Exchange Experience: A Teacher’s Perspective
I am from Brazil and I live in Sao Paulo. I am married with two daughters. One of them is a pupil at the Mary Ward School in Sao Paulo, Escola Santa Maria. My husband and I are an active in the Friends of Mary Ward and furthermore I am a catechist for confirmation groups.
I am a teacher of German and wanted to improve my language skills. This is why I contacted our Brazilian Provinical, and so I was able to come to Germany, to the Erzbischöfliche Maria Ward Realschule St. Zeno in Bad Reichenhall, in the south of Germany.
I arrived on 4th January 2017 and have experienced a lot during my stay.
At school I give talks in different classes about Brazil and I am happy to answer all sorts of questions, as the boys and girls show a lot of interest in Brazilian culture. I attend lessons regularly, not only German classes. This is all very interesting and very useful for my experience both in my job, but also in life.
I was also able to get to know the Erzbischöfliche Maria Ward Mädchenrealschule Traunstein-Sparz and I have given some talks on Brazil there, too. This was also very interesting, and new good contacts arose from this.
I would like to thank the CJ sisters as well as the Mary Ward Schools, and will pass on my experience back at home to others.