I worked at the Schigymnasium from February until May and had a brilliant time. Living and working in Tyrol has been fantastic, and I will definitely miss being able to ski every weekend during the winter after I have returned to England.
Before I came to Austria I didn't know what a "Schigymnasium" was, I was slightly anxious that I would have to give English lessons on the mountainside whilst the students were practicing! I have thoroughly enjoyed working at the school. A couple of key moments for me were: being introduced to Helene Fischer's "Atemlos" by the students - I don't know whether this is a positive or a negative thing, and going to the Graduate Ball, which was my favourite cultural event.
I loved working with the students, and I hope they have learnt a bit of English from me! I have certainly improved my German vocabulary thanks to them, and I feel more comfortable with the Austrian dialects now, although I still have to pretend to understand people when they speak with a heavy one (I just nod and hope they don't ask me a question). I will try to speak in Tyrolian dialect to my German professors when I go back to university in Sheffield and see how they react. I will miss living here and everyone!
Best wishes, and thanks for giving me such a great time.