"Guten Tag! Ich heiße Fabian. Ich bin 25 Jahre alt. Und ich komme aus Deutschland. Understood* Cool! (This word is used a lot in German.)
And now you: ... (you will probably need words like “Neuseeland” [nɔı'ze:lᴧnt] or “England” ['εŋlᴧnt]). Quite good, try again to say “ich”; the “ch” is like the whispered “y” in “you,” with a constantly flowing airstream. Sehr gut—very good!
A typical situation in my job, taken from the beginnings of Year 9: language modelling, language support, coaching in language use...
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Working as a German foreign language assistant in Auckland has been a very fulfilling and life-enhancing experience for me. Not only was I exposed to various teaching styles and approaches but I also benefited from immersing myself in the Kiwi culture and life in New Zealand.
As diverse as my experiences were the tasks I accomplished at school...
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