Fiona from the UK

Hi everybody, I’m Fiona!

I grew up in Manchester :uk: but now I live in Berlin :de:. 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. :face_with_monocle: :notebook_with_decorative_cover:

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 :derp:. This is what I liked about using Chatterbug— you practice speaking with a native speaker right from the beginning! :bear_happy: :catbee:

Aside from struggling to speak German, I’m very passionate about cooking (vegan pies are my speciality :carrot: :pie:) and horror movies :ghost:. In the summer you’ll find me swimming in Berlin’s lakes :dolphin:, but during winter you can find me clutching my radiator and crying softly :cold_face:.

Looking forward to meeting you! :slightly_smiling_face: :upside_down_face:

Fiona

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Hi Fiona! Welcome to the community! Dont give up on your german! Hahahah

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Welcome to the Chatterbug Tutor Community, Fiona! I feel you on the Berlin winters :cold_face:.

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