German is Part of My History
Professionally I have found that having an awareness of the difficulties of learning a second language has made me a much more empathetic physiotherapist. I have had a number of humbling experiences when working with German-speaking patients and witnessing their gratitude for my basic attempts at communication. I also hope to further my physiotherapy hands-on skills by studying at a world-renowned centre in Munich.
I hope that I have demonstrated that German is very important to me. Learning German has allowed me to speak more articulately with my Oma and it has allowed me to grow as a physiotherapist. I have made a real effort to continue learning German after VCE by first working in a German-speaking nursing home during university, and now by learning at the Goethe-Institut.