Introducing Beekeeper: Ary

Let’s get to know Aryory, or Ary for short!

Place of Origin

I was born and raised in the melting pot that is Miami, Florida, USA. My appreciation for languages and culture stems from the contact I had growing up in such a big city with people from all over the world.

Place of Residence

I have been living in Heidenheim, Germany near Ulm for about three years now. I truly enjoy living in the South of Germany, and I am so glad to have had the pleasure thus far.

Languages spoken and how you learned them

English is my first language, particularly American English. I speak Latin-American Spanish as my parents are originally from Costa Rica. I also speak intermediate German thanks to my move here, and the exposure I have had through integration courses and day-to-day life.

When did you start tutoring with Chatterbug?

I began tutoring with Chatterbug in February 2021, and it has been such a phenomenal experience. I am looking forward to this new part of my adventure with Chatterbug.

Favorite place in the world and why?

Cologne, Germany is probably my favorite place in the world. I have only been there once for a few days, but after being in Germany and taking a while to truly acclimate and feel comfortable, Cologne was the one place I immediately felt free. It is breath-taking, modern, and open. I cannot wait to visit again!

Ary’s Favorite Food

Truthfully, I have one for each cooking style/cuisine. Nevertheless, I love the German dish: Käsespätzle. It can be so simple, but when prepared right, it can blow your mind!

3 Fun Facts about Ary

  1. I write poetry in my spare time, and I hope to someday write a novel.
  2. I am a dog-and-cat person!
  3. I plan to start learning a new language in 2023.

How do you motivate students?

I motivate students during live lessons by always giving them the chance to feel comfortable. I know through my own experience that language learning is not an easy task and one often feels discouraged. For this reason, I am always kind and listen to the students’ fears and doubts. Being heard, and not judged can go a long way in any vulnerable situation.

What is your favorite Chatterbug moment?

My favorite Chatterbug moment is one that has happened many times. For many of my regular students, past, and present, there is a moment when they are speaking with me or doing an exercise and they finally see their growth. It is so rewarding to assist in someone’s betterment and I am so grateful to be able to.

Anything you’d like to add?

My favorite saying in German is: Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt, which in English means, Hope dies last.

Say hello to @AryoryKarakus!

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Really excited to be a part of the team, thank you! :catbee:

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Hi @AryoryKarakus welcome to the site and nice to meet you :smiley: :wave:

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Hi there! Thank you so much :grinning:

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Welcome @AryoryKarakus :wave: !
It’s so nice to have you there :grinning: !

Which language do you plan to learn next year ?

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Welcome Ary, so great to have you on board!
Also, its so rare to be a Cat AND Dog Person, hahahaha

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Bienvenida @AryoryKarakus :happyllama:!

I love “Käsespätzle” too, do you have a good recipe? I think the trick is to always have a person “Schwaben” with you :stuck_out_tongue:.

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Thank you Leocadie, for welcoming me. :blossom:I am considering French but also potentially revamping my Portuguese to fluency.

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Gracias, Sandra :grinning:
Honestly, I haven’t mastered any one particular recipe, but I have a favorite German specialty restaurant where I live and the käsespätzle there is phenomenal.

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Thank you, Larissa! I appreciate it.

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Hello there @AryoryKarakus :wave: Lovely to meet you! Glad that you’re joining us as a Beekeeper. Looking forward to your contributions and input in the forum.

It sounds exciting, that you are writhing your own poetry :grinning:
Do you have any genre and or storyline ideas, for your future novel yet?

PS: I admire your optimistic attitude that’s apparent in your favorite German saying!

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Hi @DavidBernhardt, thank you so much! I usually read varying genres, such as mystery and historical fiction, but I do believe that it will be a YA (Young Adult) novel. I have quite a few thoughts on the plot and other details; rest assured, language will be a central part of it. :catbee: :slightly_smiling_face:

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Welcome, Ary! :partying_face:

I can’t help it: I think will always lean a bit more towards dogs, but cats are wonderful in their own way! And since we moved countries I’m taking care of a cat, too (she sort of came with the house). :sweat_smile:

Do you have both, a cat and a dog?

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Thank you @Toby! I grew up with German Shepherds all my life haha, so I can definitely understand! I currently do not have a dog, just my two twin cats, Sunny and Cloudy. :smiley_cat:

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Twin cats :face_with_monocle: ! Do they look alike @AryoryKarakus :smiley_cat:??

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Yes @Leocadie hehe, they are of course from the same litter, but were the only ones who looked alike :slight_smile: :grin:

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They are so cute :heart_eyes_cat: !

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