Ann-Katrin studied Education, specialising in Germanic studies and Biology at Philipps-Universität Marburg, where she also qualified as a German as a Foreign Language (DaF) teacher.
During her studies, she started to teach German for asylum seekers and was a founding member of Asylbegleitung Mittelhessen e.V., supporting asylum seekers in her home state of Hessen. 
Ann-Katrin’s time at Sydney University is her second stay in Australia after a 2014 internship at the Goethe-Institut Sydney. She continued working at the institut as a German teacher, organising several events to promote German in Sydney and the ACT. Ann-Katrin also assisted St. Vincent’s College’s HSC students with their exam preparation, as well as teaching at Sydney Community College.
“Sydney is a wonderful place. I was fascinated by the beautiful nature and multicultural vibe of this city. I lost my heart to Sydney pretty quickly and was very happy to be able to work here in different fields. Working at the Goethe-Institute gave me a good teaching experience, and offered me an insider’s perspective into cultural programs and events in the educational department. I’m happy I can bring this experience to my new occupation as language assistant at University of Sydney.” 
After her return to Germany Ann-Katrin completed her teachers training in Stuttgart. “I really enjoyed working with young adults and kids and gained a lot of experience in contemporary teaching methods.” 
Despite having recently completed her teacher training, Ann-Katrin wanted to return to an academic setting. This, combined with her passion for Sydney, has seen her return to Australia. We warmly welcome her into our team.
“I’m very excited and grateful to have the opportunity to teach at University of Sydney. I’m looking forward to work with students, and promote German language and culture in Sydney for the DAAD.”