I first came to Birmingham with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in 1987 to work at Aston University as a Lektorin. Since then I have taught German language classes at a huge variety of institutions from pimary schools to in compamy training. I have worked at the University of Birmingham for some 15 years now.
In August 2010, I started to work as an Erasmus coordinator for incoming international students for the College of Arts and Law. I really enjoy meeting students from all over the world and helping them find their feed regarding both their academic studies and all sorts of aspects of their lives here in Birmingham.
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I was born and raised in the Saarland on the French /German border and moved to the Ruhr area later on where I finished my A levels and studied at the University of Essen. During that time, I spent a year studying at Nonington College in Kent and after my course, I went to Huddersfield to work as an assistant teacher for a year.
After my return from Yorkshire, I moved to Duisburg where I completed a two years teachers’ training course before being appointed to a post at Aston University through the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).
A couple of decades down the line, Birmingham has become home.
I have taught an assorted age group ranging from eight to eighty at a variety of schools and colleges.
For a period of three years, I acted as an external examiner for the Language Centre of the University of Bristol and I have been an examiner and more recently moderator for AQA on its German oral component at GCSE level since 1995.