Another new teacher we’re proud to have with us at the German Saturday School this year is Anja.
She tells us about herself in her own words.
“I was born and grew up in Stuttgart, Germany and after successfully obtaining my Abitur (equivalent to the VCE), I studied English and German at the University of Stuttgart for three semesters. I moved to Australia at the age of 21 with my mother, who is Australian (my dad is German). I hold a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor (Hons) in Linguistics and English from Monash University. In addition, I have a teaching certificate from Cambridge University.
I am very passionate about languages––I also studied French for 3 years and obtained “das grosse Latinum” while at secondary school. I have a strong interest in second language acquisition, its theories as well as language teaching. I believe that by learning a second language, you not only “just learn to speak the language” but are able to immerse yourself in the target language community and learn about the country’s culture.
I hope that my passion for language, and in particular for the German language, will translate well into the classroom thus motivating and encouraging the pupils to acquire a sound knowledge of and love for the German language!”