Alexandra Besoaín

German Language Coach
Helping you channel your full potential
Hello! My name is Alexandra Besoaín.
I am a qualified Language Coach in the german
language and the person behind
German Language Coaching.

 My Story

Linguist, harp enthusiast, classical music lover, thinker, voyager, dreamer, lifelong learner!
Born to a German scientist father and a New Zealand pianist mother, I was raised bilingually enjoying throughout my youth, the beautiful sound of classical music, receiving musical instruction in piano and flute.
After spending a year São Paulo to learn Portuguese and teach German I completed my formal education at Bonn University, Germany, and Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona, in Anthropology, Oriental Art History and Romance Languages, gaining proficiency in Spanish, and exploring other languages such as Turkish, Arabic and
K’ichee’, a Mayan language. Along the way I tutored Latin, English and German. And I loved it, earning my first Master´s degree in 2006. I gained my second Master’s degree in German (as a Foreign Language) at Mainz
University, Germany. This equipped me with the theoretical tools to pursue a career in teaching which I followed with teacher training at Sydney University, Australia.
After meeting my future Chilean winemaker husband in France, we moved to Chile to pursue and realise his dream of producing his own high-quality wine.
I focused on raising our wonderful children and taught at Santiago´s campus of the Heidelberg University and the Goethe Institute. After a few years my focus naturally progressed to providing private coaching of students preparing for postgraduate studies in Germany, and executive language coaching for internationally-based
German companies. This change of direction enabled me to more closely align my coaching to the individual needs of each client.
Among them I discovered a niche need for diction coaching amongst classical singers and language coaching for musicians wanting to study or work in a German university or orchestra. This enabled me to combine my love for music with my work as a German language Coach.
In 2018 I qualified as a Neurolanguage Coach ® , certified by ELC (Efficient Language Coaching ® ) and accredited by the ICF (International Coach Federation) and founded my company German Language Coaching to reach out to more people to offer my coaching services.

Why trust me?

I am a native German and English Speaker.

I hold two Master's degrees, in Anthropology from Bonn University and German as a Foreign Language from Mainz University.

I am a certified Neurolanguage Coach®, accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

I have 10 years of experience teaching German and English at universities and institutes.

I have a deep understanding of classical music, studying piano, recorder, harp and ballet.

I am experienced in intercultural settings, being raised in a bilingual home and living in Chile for the past 10 years.

I speak German, English and Spanish fluently so I can coach in these three languages.

How do I work?

My work as a Neurolanguage Coach ® is based on the coaching principles of working committedly, collaboratively, confidentially and creating a highly motivating atmosphere to enable my client to reach her/his goals in as shorter time as possible.
Consistent with the way that neurologically the brain reacts to stimulus, it is my underlying objective to help each client achieve the ‘perfect learning state’ in which they are at ease, in control of the learning process, motivated, and empowered. In this state, language skills are transferred more quickly from the ‘learning’ brain to the ‘performing’ brain.
Neurolanguage Coaching ® benefits the language learning process by being stimulated to learn in a very comforting, motivating and professional environment using focused conversation and challenging questions rather than language textbooks, to introduce and master new topics of grammar, vocabulary, language style, pronunciation etc. Passive and active language knowledge grows in the process. Encouraging my client to take on ownership of and accountability for their own learning process and using their own resources and skills building awareness of what is happening in the brain during the learning process and sharing insights about, for example, ‘the thinking’ and ‘performing’ brain, and the implications of the individual’s learning styles building dynamic connections between the existing language knowledge and the new language to speed up the language learning process being cost effective by continually reviewing progress and results against the chosen goals.

I coach in-person in Santiago, Chile.
You may contact me in English, German, Spanish or Portuguese.
For more information please send me an e-mail: