Read what clients and students say about me.*

Further feedback can be found at Proz.com - Feedback from clients and colleagues in the form of their "willingness to work again" ("WWA").

 

Further feedback can be found at LinkedIn - Feedback from clients and colleagues.

 

"We were very satisfied with the work you did and would be interested in working with you again, especially as we frequently need people with a background in pedagogy  and/or language teaching for our [...] project with the European Commission." (Editing English > German text)

 

"Ina provided an excellent contribution to my German skills. I contacted her after returning from Germany with the goal of getting a German speaking job. Her flexibility on topics and as well as time greatly helped my success. I was really happy that she kept everything documented and whenever I bumped into a tricky grammar topic, she got not only an explanation, but further resources to help these settle correctly. Time always flew during our classes and had a good mood throughout. I highly recommend her to be your German teacher!" German Language Coaching (CEFR B2+)

 

"Hallo Ina! Vielen Dank.Du arbeitest immer schnell und professionell!" German Editing (Monthly Press Releases)

 

 "Danke für deine Hilfe. Die Vorbereitung war sehr praktisch für den Interview. Es lief gut und sie haben mir den Praktikum/Job angeboten." German Language Coaching (CEFR B2)

 

“ [Ina] had a good lesson planned for me and helped me practice my speaking skill and to prepare for an interview with any questions.” German Language Coaching (CEFR B2)

 

"I was very happy with your service and I will certainly use you again if I ever had another enquiry into German. You replied to my e-mails promptly and delivered on time. Thanks a lot!" Translation Outsourcer (Company Magazine August 2015)

  

"Ina has supported both my sons with their GCSE German resulting in one receiving an A grade at GCSE and continuing to study German at A level. The other is well on his way with an A in his Controlled Assessment. Her friendly and approachable manner has given them both real confidence with their written and spoken German. She understands the importance of building a student's confidence and the impact that this has on their learning. I have no hesitation in recommending her services and we will miss her support." Parent German Students (GCSE & A-Level)

 

"Prior to studying with Ina I had developed my knowledge of German alone mainly through reading German books. I was impressed with how she was able to identify the strengths and weaknesses in my knowledge, which was very unbalanced. I found her corrections to my written texts very informative. I  enjoyed the conversation practice which struck a good balance between correcting my mistakes and allowing me time remember words, expressions and to construct sentences. I think I have made a lot of progress while studying with Ina and would certainly recommend her to others. I would also study again with her should the opportunity arise.

Bevor ich mit Ina studiert hatte, hatte ich meine Deutschkenntnis allein und hauptsächlich durch das Lesen von deutschen Büchern entwickelt. Ich war von ihrer Fähigkeit beeindruckt, meine Stärken und Schwächen in der Sprache richtig zu identifizieren. Ich schrieb viele Aufsätze und fand ihre Verbesserungen sehr lehrreich. Ich genoss die Gespräche mit ihr, die eine gute Ausgewogenheit bewahrten, zwischen der Notwendigkeit auf meine Fehler hinzuweisen und mir Zeit zu geben, mich an passende Wörter oder Redewendungen zu erinnern und Sätze zu bilden. Ich glaube, ich habe viele Fortschritte während meiner Zeit mit Ina gemacht und ich würde sie sicherlich anderen empfehlen. Ich würde auch wieder mit ihr studieren, wenn es dazu die Gelegenheit gäbe." German Advanced Learner (CEFR B2+)

 

"Die Deutschstunden waren immer gut strukturiert und die behandelten Themen waren interessant und ein guter Ansatzpunkt, um mein Vokabular auf Deutsch zu erweitern. Dank der freundlichen und entspannten Umgebung habe ich viel mehr Selbstvertrauen in die Deutsche Sprache gewonnen. Ich würde dich definitiv an andere weiterempfehlen!" German Advanced Student (CEFR C1)

  

 "Ina and I had a very pleasant [...] session. The conversation was fluid and consistent. She had a really good exercise on hand to assist in the development of conversation skills." German Student (CEFR B2)

 

