Joint MA in Intercultural German Studies

Sabrina WuttkeWhere and what did you study before you came to Germanic and Slavic Studies at University of Waterloo?

I’ve studied English, German and Teaching at University of Flensburg, Germany.

What are your interests in German Studies?

After working as a Foreign Language Assistant in England, I’m interested in teaching German as a Foreign Language. Therefore, I’m keen on Second Language Acquisition, grammatical structures, and intercultural challenges, that occur when teaching languages.

Why did you choose University of Waterloo?

Since I was working as an AuPair in Elmvale, Ontario, I always wanted to come back to Canada. I never knew when, but it was always in my mind. Coming back to Ontario after 5 years feels incredibly exciting.

Why did you choose this program?

The program Intercultural German Studies was my first choice, because I admire the variety of job prospects, that are associated with this joint-degree. And even during the Master program, we all can choose from several courses, that meet our interests individually.

Do you already know what you want to write your thesis on?

I think it might be related to Linguistics somehow.

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

According to my parents, I wanted to work at McDonald’s. Being in love with the Happy Meal as a five-year-old, I explained, that the food is extraordinary delicious, and as a member of staff, I thought I could eat the food every day…

What is something people wouldn’t guess about you?

I’m collecting fancy kitchen towels, and I’m in love with Mary Berry’s cookbooks.

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