Learning to Learn by Teaching

Grudtvig project 2012-2014

Let me introduce myself…

You are invited to write descriptions about yourself, so that the other adult students  in the partnership can learn something about you.

Feel free to write anything you wish about yourself, your interests, jobs, etc, discuss and comment some contributions or share activities and initiatives.

As we all care for ours and everybody else’s privacy, we will not upload our pictures in our profile and either leave the default image or upload gifs or cartoons.

Please contribute free comments on this page and do the activities related to this topic that your teacher will tell you to carry out.

Enjoy your discussions!

48 comments on “Let me introduce myself…

  1. zoe
    October 17, 2012

    Hi, my name is Carmen. I am a teacher, but I must confess that usually, the position that I feel good is that of a student. The joy I feel with each new thing that I learn is definitely that of a scholar. First of all, I’m here to know your life stories and to become little by little … you. I am convinced that all barriers that history has drawn in our mind and our soul will be overcome by an act of the utmost freedom to feel us together first as “mankind” and only secondarily “Romanian, Italian, Belgian ….

    • Maria
      October 27, 2013

      Hi Carmen,
      I’ve just seen your presentation. Great! We could prepare activities in the same way and compare the work.
      See you soon

    • everngelista mhakure
      January 25, 2017

      please teach me to write introductions about my self

      • everngelista mhakure
        January 25, 2017

        hie

  2. Patricia Huion
    October 17, 2012

    Hi Carmen, how very nice of you to start up this blog.

    • everngelista mhakure
      January 25, 2017

      hie patricia huion

  3. Patricia Huion
    October 17, 2012

    hello everybody. I’m a teacher/student too. I’ll tell my lifestory step by step, as I’m a talkative introvert. But I like this idea of focussing on our being humans rather than Romanians, Italians, British, Portuegese, Latvian or …what am I exactly. I think Belgian but it looks like I’m becoming more and more Flemish in our current political context. I don’t like this. I regularly holiday in the French regions of my beautiful country and I do feel connected with the Walloons.
    Another of my current preocuppations is my lovely dog: Skye. She ran into a car and hurt her hind leg severely. My vet has forbidden me to walk for more than 500meters with Skye, but really that’s a joke for a border collie. She’s quite playful and likes catching balls or sticks but unfortunately she’s not allowed to do that either. So my heart goes out to her… That’s it for now. Love to hear from you! Patricia

    • everngelista mhakure
      January 25, 2017

      please teacher how to writde introductions about my self grafe seven zimbabwe aged 13 friend please

  4. Anonymous
    October 20, 2012

    Hello there, my name is Grazia. I’m actually a student of foreign languages at the University, but I’m also interested in the world of “teaching”, because, as the title of this blog suggests, we can learn better by teaching. I think (and I’ve experimented too) that we can find out our differences and overcome personal difficulties through the comparison with the others. There’s a secret connection among people (whether Europeans, Americans or Asians), which also reflects on the language, that’s the reason why I feel very attracted to both of the fields: the one of culture and the one of idioms. I hope to know more about you all.
    -Grazia-

  5. Hans Laven
    October 22, 2012

    Good day to you all. My name is Hans and I am Dutch. For many years I’m a teacher. And now, I’m also a student! This year I started my study Enlish an Mathematics, so I will be an ‘official teacher’ in the future. So if you ask me what I do all week. It’s working, studying, being a father of two super kids, housekeeping and spending time with my friends.
    You’re never too old to learn is my motto, and especially the learning of other peoples experiance. All the good things we should share and learn from it!
    So let’s get started together!!

    • team
      October 24, 2012

      ….your story sounds well known to me, dear Hans. ”Working” is…story of my life, too. Join the club!

    • antonella
      October 26, 2012

      Hi Hans, I’m Antonella. I teach english and I come from Maglie, Italy. What are you learning in english? what are your strong point in learning eanglish and what the weaker ones? can I help you in someway?

  6. antonella
    October 24, 2012

    ….hi everybody!I’ve been teaching for 15 years, but I’m still a student, learning so much from people, and from my students. What to learn? I observe very much people in their behaviour, and I perceive their pains or thier joy or their background, becouse me too feel the same pain or the same joy. Smiling is a way of turning everything pink, even if it is black. Some of my students call me the ever smiling teacher…..I like this comment, but me too have a pain, in terms of job: to satisfy my student’s need. English language is just a way through……I hope to give you all a hand in teaching, and I will surely learn something from you. lets start!!

