Hello, Langerwehe!


My name is Chris Ellison and I am the English Language Assistant for the 2016-17 academic year. I come from the UK.I grew up in the North of England, so you might notice that my accent is a bit different to the British accents you’re used to hearing! I was born in Morecambe, an old seaside resort; grew up in Windermere, famous for its lake; and my parents currently live near Lancaster, famous for its castle. I study French and German at the University of Oxford. I am halfway through my course, meaning I have one more year (and lots of exams!) left to do when I return to Oxford next year. This year, I will be working at Langerwehe Comprehensive School until the end of February and then I will go and work in France. In my free time, I enjoy reading, watching films, and seeing my friends. Sometimes I attempt to go running or cycling, but I am not particularly sporty. My favourite English book is George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four and my favourite German book is Bernhard Schlink’sDer Vorleser. While I am in Germany, I hope to speak lots of German, meet new people and go travelling. I look forward to working with you and helping you with your English!