Hopefully if you’re reading this blog it’s because we might be seeing you in one of our centres soon, or maybe you’re already a regular visitor! Either way, I think it would be a good time to introduce myself.
My name is Abigail and I am one of the English teachers at the Wall Street English school in Karlsruhe, where I have lived now for three years. Before that I was really lucky to live in a few different British cities. Continue reading
Hi everyone. Here’s a little quiz:
What’s a Kiwi?
a) Is it a fruit?
b) Is it a bird?
c) Is it a person from New Zealand?
d) Is it all of the above?
The bird came first and it’s the national symbol of New Zealand. It only comes out at night and it can’t fly. The fruit came last! It was originally called a Chinese gooseberry. And then there’s me……I’m a Kiwi too! And I can fly! Well, with the help of a plane!
Did you know that New Zealanders are affectionately called Kiwis? Did you also know Kiwis are everywhere in the world? We love to travel and learn about new cultures, countries and people.
So what was it like to grow up in New Zealand?
I loved growing up in New Zealand. Most of my childhood was in the countryside. Continue reading
Meet the Teacher
Hello! I’m Rebecca and I am the person with the pom-poms who you may have seen on some billboards in the area. I am an American living in Bonn. I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and moved here from Boston, Massachusetts four years ago. I love living in Germany! Of course, it was a big change from living in the States (more on that in a minute!), but has been so much fun to learn about a new culture, learn a new language (this continues to be a work in progress!), and experience life abroad.
Life for me in the United States was a lot of fun, and in case you are wondering, yes, I did have a brief stint as a cheerleader! Continue reading
My name’s Claire. Well actually it’s Claire Kathleen Rosaleen Marie, but you can just call me Claire. Born and raised just outside of Dublin in Ireland, I would say I’m part of a typically big Irish family. I’m the oldest of five children and we are all still really close, despite the fact that we did not always see eye to eye growing up together! Actually I feel like living apart has brought us closer – if that makes sense.
I have lots of great memories of growing up there. Continue reading