Assistants bring languages to life

This year we are fortunate to have language assistants to help our students of French, Spanish and German. These young people from various backgrounds will be present in our school until December. They have been a great support to student learning and have been taking an active part in our language clubs as well.

We are proud to introduce them (pictured above from left Nonta, Bea and Sandy):

Nonta

Tēnā koutou and Guten Tag, I am Nonta, a young teacher from Berlin, Germany. I have just finished my Masters degree in English as a Foreign Language and Political Education. I was attracted to the job of a German Foreign Language Assistant Teacher in Tāmaki Makaurau because I wanted to get to know the local culture and educational system. Some of my interests include climate and social justice, cycling and dancing.

Noho ora mai!

Bea

¡Hola! My name is Bea and I’m from Asturias, in the North of Spain. I hold a degree in English Studies, a Masters degree in Teaching, and I’m currently doing a PhD in Gender and Diversity. Being a Language Assistant has proven to be a great opportunity to improve my teaching skills and get to know how education works here. Furthermore, New Zealand has so many amazing outdoor activities to offer that it’s impossible to get bored. I’ve only been here for half a year, but Auckland already feels like home!

Sandy

Hi, my name is Sandy and I’m from Lyon, in France. I first studied Graphic Design, but then changed to Linguistics, and I now have a Masters degree in Language Teaching. I enjoy sharing knowledge with others and challenging other minds and thoughts. As I aim to be a French Teacher, being a Language Assistant this year is a great opportunity for me to test my skills, while enjoying the beautiful landscapes of New Zealand.

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