Hi all, I’m Eliot, a British trans guy who’s been in Berlin since 2014. I speak English, German, Japanese and Esperanto and I can understand a lot of French. Why did I want to learn Esperanto? It’s a language my German boyfriend and I started studying together so we would both have the experience of being a non-native speaker when we communicate!!
I’ve been an English teacher for 11 years but I also have two other careers I am passionate about. One is working as a tour guide. I lead history tours through bunkers here in Berlin from the time of the Cold War and WW2. It’s a very intense and moving experience for our guests but I also manage to include some jokes I am also training to be a psychotherapist, a career-change inspired by losing my tourism job because of the Corona pandemic.
I’m originally from Yorkshire in the north of England. It’s beautiful: lots of dramatic scenery and stark beauty. I also spent 5 years in Osaka, Japan which is my favourite city in the entire world. Ask me more about it in our lesson. If you’re up for it, we can sing some karaoke together, in English, naturally.
Looking forward to meeting you all