„Die Lernwerkstatt“ (Learning Workshop) is a space where learning is a collaborative, creative and self-determined activity.
People of all ages are welcome to join us!
in Math, Science, English and German for all learners from the 7th grade up.
Guided learning is our school-based offer. Regular mixed-age groups of max. 7 learners get together weekly to work on content from school in a playful and active
learning environment. The focus isn't solely on improving grades, but also on guiding the individual learning process.
Our learning guides come from various
disciplines and are all experts in their fields. They also bring a lot of world experience, and are involved in numerous activities in
and outside of Berlin. These experiences enrich the guided learning.
Arrange a first appointment today with
a short E-mail to
For continuous, weekly support we recommend a membership, with a fee of 20 Euros per month.
The goal of all M.E.N.A. (Middle East & Northern Africa) events is to bring people of different ethnicities and cultures together, in order to celebrate the diversity of the region and to dance a lot! The focus isn't on politics or religion, but rather on creating new friendships and on enjoying variety!
Professional, auto-didactic programmers will teach you the languages C#, Ruby and Xojo.
Anyone can learn how to program with joy, without needing to have any special talents.
Currently there are no regular programming courses taking place. Soon we will start again with "Programming for Job Seekers" (C#).
If you are interested in learning Ruby or Xojo, please let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Carlos from Peru wants to help you learn the basics of Spanish. The lessons will take place in English, until Carlos' German is better!
This event will come back soon...currently Carlos is at home in Peru! Would you like to teach Spanish in the Lernwerkstatt?...then let us know!
What would you like to learn? How would you like to learn? These are the central questions that we will deal with when you come for a personal consultation at our Open learning time.
Feel free to contact us before coming by, or simply come over on Thursdays between 4 and 6 p.m.
We offer our courses and events as gifts. This gives you the opportunity to take part, and then decide if a return gift is in your interest. Was that experience I just had valuable? Do I want to support Die Lernwerkstatt?
Support can take various forms. Materials, donations, and time are all useful ways to contribute to Die Lernwerkstatt. Until now many people have come to us through recommendations, especially for guided learning. A long-term financing of the project is only possible in combination with membership fees. Membership is possible starting at 5 Euros per month.
Our möbius strip above shows how close we are coming to reaching our goal of financing our rent ourself (560 Euros per month), completely through membership fees. Currently we receive 450 Euros per month regularly. The rest we finance with financial support from foundations. Help us reach our goal of financial independence by becoming part of our learning community!
Become a member in 3 steps:
Here you find our membership application form (in German). Download it.
Fill out the form.
Send us the filled out form (Karl-Kunger Str. 55, 12435 Berlin), or better yet bring it by personally!
Die Lernwerkstatt is a non-profit organization, so all donations and membership fees are tax deductible! Until 200 Euros a simple receipt/verification is sufficient. For amounts above 200 Euros we will gladly send you an official donation form!
Here you find our statute (in German). The goals and purposes of the organization can
be found there!
is 28 years old and comes from Costa Rica. After finishing his Master's degree in Human Rights and Peace Education, he gathered 5 years of experience as a language instructor and NGO-consultant. His motivation is based on conceptualizing new methods for alternative thinking and for personal development. He hopes to implement these methods in trainings and coachings in Die Lernwerkstatt.
He is convinced that conventional learning methods restrict our intellectual potential. Die
Lernwerkstatt presents him personally with many challenges, but also gives him the opportunity to engage with free learners and to create and experiment with new concepts and techniques.
studied Communication Design, Art Communication and German as a Second Language. She has a longstanding interest in the topic of education, and has numerous
years of experience as a tutor for German, Math, and English. Since 2014 she has been teaching German as a Second Language. She teaches art in various project spaces, as well as for extracurricular
activities, primarily animation and shadow theater.
Ursula is very interested in alternative and creative forms of learning, especially
interdisciplinary and self-determined learning. She started discovering the intersection between art and science during her studies, and is currently active in Die Lernwerkstatt's project „Math x Art“. In addition to that, she is active as a learning guide and helps to organize German events for newcomers to Germany.
is 26 and graduated with a Master in Economics. He is currently working in Saudi Arabia and still looks back on his experiences in numerous education systems in Germany and Great Britain. He mainly criticizes the closed-mindedness of these systems in terms of alternative learning frameworks. His motivation for the development and implementation of new learning concepts therefore focuses on the growth potential of each individual. Personal experiences in private coaching and tutoring at university fuel these efforts.
Kevin strongly appreciates the community atmosphere and close relationships at Die Lernwerkstatt. For him, Die Lernwerkstatt combines the duties and amenities of life in a comfortable harmony. In addition to the
coordination of internal office activities and the organization of new events, Kevin works on the acquisition of financial resources to
ensure the longevity of Die Lernwerkstatt.
is 22 years old and is currently studying civil engineering (Bachelor) at the TU Berlin. She started tutoring five years ago and hasn't looked back since. She takes great pleasure in guiding and teaching students. Ever since her work & travel year in New Zealand, traveling has developed into one of her biggest passions. She recently spent 6 months in Canada. She also volunteers as a Kung Fu trainer.
Die Lernwerkstatt is an opportunity to give children and youth the possibility to take part in guided learning, regardless of their financial situation. In addition, it would be brilliant if students could develop enthusiasm for learning outside of school.
Loesje's goal is to exchange ideas and opinions. Loesje organizes international creative writing workshops for its members and other organizations, works together with cultural and social initiatives and organizes international exchange programs and projects.
The laboratory for art and sustainability education (in German: Labor für Kunst und nachhaltige Bildung) – the place where creativity, sustainability and education all come together... with a library, info-pool, workshops, presentations, network meetings and much more.
We are extremely grateful for the financial support granted to us by Stiftung Pfefferwerk; Quartiermeister Berlin; Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin; Der Paritätische Berlin; Senatsverwaltung für Gesundheit und Soziales; Senatsverwaltung für Integration, Arbeit und Soziales; Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung
The Alliance for Self-Directed Education (ASDE) is an organisation based in the U.S. Die Lernwerkstatt shares their mission & vision: "(...) informing people about the benefits of, and methods for, allowing children and adolescents to direct their own education. The Alliance’s ultimate goal, its vision, is a world in which Self-Directed Education is embraced as a cultural norm and is available to all children, everywhere, regardless of their family’s status, race, or income." We are happy to be listed among the SDE communities. Bianca Geburek, member of the ASDE, is co-hosting the Lernwerkstatt's bi-weekly meetups on SDE and "Freilernen". Learn more about our meetups here (German page).
Sprach- und Kulturbörse (SKB)
Translated literally, Sprach-und Kulturbörse means "Language and Culture Exchange". It is a student organization at the Technical University of Berlin that is made up of over 100 members
from over 40 different countries with the aim of supporting the exchange of cultural and linguistic knowledge and experience in Berlin. They offer language and cultural events and courses for all students and employees of Berlin universities as well as alumni of the TU Berlin.
From 2014-2018 the Handlungsspielraum explored alternative education structures that are based on self-determined design of life and learning. The rooms in Berlin Neukölln provided space for any topic that is of personal interest but that's unfortunately missed out on exisiting structures (e.g. school, university, company).
The organization supports a new understanding of neighborhood that combines well-being, local opportunities and the diversity of people in form of knowledge, culture and more. Numerous of events like flea markets, barter markets and non-commercial sport and family events are organized.
English-speaking podcast that adresses any topic of alternative education a week in an international exchange.
The community is a merger of private persons, families and other groups that are convinced of natural and self-determined learning. Best practice is reached via partnerships and social unification.