My name is Dino, it’s so lovely to meet you!
I’m originally from Cardiff, South Wales, but have been living in London for over 10 years now. I live with my partner, our tortoise Atlas and our cat Pumpkin in South London. My mum is from Baden-Württemberg, Deutschland, and my father was raised between San Sebastian in the Basque Country and Cardiff. So, you could say I am something of a European Cocktail I also spent a year living in Nantes, France and Cordoba, Spain, when I was a child, because my mother was studying for her French and Spanish degree!
I’m a very easy going type of guy, who loves to have a laugh . I try not to take myself too seriously and have a pretty positive outlook on life, almost all of the time. I love to teach! I find learning so inspiring and have so much time for people who are prepared to put the time in to learn a new skill; be it a language or something else.
I’ve been learning German for the past 5 years and I love it! It’s not always easy, and I have days where I feel like I’m never going to get it and am drowning in a sea of ever-changing ‘den’, ‘die’, ‘der’, ‘des’ and ‘dem’s, but I’m getting there (deutsche sprache, schwere sprache )…’
Learning a language has been such a journey for me; I’ve discovered that it really takes a lot of courage, slog and determination. So, I feel your pain! I’ve met some truly wonderful tutors, here at Chatterbug on my language adventures, who’ve helped me to grow so much. It is my wish to be the same for you. I am a strong believer in having fun whilst learning, because when you are, you are way more likely to stick at it.
I also love theatre, cinema, reading, keeping fit and singing (badly) in the shower. I’m currently teaching myself to play piano, which is another obsession of mine. I would love to live in Germany for a time, in order to reach fluency! It’s such a wonderful country, which has a very special place in my heart.
Enough about me… I’m excited to meet you in our lessons and speak some English!
See you soon.