Hi, I’m Georgia and I’m the English Language Assistant for Heinz-Nixdorf Berufskolleg this year. I’m really enjoying working with various classes in the school and getting to know the students through conversation classes. Working in a vocational college has been a new and exciting experience too – very different from what I’m used to. I’m originally from Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, so it’s important to me to share some Welsh culture. Some students have even started calling me Miss Wales!
I didn’t know much about Essen before I came here, but I loved seeing the light festival in the city centre and learning about the area’s history at Zollverein. The Christmas markets have also been a highlight – it’s the real thing rather than German-style markets in the UK.
I’ll be working here until the end of February and after that, I will move on to work in a university library in Montpellier, France.