There’s graffiti on every wall and no-one’s bothered (06.05. – 12.05.2013).

My 30th week in England was full of lovely weather (up to 20°!) and a certain feeling that my time at Derby High was slowly coming to an end. More on that later. Monday was – surprisingly – a day off for me as all my lessons on that day had been cancelled in advance. So I met up with Ada, another volunteer for FORMAT13, drinking Costa-coffee, having a nice dinner and enjoying Derby in bloom (loved the flowers!). We also went to a lovely spot next to the river, one that hadn’t seen before so I was super excited.^^...

“Going to McDonald’s for a salad is like going to a brothel for a hug!” (29.04. – 05.05.2013).

29 weeks in England, oh dear, time flies. Monday started as usual: another German club session with L4. This time we listened to “Perfekte Welle” by Juli, a song that was very popular when it was released in 2004. But a massive tsunami hit Southern Asia later that year, so, obviously, loads of radio stations stopped playing the song. I think my students liked the song, not as much as they liked “Haus am See”, though. 😉 I also gave them a riddle with questions about Austria, Germany and Switzerland. Here it is … can you solve it? My students...

Ein “Haus am See” fĂŒr meine SchĂŒlerinnen (22. – 28.04.2013).

Nach sehr reiseintensiven Osterferien und dem Besuch meiner Eltern beginnt in der 28. Woche der Sprachassistenz wieder der schulische Ernst des Lebens fĂŒr mich. Im montĂ€glichen German Club bekommen meine SchĂŒlerinnen zum ersten Mal deutschsprachige Musik zu hören: “Haus am See” sollte es sein, da nicht schwer verstĂ€ndlich und sowieso sehr cool. Eine der SchĂŒlerinnen hat mir spĂ€ter erzĂ€hlt, dass sie das Lied sogar noch einmal zu Hause angehört hat, weil es ihr so gut gefallen hat – mission accomplished I’d say! 😀 Bei den U6-MĂ€dchen dreht sich in dieser Woche alles um “language of discussion”, wofĂŒr ich eine eigene...