My parents and teachers emphasized how important it is to learn English. "It is the language that opens many doors," they said. Of course, they were right; when we moved to the U.S. speaking English made the new beginning so much easier.
However, now I live in the wonderful diverse Bay Area, where people are interested in learning all kinds of languages that can open doors for them as well. Being a part of this diversity not only by living here but also by teaching my native language at the Saturday School is a fulfilling work for me and connects me with the Bay Area on a deeper level.
Education: First and Second State Examination in K-12 teaching chemistry and biology, University of Lüneburg and School Ministry of Hamburg. Diploma in educational science with elective 'German as a second language', University of Lüneburg.
Years in Education: 6