Verena Hoelter, Germany
First of all, I would like to say that I had a wonderful time and gained a lot of experience in my life. Now I would like to share my experiences with you. Due to the varied number of students in the classes, teaching in the De Sales Academy is very diverse in nature. On the one hand, I taught in smaller classes and an intensive student-teacher relationship could be established. On the other hand, I also worked with larger classes. They also have their advantages. For example, when there are discussions and group activities, the classes are very lively and inspiring. It is also partly due to the seating arrangements. In each classroom, there are round tables for about four people, so that a good exchange can take place among the students. Even during the breaks, I enjoyed the lively exchanges with the students. It was also enriching for me to tell people about German culture. In the academy, there is a very nice, relaxed and familiar atmosphere among each other. So I was very warmly welcomed into the teaching team and felt right away at home. In addition, the way the classrooms are equipped is very good. Each room is very large and bright. In addition, each class has a whiteboard and a computer, which makes it easier to do exercises especially “listening” at any time. There is also a separate room with a projector where you can watch movies to learn the language. The Institute, which incidentally is in a very beautiful and natural setting, is really very well organized and I had a wonderful time there. This was partly due to the students themselves, but also to my very warm contact persons Fr. Jino and sister Anandi. Thanks to everyone for this great time!