Though a Londoner at heart, since my third year (abroad) I have lived in Austria, France and Germany and consider myself a global citizen. I love the fact that learning a language is much more than just a practical skill. Speaking a second or third language teaches you just as much about yourself and your own language, allowing you to express yourself with clarity and nuance in a wide range of situations and communicate with a more diverse and interesting range of people than ever. The doors opened by languages exceed the purely occupational or commercial; my interests in European culture and philosophy have been greatly aided by my language studies. I currently live in Leipzig and write for a number of zines on literature, cultural criticism and photography, which would not have been possible without immersing myself in German and the Modern Languages course at Oxford.
I have been tutoring in French and German since I was in sixth form and spent six months in Vienna as a teaching assistant in 2014/15. I have taught a range of students between the ages of 11 and 18, both individually and in groups of up to 30. Therefore, I am well versed in planning and adapting lessons to focus on a student's strengths, weaknesses, requirements and interests.
Working as a translator in Paris has given me a breadth of French vocabulary that spans beyond the classroom and literature course. My students will thus get the chance to stand out from the crowd and impress with their diverse knowledge of colloquial and technical idiom.
Both of the languages I studied were learnt from scratch at secondary school, and the methods I devised and skills I trained throughout my schooling and time at Oxford are relevant and applicable to anyone wishing to improve their fluency and command of French and German. I am currently teaching myself Spanish, Danish and Swedish using the same techniques to build up my proficiency quickly as well as sustainably.
Great revision lesson for Sachin.
Great lesson again
Another great lesson
Good look at the mark scheme. Focused on separate questions for good tips and notes.
Brilliant lesson going over mark scheme and former past paper to check and improve work and highlight small issues which can help bolster my marks and how to deal with them.
Good to look at the language questions I struggled on to help me improve
Thank you very much - learnt so much from this lesson!
Cooperative interactive lesson on the ideas of Animal Farm which was brilliant.
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