Hi everybody, I’m Fiona!
I grew up in Manchester but now I live in Berlin . I’m a native English speaker and can also speak German.
I came to Berlin in 2015 to complete a Master’s of English. After working for a few years at a software company I came to realise the corporate life wasn’t for me. Instead, I’m now studying a Master’s of Education with a focus on English and History.
I understand the frustrations of language learning. It took me 5 years to learn German and I gave up several times along the way. I found it difficult learning a language in a classroom environment where the emphasis was on grammar and tests because it lacked speaking practise. Even when I could confidently use the passive voice, I still struggled to order a coffee . This is what I liked about using Chatterbug— you practice speaking with a native speaker right from the beginning!
Aside from struggling to speak German, I’m very passionate about cooking (vegan pies are my speciality ) and horror movies . In the summer you’ll find me swimming in Berlin’s lakes , but during winter you can find me clutching my radiator and crying softly .
Looking forward to meeting you!