Why I Love My Job
Getting to know interesting people from different countries is something I’ve always enjoyed. However, what’s most rewarding about my job as a German teacher is that I can help those same people feel more comfortable in their lives. For example, I taught a young Englishman named Harry from 2018 until 2020, who felt like he would never be taken seriously when speaking German. He was a fellow teacher, but for the English language. After only a few months, his vocabulary and pronunciation was greatly improved, with him already noticing people making positive remarks, and by the end of our collaboration, he was able to discuss complex topics in German with confidence. Stories like this one give me a sense of purpose in my professional life.
What’s Your Favorite Topic?
In my experience, people learn the best when learning feels like talking to a friend. Someone who really cares, laughs with them, listens to them and helps them through their challenges. Teaching, to me, is finding common ground and building upon it. Not only am I a very curious person, but I also have a wide range of interests, such as listening to audiobooks, playing chess, watching movies and series, discovering new music and cooking a new dish every Sunday.
But enough about me, let’s chat about your favorite topic!