Welcome to my blog 🙂
My name is Rachel, I’m from England, and I love languages. I studied German, Spanish and Italian at Durham University for four years, one of which I spent living in Germany and Spain, and I worked at Routledge academic publishing house in Oxfordshire for two and a half years after graduating from ‘The Bubble’ in June 2012.
Towards the end of 2014, I decided it was time to finally fulfil a long-held ambition to live in Berlin, and from April 13th until May 8th 2015, I did the CELTA qualification (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, administered by Cambridge University) at the Berlin School of English. This blog helped me document my course, and now charts my attempts to become an English teacher, as well as hopefully offering some insight into life in Berlin…hence BerLingo; an incredibly cringey combination of ‘Berlin’ and ‘lingo.’
There is a section of useful ELT resources, broken down into various categories; there is some information on Berlin (both practical and fun) and there is also a blog full of random witterings. All of these are a work in progress, so please check back if you have time 🙂 I’d love to hear from you.