Dear Host Family,
My name is ___. I’m 21 years old, My birthday is on the second of September. I am studying to become a teacher one day. My subjects are English and the Catholic religion. For my studies, I have to go to a foreign country, therefore I chose Ireland. I only know Ireland from films and books and I really look forward to seeing it for real.
Now I want to tell you something about me and my family.
My parents are Elisabeth and Andreas. I’m an only child, but my mom has four sisters and my dad had one. So I grew up in a big family. I love all of them very much and like to be with them, for birthdays, Christmas, or just for any reason. My godson is David-Jan. He is the child of my cousin and his wife. He was born in 2010 and I often look after him.
My hobbies are swimming, fitness and reading. I am very committed to the Catholic Church. I’ve been an altar server since 2005 and since 2007 I’ve been the head of the altar server group. As the head, it is my duty to organize the group sessions, think about what games we play, what songs we sing and to practice with the children. In our group are 15 children, ages 9 to16. I really like to be together with them.
Since 2012, I’ve worked in a Kindergarten. I am in a group with 21 children ages 3 to 6. The work in the Kindergarten is really nice and it has helped me a lot to get ready for au pair employment because I have to change diapers, prepare breakfast, play with them, sing, take care of them and comfort them when they are sad, no matter if they are sad because they are ill, or have fallen down or something else. At my time in the kindergarten I’ve also worked a few years with children ages 1 Ĺ - 3 years age. I really enjoyed the time and think that I have grown with that work.
With that experience I think that I am in a good position to work as an au pair.
I said that my family is a very important part of my life and also are my friends. I have a few friends from school and even if we are all studying or doing some work training anywhere in Germany, we try to meet at least one time a month, to talk and laugh together. We meet in Siegen, our home and sit down in a pub or at the home of one of us. In Siegen we have lots of mountains, everywhere you want to go you have to go up a hill or down one. But we have a lot of forest here. I like that because if you go or drive a little, you are in a nature. But on the other hand, you can go in the other direction and you are in the city.
I think now you know a little bit about me. You know that I can’t mention everything in this letter and I hope that you give me the chance to tell you more about me and that I can get to know you.
I’m looking forward to hearing from you soon.
Student or Learner