  7. antonella
    October 24, 2012

    I forgot to tell you I have a baby: my cat Gina!!!

    • Anonymous
      October 24, 2012

      Hi, my name is Ilaria. Sorry for my english, i’m learning. I’m technical hardware, i like my job, but i love also the cinema, pizza and the men with green eyes.
      Well, see you soon

  8. Patricia Huion
    October 29, 2012

    hello everybody. It’s a real autumn day, here in Hasselts: nice weather for a cup of tea and a comforting book. I’ll start rereading Austen, yes, I’m one of those, Aidan Chambers and Ali Smith. Has any of you worked with Chambers? I’ve been to the vet this morning and my lovely dog switched from trembling to barking, because there were also two cats in the waiting room. Luckily they were caged. I felt really embarrassed as I couldn’t calm her down. You have those real dog owners who have but to look at their dog and it behaves. I do look at her, but she merely looks back. Most of the times she is really annoyed at me for having interrupted her important ..;euh interaction? I think I’ll start writing a Falwty Towers alternative featuring me as dog owner… Sometimes I wonder, you know, one day I’ll be perfect and probably fly away;). How are you doing, lovely people?

  9. Kirsten Blom
    October 29, 2012

    Hello everybody.

    I’m a probably the forever student. I studied History and geography, which I both teach at a highschool in the Netherlands. I’ve been traveling a lot to enrich my world knowledge about foreign cultures and nature. One problem I encountered was the lack of speaking fluent English myself. And I also noticed the importance of knowing the English language and how fun it is to know it. That is why I decided to study English to so I can start teaching it to my students. I study English at the KHLim in Belgium (but I’m Dutch myself). I think it was a smart choice because now I don’t only learn about the English language and culture but a bit more about the Flamish too. I also am a big fan of the immersive teaching methode our English teacher Patricia uses.

    Besides working and studying I’m a very social person. I do a lot of activities with my friends. Like going to the movies, reading books, go out for drinks, play games, visit museums etc. I’m also big cat lover and have two adorable cats.

    And last but not least, my name is Kirsten 🙂

    • antonella
      October 29, 2012

      Hi Kirsten, I’m one of the teacher involved in the project in Maglie, Italy. Fluency was also my students problem, or need. The only way to better speaking is to speak. I don’t know you, but when I started a topic of conversation with my adult students, maybe watching a particular picture, or after listening a dialogue, they became very shy. of course at the beginning you may lack vocabulary or structure; but what is important is to communicate. There are steps, and activities I’m sure you do with Patricia , or somebody else, to emprove your fluency. To better your pronounciation is useful to listen; reading is a good way to improve vocabulary; at a certain point of your learning you may need to memorize some words or patterns of language.I suggested also to record the voice to listen yourself your pronounciation, and realize if it is correct or not. Learning by doing, Patricia’s motto is a good way to improve your english. And then last but not least you have to face another person, convey her/him what you really mean; at the beginning in a easy way, thenin a more and more articulated way.
      I’m sure you are a good student. Keep in touch.
      Nice to meet you Kirsten, and write me soon.
      Antonella

  10. Tecnogirl
    October 30, 2012

    Hi, i’ve a question for the teacher of english, is more important the rules of grammar or correct pronunciation?

    • c2pg9r2m
      October 30, 2012

      Dear friend,
      I am Faizullah Muradi Mauro and nice to meet you.. =)
      I guess both of them have important rules to speck correctly.
      regards

  11. c2pg9r2m
    October 30, 2012

    Hello friends,
    I am Faizullah Muradi Mauro 21 years old originally from Mazar-e-Sharif of Afghanistan.
    About a year that I am in Italy, I live in Otranto down south and I study the language in “Centro Territoriale Permanente” of Maglie (IT).
    I am really happy with calm life that I have here in Italy, sometimes when I hear the news from Afghanistan and it makes me worry about my family down there, pity I can do anything for them except my prayers.
    I usually go out on weekends with friends, I like the language and I speak six languages, ” English, Turkish, Dari, Turkmeny, Uzbeki and Italian.
    Since I really enjoy learning the language I want to learn Spanish and French.. =) looks like hardcore man..! no but I guess I will manage that. and I am looking forward to my diploma which will be released by my government soon and I will frequent to an Italian university next year I hope.
    and I am happy to be a member of this project. =)

