign language at the Goethe Institute and at various renowned universities. Since 1990 she has been teaching German with dedication and great pleasure and has helped many beginners to master the German language.

Dominic Portrait



“A foreign accent is a sign of bravery.”

Originally from Bavaria, Dominic moved to Cologne to study linguistics. After his inspiring stays abroad in Colombia and Spain, it was clear that working with people from all over the world was one of his passions. Since 2020, he has been working at speakeasy, helping students not only find the right course, but also learn the German language.