Trinity from 🇺🇸 living in 🇩🇪

:us: Hey friends! :de: Hallo Freunde!

My name is Trinity and I’m a 26-year-old from the US currently living in southern Germany! I lived in Ulm for the last 6 years, but I’m excited to start a new journey in Heidelberg with my husband! My family moved all over the world when I was a kid, so traveling and experiencing new cultures is the norm for me as well as one of my greatest passions! :wink: :airplane:

I originally moved to Germany in September 2017 for a year abroad through my International Computer Science program :computer: When the year was finished, I decided that I loved Germany and made every effort to stay! Nearly six years later and I’m just as in love with the country and the language as I was back then. :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Instead of pursuing CompSci, I’ve actually spent the past few years with a packed schedule teaching kids as a Children’s Pastor. When I started, I didn’t trust myself at all to teach in German. I wrote everything out and often read from my phone. But with time and perseverance, I was finally able to be comfortable preparing and teaching entire lessons without relying on notes! It’s because of this experience that I deeply understand the anxiety that comes with learning a new language. :blush:

When I started learning German outside of the classroom a few years ago, I was so excited to find Chatterbug. The whole experience was so helpful and fun that I promised myself I would apply to tutor when my life allowed for it! :crossed_fingers:t4: I’m taking a break from teaching kids for a bit, but I hope to bring my experience in building relationships and having fun with me to this platform! :partying_face:

I believe fun is crucial part of life and learning, so if you’re looking to have a fun time learning English, I’m here for you!

Hope you to see you in a Live Lesson :grin:


P.S. Beyond teaching and computer science, I also love writing/reading fiction :writing_hand:t4:, swimming :swimming_woman:t4:, playing games :game_die:, music :musical_note:, and, of course, traveling! :train2: :airplane: :sailboat:


What a nice intro, @MissMartell :star_struck: !

I totally agree with you that fun plays an essential in learning and overcoming anxiety when having to talk in a new language :grinning: !

Is there anything specific that made you fall in love with Germany :de: ?

Have fun tutoring and feel free to reach out if you have any question :partying_face: !

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Hey @Leocadie :partying_face: Thanks so much for the reply!

Yes, exactly! It wasn’t until I could really have fun that I was able to really break out of the anxiety I had when I tried to speak German - it makes all the difference :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

I think I borrowed a lot of the good feelings I got from coming to Germany in high school. We used to come for conferences and I always had an amazing time! (I was also super jealous of the American kids who could speak German! :face_with_hand_over_mouth:). But even more than that, I loved the city I landed in (Ulm), the beautiful nature, and the German culture!

I’m super thankful for the opportunity to get to know even more cultures through Chatterbug now, too! Big thanks to all of you :heart_eyes:

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Hi Trinity,

What a great profile! We’re really excited to have you on the team - enjoy tutoring :wink:


Hey Sam!

Thank you so much! It’s already been such a wonderful experience and I’m so thankful to be part of the team!!

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