    • Tecnogirl
      October 31, 2012

      Hi Mauro, nice to meet you! i live in Cursi, and i learning english in Maglie. See you to the school 🙂

      • c2pg9r2m
        November 1, 2012

        ehi man.. nice to meet you too.. 🙂
        Just tell me whenever you want we can see each other.., like this gonna make friends too.., hope to see soon man
        regards
        Faiz

    • team
      November 1, 2012

      Hi, Faizullah, nice to have you as partner in this project. I have just met a friend, who came from Afghanistan also and he told me that things go slowly there and it is quite difficult to live there, so I can understand your happiness that you get in Italy, but I am also convinced that future could be a better world if we want that. And ….we want it.

      • c2pg9r2m
        November 1, 2012

        Your’re right sir.

  12. efy
    November 1, 2012

    hello! my name is Eufemia. I am a teacher of Italian, History and Geography in the secundary school. I am also a student of English in Maglie. I live in Soleto, in the south of Italy.I like learning new things. in the school I studied French. I speak Modern Greek, but I have difficulty with the English. I think this project is very interesting. It offers the opportunity to meet new people with different culture and traditions. In addition, you also learn better the English. Sorry for the errors.
    See you soon

  13. Anonymous
    November 12, 2012

    Good morning everybody,
    My name is Lisette Lepiet and I am from the Netherlands. I have been a primary teacher for 12 years in Amsteram. Before that I worked in the International School in Istanbul.
    For 3,5 years now I am working in Valkenburg, the south of the Netherlands, as a theacher for children in the age of 12-15. It’s a secundary class, but the system is like the primary. I teach the students 7 different subjects. The children have serious learning disabilities, in some situations connected with social problems.
    I love my job. Not the especially teaching, but educating them in life is my favorite thing to do.
    Beside that I am a student now. I hope to be able to finish my studies ( English and Dutch) within two years.
    For years I missed the feeling of filling my head with information and facts. Now I am like a sponge and it feels great.
    I am also a (step)mother of 3 girls. And I started for the second year a course for making silver jewellary.
    A busy but fulfilling life.
    I am curious what this project will bring and how I will participate.

    Kind regards,
    Lisette

    • Nazrul islam
      April 10, 2017

      hi sir how r u

  14. Anonymous
    May 22, 2013

    hi, I m Magda. I am a Romanian teacher. I like to be a teacher and I really think that every teacher is very important for the students, so the relation with the students is very significant. I m sure that European projects are useful for the students and teachers, too and they are a practical way to learn more.

  15. Alie Kargbo
    June 29, 2015

    I want to bee part of this leaning

  16. Alie Kargbo
    June 29, 2015

    I like to bee part of u

  17. mustapha
    August 22, 2015

    Ilike to amember.

  18. Sara Awan
    August 23, 2015

    Hi, i’m Sara from Lahore, PAKISTAN. I’m a student. I’m also want to learn English but as Kirsten Blom i can’t speak English fluently, i have less vocabulary, some grammar problem, and little in sentence structure also. In my country speak English is a proud. I’m also want to be a teacher but English is first priority for any profession.I want to be apart of this project as there are many teachers hope they will help me to learn and to be perfect in English. Almost, and i hope after one year i will start my professional life, and earn my M.Sc degree. I really need your prayers………Sara -:)

    • Zoe Rădulescu
      August 28, 2015

      Dear friends, as I have been noticed you are willing to learn English, you can follow us in the new projects, in which we try to develop new approaches: Learning to Learning by Teaching 2, which is starting by 1st of September, and Guerilla Literacy Learners (pleasemakemistakes.eu), which is still running till next September.
      I recommend also our facebook groups which are devoted to students and teachers interactions (https://www.facebook.com/groups/GuLLeducators/)

  19. Faiz
    August 28, 2015

    Hello everyone,
    its been long since I stopped writing to Learning to Learn by Teaching. I hope everyone is doing alright. I am going to introduce myself for new members. I am Faizullah originally from Afghanistan but currently living in Norway. I am 24 years old. Life is great and working to have still better life. Beside the work I have a part time work as a security in a disco.

