Mara Kornmod Realskole

Mara
Kornmod Realskole

2020/2021
Private school for students aged 6 – 17

My name is Mara, I’m 26 years old and come from Bologna, Italy. In October 2020 I started my experience as a volunteer in Denmark, which lasted 9 months, i.e. until the end of June 2021. My role was that of assistant teacher for English and German in a private folkeskole in Silkeborg, Midtjylland. This means that my main task was to help the teachers in English and German classes and sometimes to teach by myself under the teacher’s supervision to students from 7 to 16 years old.
In this article I would like to explain why I think it is a good idea to learn the host country’s language when you are volunteering in another country and how I learned Danish during my experience in Denmark.

Volunteering for Children and Youth in Denmark 2020-21: Ref. Nr. ESC11-2020-002