English College Austria

Teaching English in Austria

Andrew Knot is looking forward to seeing Austria again. “The geography alone is beautiful, ” he said. “The drive from Vienna on the east side of Munich is one of the most beautiful stretches of land on earth.”

Knot, a 2012 Calvin graduate, who majored in English with honors and German, will be studying in Linz, Austria. via a Teaching Assistantship funded by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture. The award, while not a Fulbright Grant, is administrated by the Austrian-American Educational Commission (Fulbright Commission). Knot will teach English in a secondary classroom. “The goal is to teach various subjects in English, ” he said. “I think they really recognize the value of a native speaker.” ( Austria's main langauge is German.)

Love of culture

Knot developed a liking for Europe during his sophomore year at Calvin, when he participated in a January interim in Schwäbisch Hall, a town founded in the middle ages and located about an hour outside Stuttgart, Germany. “I would get up every day and walk out to Westbahnhof, the train station, and this entire city, with cobbled streets and street vendors, was at my disposal, ” he said. “I grew to love that culture and language and people in a way that I never thought I would."

Knot also loved Austria, both for its sceneery and its central location in Europe: "It’s located close to France, Germany, the Czech Republic, " he said.

Knot was born in Waltham, Mass., and grew up in Flossmoor, Ill. He is a graduate of Illiana Christian High School, where he found himself drawn to German and writing. Knot began attending Calvin in 2008. “I kind of rose up through the Dutch pipeline from Illiana to Grand Rapids, ” he joked.

At Calvin, Knot combined a . His entry was a story about volleyball coach Amber Warners and her team winning the championship game that had eluded her 20 years ago, when she was the setter on the Calvin team. “Those are the ones you don’t want to mess up, ” he commented.

Who is Hedy Epstein?

by ClearH2O

Hedy began speaking to audiences in 1970. Her topics include her Nazi Holocaust experiences, her work at the Nuremberg Medical Trial, and her five trips to Palestine since 2003.
Equally conversant in English and German, she has spoken in the US, Germany, and Austria to audiences of schoolchildren, college students, and adults.
In addition, she has appeared on several radio and television shows as a guest. She is a member of the Speakers Bureau of the St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center.
Hedy has received many awards

Pro football in UK

by peter8791

unfortunately American Football is a comp,letely amateur sport in the UK and therefore no one gets paid : (
germany & austria have semi-pro leagues, and are where a lot of ex-college players go to continue their careers. we do get a few players from the states coming to the UK however due to us being English speaking, and London is a great place to live in (versus some of the smaller cities you might have to stay in in Germany/Austria to actually get paid). And it's pretty easy to find bar/trade work in London, so they can still survive.
Hope that helps and if you're friend has any questions about playing ball in europe, feel free to tell him to drop me an email and Id be more than happy to help

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