    Love you all and have a nice weekend
    Faiz

    • Zoe Rădulescu
      August 28, 2015

      Dear friends, as I have been noticed you are willing to learn English, you can follow us in the new projects, in which we try to develop new approaches: Learning to Learning by Teaching 2, which is starting by 1st of September, and Guerilla Literacy Learners (pleasemakemistakes.eu), which is still running till next September.
      I recommend also our facebook groups which are devoted to students and teachers interactions (https://www.facebook.com/groups/GuLLeducators/)

  20. Zoe Rădulescu
    August 28, 2015

    Dear friends, as I have been noticed you are willing to learn English, you can follow us in the new projects, in which we try to develop new approaches: Learning to Learning by Teaching 2, which is starting by 1st of September, and Guerilla Literacy Learners (pleasemakemistakes.eu), which is still running till next September.
    I recommend also our facebook groups which are devoted to students and teachers interactions (https://www.facebook.com/groups/GuLLeducators/)

  21. abhimanyu
    December 3, 2015

    hi i am priyanshi and i love nature beauty so much only i want to visit all places and want to do adventure so only these are my dream and one most is i want to become a sportswomen and nothing want to take from my life

  22. Nin Dane
    December 5, 2015

    Hello! My name is Nin Dane. I am a student in level 9 in one school in Southeast Asia. I am interested in studying in writing English, chemistry, physics, and math. I want to be a teacher or a doctor or a nurse. Can you tell me some tips how to be a good writer? How to introduce myself well?

  23. Anonymous
    August 7, 2016

    My name is happy sing. I am from India. I am in my first semester of senior year in Civil Engineering at Clemson University, SC. In this memo, I am going to tell you little bit about my background, interests, achievements and my goals.

    Background
    I was born in a small village called Bilimora. Bilimora is located about 70 kilometers south of the city of Surat which is 8th largest city in India, in the state of Gujarat. I spent my first 16 years of life in Bilimora. Bilimora is famous for temples, textile mills.
    My everyday activities included going to school, playing cricket, watching television, and going to temple at the night time.

    I spend my first 16 year of life in Bilimora before moving here in Greenville, SC on August 23, 2002 with my family. I started going to South Side Highschool as a sophomore and was enrolled in ESL program for a year. At South Side, I focused on achieving my goals including learning English language, participating in extracurricular activities, and doing well in all my classes. In my junior year, I had joined Math club, Robotics club and also enrolled in few honor classes. Along with school, I also found a part time job at a local restaurant to help my parents financially. Moving in to a new country and settling there (here) was a huge challenge for me and my family.

    Interests
    I like playing Chess and Cricket. I
    always enjoyed reading, writing and doing math. Growing up as a child and until now, (my adulthood) it has been mine (my) and my parents dream for me to become a Doctor or an Engineer.
    —– I decided to become a Civil Engineer because I have always been fascinated by looking at the bridges, buildings, and skyscrapers.
    ——I decided to become a Civil Engineer because I am always fascinated by looking at the bridges, roads, and skyscrapers.

    A degree in Civil Engineering enables me to achieve my goals and also gives me an opportunity to make a difference in the community.

  24. Anonymous
    September 2, 2016

    a very wonderful way of introducing to someone about yourself as a teacher, by saying this i want to appreciate to ?? whoever has been written it.

  25. Hansla chaudhary
    September 2, 2016

    Hello everybody,my name is Hansla. I am a teacher and a student too. I am from noida. I am in the 2ND year of bsc(biotechnology) from greater noida . I like listening music,watching videos and do fun all time with my family and friends and also with my staff. I am never want to be a teacher but these days, I actually interested in this job ,because of my couliks and students. And I am so happy with this. I want to be a good person in my life,who always makes a smile on everyone’s face. And also a good speaker and I am a perfect girl in my eyes . ….and so happy with my close and best ever friend Vivek…thanku dear,to being my soul mate.

    Love your family ,respect your elders and b happy always.

  26. Shishir k.s
    September 28, 2016

    7th std
    Sandeepanu Vidal pees

  27. nuro abdishu
    November 7, 2016

    all of you good suggestion to the student who learn on the high school

  28. Isha
    January 26, 2017

    It help me . Thnx!!!!!

  29. Nazrul islam
    April 10, 2017

    Faizullah Muradi well. You will try to Bengali language learn.U went to learn, i help u.because U help me something.I will try English speak clearly.i hope u understood. i went your replay.+6590745648

  30. Franzen leank
    June 12, 2017

    How???

  31. Nvirghdju
    June 21, 2017

    Not ok

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