"Gostei muito da experiência! A Sr.ª Brachmann foi muito simpática e prestativa, tendo tido o cuidado de averiguar o meu nível de alemão, de perguntar quais as minhas metas e objectivos, e pudemos traçar aquele que, em princípio, será o melhor percurso de aprendizagem para mim, tenho em conta o meu perfil, as minhas preferências e a minha disponibilidade. Obrigado, Sr.ª Brachmann. Estou muito contente com o seu trabalho. I really enjoyed the experience! Ms. Brachmann was very friendly, helpful and professional. Thank you, Ms. Brachmann. I am very pleased with your support." German Student (CEFR A1)

 

"If I had to say what I felt was unique about you and your services was the great length you went to in order to correct my German texts. The speed with which you replied to my emails and corrected the text was one of the aspects of your services I found great. [...] I have had my fair share of German tutors over the course of my GCSEs and I would most definitely say that you are the best one I have had both in terms of attitude and ability to help students. I would recommend you to others, and if I ever needed any further German help, you would be the first person I would come to. Thank you very much for helping me get full marks in both the controlled assessments I asked you for help with." German Student (GCSE)

 

"Gostei! A professora se preocupa em atender a necessidade do aluno." German Student (CEFR A2)

 

"Hi Ina, X thinks he has done quite well in his CA his teacher says A possibly A*, thanks for your help." German Student (GCSE)

 

"Once again, thank you for your invaluable help! The subtitles* are now uploaded and visible on YouTube. You can see them on the link below: 

 

Global Changemakers - 3.Promote

Global Changemakers - 5. Review

(select German on YouTube's settings menu at the bottom right of the screen).

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Dear Ina,
I just wanted to let you know the finished toolkit is now online and available for download. Once again, thank you very much for your generous contribution." Global Changemakers / former British Council (Translation German Subtitles) *NOTE: Subtitles have been altered by the organisation.

 

"Ms Brachmann was extremely efficient and well-organised. She sent self-assessment papers through to Z before their first meeting, and followed these up with face-to-face assessment during the first session. Ms Brachmann was very easy to get along with. She was very encouraging and from the very start she put Z at ease. Her constantly positive and upbeat approach made the learning fun and productive." Follow up: "Hi Ina. Hope all is well with you. Just to let you know that Z has succeeded in getting into Cambridge to study [...] German. Many thanks for your input along the way." Parents German Student (iGCSE)

 

"With 90 minutes extra tuition each Wednesday evening, over just 7 months, X's improvement was truly impressive; resulting in a 3 grade rise from the D prediction, to a much welcome ‘B’. Overall, we were delighted with Ms Brachmann’s preparation, diligence and strong, engaging personal skills." Parents German Student (GCSE)

 

"Thank you so much for all your help. You have been a great teacher! Love [...] xxx" German Student (GCSE)

 

"Ina’s lessons were interesting and helpful. She taught in a professional and sympathetic manner, responding well to my requirements. She offered an encouraging and comfortable atmosphere in which to improve and progress. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a tutor." German Student & Teacher (CEFR B1)

 

“Sessions were fun and varied and the mixture of material supplied kept me interested. All topics were useful as I had very little German knowledge prior to the course. Starting from the very basics has been very useful. Learning another language as I’ve been meaning to do this for the last 30 years. [...] and Ina are very nice too!” Student Business German (CEFR A1)

 

“Prior to X receiving the tuition from Ms Brachmann, she was only averaging a C to B grade but after just a few sessions it was possible to notice the difference and at present X is achieving A to A* grade in German. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms Brachmann’s service to others because it was an extremely positive and rewarding experience. In the future, I would not consider using another service if Ms Brachmann is available.” Parents German Student (GCSE)

 

"Hi Ina, When we last met I said that I hoped to fit in one or two more sessions with you before my trip to Switzerland but, unfortunately, that hasn't been possible. [...] you are such a good teacher. I know that the sessions I had with you have given me a lot of confidence and inspired me to go further with my German. [...]" German Student & Teacher (CEFR B2)

 

