To all the ghosts and goblins, witches and vampires out there I have one thing to say: HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Here at Wall Street Mannheim, we definitely celebrated in style! The night started with many students wearing costumes (some sweet, some scary), as well as the teachers dressing up! We had a lot of good food, tasty drinks, and fun games! My personal favorite of the night was the mummy game, where the students (and staff) had to wrap 6 rolls of toilet paper around a fellow student! It was a ton of fun, and in the end had everyone laughing! It was really a fun night had by all
Some of the guests & students in Mannheim.
Zombie Steve & a mummy!
Booooo from Bonn!
Our Bonn students and friends sure know how to dress up and show up! Continue reading
Hey out there!
Have you ever been really thankful to someone for helping you through a time full of pressure and doubts?
Well, it might sound like a pretty hard challenge, but that’s exactly how I felt when I started to prepare for the TOEFL.
I wanted to take the TOEFL because my English grades in my A levels weren’t good enough for some German universities and I wanted to have a wide spectrum of possibilities. A good friend of mine recommended Wall Street English to me, so I signed up for their TOEFL preparation course! I’m convinced that it was the best decision I could have made.
This course definitely helped me to get the best achievable result. Sometimes it was quite hard, but I also had a lot of fun during the classes! Even though the test wasn’t easy at all, I was able to get 87 points! Now I’m at the University of Bayreuth to become a grammar school teacher for biology and English, of course. 😉
I bet I would never have gotten so far without my TOEFL prep course teachers Andy and Simon and the whole WSE Hamburg team! But the biggest thanks go to my “personal advisors” Carolyn and Katerina who were supporting me all the time!
I’m still thankful every day to all of you! Not only because you helped me during my hard time, but also because I can call some of you my friends now.
Take care and big hugs!
Spotlight on the West Country – #thetravellingteacher
Last month, I had the opportunity to get away for a few days and have a little break. Where to go was the first decision. I decided I wanted to be a tourist for a few days and see somewhere that I hadn’t been before. I also wanted to go and see my family back in the UK. Why not kill two birds with one stone.
I took advantage of one of the low-cost airlines that flies from Dortmund to London Stansted and got a return ticket for less than 50 euros. Bargain!!! I had never really visited the South West and as I have friends now living in Bristol and Bath, I decided to explore these cities. I wasn’t disappointed.
Hello readers! Today I would like to talk to you about the proper attire for an interview! For many of you, knowing what to wear is common sense, but more often than not, people make some pretty big mistakes when getting dressed before an interview. Below are some helpful hints.
First and foremost, it is very important to get an understanding on what the company is like. Many jobs in the banking industry have their employees wearing suits (have you ever seen a bank employee wearing shorts??), while Facebook, for example, has a very relaxed dress code, as you can commonly see when Mark Zuckerberg is giving speeches wearing pants, a t-shirt, and a gray hoodie. In my opinion, it is always better to overdress, adjusting your wardrobe for further interviews within the company.