Connect
To Top

Exploring Life & Business with Natascha Dammann of Language Door

Today we’d like to introduce you to Natascha Dammann.

Hi Natascha, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
Born in Hamburg/Germany to a German Dad and a Persian Mom, I grew up in Germany but was eager to visit Iran at the age of 18 to learn more about my mother’s side. I fell in love with the people and the country. I decided to go to University in Iran and embraced the challenge to adapt to a new language and culture. In 2005 I moved to the US and started to explore new and different opportunities.

2009 I took a German teacher position at Language Door in Irvine, later that year I joined the administrative team. Soon I grew my sphere of responsibility, and it was an easy decision for me to take over the business in 2015 when the previous owner wished to retire.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
Life is not designed to be led by smooth roads, and 2020 has proven that just one more time to us , professionally and personally it has been hard.

Language Door has been in lockdown for an entire year and I was diagnosed with Breast cancer.

Adapting to the sudden changes and trying to survive the company and my personal health has been very challenging.

Today life looks much brighter, I am a one year survivor, and we as a company not only survived the pandemic but are starting to stabilize and grow back up to our potential.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
Language Door is a private language institute with locations in Los Angeles, Irvine and San Diego. We provide all kinds of language services in over 35 languages from teaching children and adults in small group classes or private settings at our locations and online. We also provide classes to Corporate and Government clients and partner with many Charter Schools. Translation and Interpreting services are offered as well.

I am very proud of our dedicated teams, who help students and teachers every day with their caring and professional attitude. But Language Door’s biggest pride is its teacher team. Our teachers are not only native experienced instructors but conduct the classes with passion and enthusiasm. Language Door is only as good as its teachers. That’s why our focus is on building the strongest teacher team at all times.

Can you share something surprising about yourself?
I am a 5th black belt in karate and have traveled the world for international tournaments. I was part of a wonderful karate team in Iran and in addition, we did feministic theater, our play “Empty Hands ” was performed in Iran and Sweden.

Pricing:

  • In-Person /Online: Adult Group Classes $279 / 8 weeks, 1.5 hrs each time
  • In-Person /Online: Kids Group Classes $219 / 8 weeks, 1 hr each time
  • In-Person Private Class: $68 /hr *discounted packages available
  • Online Private Class: $60/hr  or  $450/8 hrs
  • $40 one time new student registration fee (one per family only)

Contact Info:

Suggest a Story: SDVoyager is built on recommendations from the community; it’s how we uncover hidden gems, so if you or someone you know deserves recognition please let us know here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Local Stories