Language Expresso is made up of an Austin-based team of dynamic language trainers that will delight you with their teaching skills, native fluency in the target language, as well as with their character and global mindset. Experience a professional language program with gusto!
Anna Katrina Davey, Founder & Director
Anna Katrina Davey is Founder & Director at Language Expresso, as well as German and Italian language trainer. She has been teaching languages for over 14 years. In addition to founding Language Expresso, she is Founder and Director of Across Cultures, a cultural competency training firm helping people, corporations and organizations work successfully with foreign counterparts and prepare for assignments abroad. She is also a leader in the Austin International Experience and served for four years as President of SIETAR Austin, Society for Intercultural Education, Training and Research.
Anna Katrina is a dual citizen of Italy-USA and also holds a German diplomatic passport. She has extensive international living and work experience on three continents, has traveled over 40 countries, and is fluent in Italian, German and English. She has also studied Vietnamese and Spanish, as well as the classical languages Latin and Ancient Greek.
Born and raised in Trieste, Italy, Anna Katrina earned a Master’s degree in Geography, Ethnology and European Cultural Studies, from Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany. She received further professional training in Intercultural Communication from InWEnt, the German government’s organization for human resources development.
Anna Katrina has successfully worked in the field of international cooperation as Vice President of The International Partnership of Greater Austin, for the International Bureau of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research as well as for the German Development Service (DED) of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development in Bonn, Germany. She has also worked as an intercultural advisor for the DED in Vietnam where she created a first-time intercultural training for Vietnamese counterparts of German international cooperation.
In her free time Anna Katrina enjoys the outdoors, practices yoga and dances salsa whenever she gets the chance.
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