Ende Februar wird uns unsere Fremdsprachenassistentin Sophie Ash, die seit September an unserer Schule unterrichtet hat, wieder verlassen.
Grund genug sie über ihre Erfahrungen während ihres Aufenthaltes in Deutschland zu befragen…
Ein Interview von und mit der Klasse 6b:
1. Where do you live in England?
I live in Kent, an area in the southeast of England. My town is called Faversham. It’s similar to Andernach but it’s a bit smaller. There are lots of old buildings in the middle of the town and it’s really pretty.
2. How old are you?
I’m 22 years old and my birthday is on 9th November.
3. Have you got brothers and sisters?
Yes, I have one sister. She’s called Naomi and she is 26 years old.
4. Have you got a boyfriend?
No, I don’t have a boyfriend at the moment.
5. Have you got pets?
When I was 5 years old I had a pet hamster and he was called ‘Sugar’. Then when I was 9 years old I had a pet rabbit, who was called ‘Joey’. They were both very sweet but I don’t have any pets anymore.
6. Which animals do you like most?
My favourite animal is a rabbit but I also love cats and dogs. I would like to have a pet cat in the future.
7. What’s your favourite food/colour?
My favourite food is pizza but I also really like chocolate – especially Milka! My favourite colour is purple. In England, I have a car and my car is purple.
8. Where do you live in Andernach?
In Andernach I live in a flat and it is very near the Rhine, which is really pretty.
9. Which hobbies have you got?
My main hobby is dancing. I take ballet lessons and I have done ballet since I was 14 years old. I also play the piano and I play the flute.
10. Did you fly to Germany?
Yes, I flew to Germany. I flew from London to Cologne and then I got the train to Andernach.
11. Why did you come to Germany?
I came to Germany because I wanted to improve my German. I study German at university but you learn a language best when you live there. I also love Germany’s culture and I wanted to live here for longer than a holiday.
12. Did you visit any sights and famous places in Germany?
Yes, I’ve visited lots of places in Germany. One of my favourite sights was Cologne Cathedral because it’s so beautiful. I also really like the Deutsches Eck in Koblenz where the Rhein and the Mösel meet.
13. What German food do you like most?
I really like Flammkuchen. I hadn’t tried Flammkuchen before coming to Germany but now I love it. I also love Currywurst and the chocolate Milka. We can get Milka in England but there are more types here in Germany.
14. What do you find strange about Germany?
I think it’s strange that the cars drive on the other side of the road. I have to be very careful when I cross the road because the cars come from the other way!
15. Which classes do you teach at our school?
I teach in lots of different classes in years 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10. We have done lots of things in our classes and I have enjoyed working with all of them very much.
16. What is different compared to your schools in England?
There are a few things that are different in English schools. Firstly, we start later at 9:00 and we finish later at 15:30, which means we have to eat lunch at school. We still have 6 lessons though, which is the same as in Germany. Secondly, in England the teachers stay in the same classroom and the students move after every lesson, which is different from here. Finally, the biggest difference is that we have to wear uniforms in England but in Germany you can wear your own clothes.
17. What subjects do you study in England?
I’m at university in England so I only study two subjects, German and Spanish. However, when I was at school, I studied very similar subjects to the subjects in Germany. We had Maths, Geography, History, Art, PE (sport), RE (religion), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Music and French. We also had German and English but when we study German it’s similar to your English lessons and when we study English it’s similar to your German lessons.
18. Would you like to come back to Germany in the future?
Yes, I would love to come back to Germany in the future. I have really enjoyed my time in Germany. In the future, I would like to be a teacher so maybe I’ll come back to Germany to teach English.
19. What will you do when you go back home at the end of the month?
When I go back to England I will only have one week at home because after that I’m going to Spain to work in another school and I’m going to teach English to Spanish students.
Wir wünschen Sophie Ash alles Gute für ihre Zukunft und bedanken uns ganz herzlich für ihren Einsatz an unserer Schule.