"[...] Thank you again. Although I've only been to see you twice, it has so inspired and motivated me to work on my German. I'm spending more time on it than I thought I would be and looking at as many ways as possible to make progress. [...]"  German Student (CEFR B1)

 

"Hi Ina, just wanted to let you know that everything was very clear and we're very happy with your work. [...] Many thanks again!" APOPO (Press Release)

 

"Hi Ina, many thanks for the translation, brilliant as ever! [...]" Translation Agency (Press Releases)

 

"Ms Brachmann is providing an excellent and efficient service to meet the quality and strict time scales required by our organisation. We are working closely with Ms Brachmann on a number of other projects including a fully translated website and power point presentations.” Creditreform (Commercial Translations)

 

“Thank you for sending the literature list, which I’ll arrange to be forwarded to students. Thank you for contributing to the event, which received very good feedback, collectively and your presentation. 46 students attended, and 44 completed feedback forms were returned. 34 students rated your presentation ‘excellent’ or ‘very good’.” Birmingham University (Speaker at “Careers in Translation and Interpreting")

 

“Ina is extremely helpful. She proofread my CV and gave me invaluable advice on how to make a good Curriculum Vitae. Ina is friendly, professional and reliable. I would highly recommend her services.” Mentoring T. N.

 

“Ina is a skilled practitioner in the translating profession including the topic on how to put theory into practice. I have appreciated Ina’s thoughtful, reflective and productive comments covering all my questions and sample translations delivered during that period. Another strength lies in her delivery of targeted instruction. […] I enjoyed our interactive, collaborative and warm relationship during mentoring, beyond and continuing. I strongly believe, that her ability to balance challenge with encouragement, qualifies Ina as one of the top candidates in the tuition profession. I am glad to have had the privilege of experiencing Ina’s services and I am delighted to highly recommend Ina to other applicants.” Mentoring M. G.

 

„Vielen Dank für die pünktliche und akkurate Übersetzung. [...]” Vienna Stock Exchange (Product Description)

 

"I've had quite a good look through and it looks very good. Thank you for your hard work and research." Translation Agency (Product Descriptions, Websites, HR)

 

"We have worked with Ina for over a year and we keep going back to her for a number of reasons: Ina is a very professional and conscientious translator who always goes the extra mile to ensure her clients are happy. Her linguistic skills and specialist knowledge are without par and she always takes time to discuss the project at hand. Ina is a partner in whom we trust, so we can definitely recommend her to any other potential client who is looking for a quality translation and quality service." Translation Agency (Press Releases and Product Descriptions)

 

Ms Brachmann has an interdisciplinary knowledge of the fields she has been involved in. Her work can be described as a merging of professional expertise within business, finance and marketing, writing and linguistic skills. X have worked with Ms Brachmann since January 2008. She has proven to be extremely resourceful when faced with tasks such as terminology research and exploration for creative solutions. She also has demonstrated a great ability to work professionally onsite dealing with clients, colleagues and the appropriate authorities. We have been confident in regularly hiring Ms Brachmann for bilingual communicative tasks, which include translations from English to German. We are glad to continue our co-operation with Ms Brachmann for the foreseeable future." German Business Client (Communication, Administration, Translation)

 

"In her dealings with external business associates, her manner was that of a self-confident and versatile individual. She possesses distinctive persuasive powers and negotiation acumen, remaining constructive and objective at all times when engaging in discussion. In her capacity as Project Manager, she built productive relationships with all of the partners involved, coping with any conflicts of priority with consummate ease and to the complete satisfaction of all concerned.” Rostock University (Project Management, Evaluation)

 

"Many thanks again for your copywriting - I am really pleased with the result. I finally managed to look at the text and have now put it on my German profiles." Private Client (Company Profile Copy)

 

"Vielen Dank für diesen tollen Beitrag. Text und die ersten Images sind angekommen." Avid USA (Post Production)

 

*Original copies can be provided upon request. Please note: Personal details and specifics of the persons and projects involved have been removed from these testimonials to preserve client confidentiality, but if anyone involved has a query or complaint regarding the presentation of these testimonials then please contact me