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I am a lively, highly motivated, and detail oriented graduate with a concentration in German language and literature and a Master’s degree in secondary foreign language education. I am a certified Secondary German teacher in the state of Tennessee. I'm an open minded and creative individual who has moved back to the Atlanta area after spending a year abroad. In that time I lived in Vienna, Austria from 10/2011-7/2012. I am a native speaker in English & German and have both German & American citizenship.
During my time in Vienna I was working in two schools through the Fulbright Commission/ the Austrian American Education Commission (AAEC). I was responsible for preparing and teaching entire lessons while addressing the needs of various English classes (students ages 11-18) and working with a total of 11 colleagues. The intention of my program and presence in the classroom was to bridge the gap between Austrian and American cultures and to assist as a native English speaker.
During my Master's year (2010-2011) I was an intern German teacher in Knox County. I was responsible for creating and developing all materials for my German I and II; additionally responsible for classroom discipline and assessment. I collaborated with my mentors and fellow interns. While teaching I periodically used Skype in the classroom to expose my students to German “Gymnasium” students, to foster an interest in language learning, and to provide additional auditory and verbal practice.
I am currently working in Social Media Marketing in the greater Atlanta area and my long term goal is to return to Vienna.
German was my first language and due to my dual citizenship I have visited Germany annually since I was very young. I have also lived in Vienna, Austria for an extended period of time.
I completed both the SprachDiplom I & II.
In the summer of 2011 I became certified to teach German as a second language in the state of Tennessee.
I believe learning about the culture of a language is just as important as learning the language itself!
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