Tabea is a native German speaker who has just recently moved to Australia and is happy teaching year 3, 4 and 5 at the German Saturday School.
She has a Master of Education from the University of Education Freiburg (Breisgau, Germany) and has taught at Primary and Secondary Schools in Germany with her favourite subjects being German, Arts and Music.
Tabea writes, “It is a privilege for me to teach German in an English speaking country like Australia and to help the kids to learn and improve their German as well as teaching them about the German culture which I love.
Besides teaching I have been able to live out my passion for encouraging and motivating people. This has led me to work as a youth leader and coach in various positions within Europe and South America. From a young age I have been interested in connecting with people and building bridges through shared experiences. Consequently my passion for experiencing different cultures and people has resulted in me becoming a flight attendant with Lufthansa and flying to various destinations all over the world.
My interest in encouraging, motivating and helping people fulfil their passion has allowed me to study and attain qualifications as a life coach. My desire to bring out the best in people has led me to pursue advanced qualifications and international accreditation as a life coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF).
My greatest joy is to see people become that which they were meant to be, by encouraging individuals to use their unique gifts, act on their strengths, and discover the courage to facilitate their journey of personal growth.
This is why I also love teaching: I encourage the kids to envision the future, when they will be able to one day communicate in German. It is not about learning just because the parents want them to, or because I want them to learn the language – I try to motivate them to learn as best they can and think about “why am I learning German?” By envisioning themselves one day speaking and experiencing German culture, they will open doors exposing them to a new and rich culture. Therefore, they are more likely to learn with enthusiasm and joy.”
Thanks, Tabea, and welcome to Australia and to our school. It’s great to have you with us!