Beate Kortus-Toscani (DE) is visiting language professor for German at the College of Europe. She studied at the University of Vienna (Austria) and Constance (Germany) where she graduated with a Master in German and Russian Philology.

From 1980 to 1982, she was a German teacher for PhD students and language coordinator at the European University Institute in Florence (Italy). Since 1983, she teaches German as a foreign language at the Goethe Institute in Brussels. Within the context of this teaching, she has regularly acted as an examiner at all levels. From 2004 till 2009, she also taught at the European Commission.