I’m Jess, 25 years old, and currently live in Heidelberg. I’m studying English and Maths to become a teacher, and being nearly at the end of my studies I’m also at an interesting point in my life, not knowing what will happen next and where it will take me…
I may be a little linguistics nerd, because I think languages are really fascinating and I love learning about the backgrounds and underlying reasons for structures of languages. There are so many similarities between languages, which just blows my mind! (Also, connecting new things you learn with things you already know is the most effective way of remembering them ).
I recently started to learn Swedish (still struggling to pronounce the rolled R in the front of the mouth) and also hope to learn Danish, Norwegian and Finnish one day - if only there were more hours in a day! But as I also love travelling and photography I do believe I will find opportunities to explore many more languages and countries throughout my life. I lived a year in new Zealand and a year in England before, and also spent some time in Scotland, Wales, Ireland, India and Sweden. I’m drawn toward the ocean and love everything that has to do with whales , and if I could dream a little dream I’d live next to the sea one day I also love creating things with fabric and yarn (sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery - you name it) and definitely have a sweet-tooth.
Oh, and a fun fact - or at least I think it’s kind of funny as I’m here to teach German: My last name includes the German word for “black”
Hoping to see many of you soon and looking forward to an amazing time on Chatterbug!