I was really excited when I entered my new classroom on the 18th of February. I was excited because it was my first time teaching asylum seekers. The lessons were very relaxing. We had a lot of fun playing games or doing role-plays. The students got much more confident at talking in German and learned some new things about the German culture. The students were really interested in so many things. They asked me where are some nice places to visit in Germany or where they can find work. A doctor from Syria asked me if he is allowed to go to the library at our University because he wants to continue his studies. I have taught this class now for three months and I haven’t fallen ill, I didn’t get robbed by one of them like some stereotypes say. I even met up one time with one of my students during the evening. He had found some German friends and went out with them. How nice is that! The point is that this is just a normal class and could be a class anywhere in the world.
This ‘In Brief’ article originally appeared in the July 2016 edition of UKEdMagazine. Click here to freely read online.
@kesselpa German Teacher – Augsburg, Germany