Teacher Insights: Derya Elijah-El, German Instructor

Learn more about the people who teach at The Language Academy and their tips for improving your language skills.

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NAME:   

Derya Elijah-El

POSITION:

German instructor at the LAOC since 2013

ORIGINALLY FROM:

Turkey

LANGUAGES SPOKEN:

English, German, Turkish & some French

FAVORITE FOOD FROM HER HOME COUNTRY:

Eggplant & hummus, black olives & sheep cheese

MORE ABOUT DERYA:

I have a huge variety of interests: music & movies, reading, knitting & crocheting, baking, traveling, hiking, entertaining & hosting parties, spending quality time with friends & family, pets

SOME FAVORITE GERMAN BANDS:

Nena, Marius Müller Westernhagen, Roland Kaiser, Udo Lindenberg, Toten Hosen

SOME FAVORITE GERMAN AUTHORS & BOOKS:

Gebrüder Grimm, “Struwelpeter”, “Max & Moritz”, Disney Comics

SOME ADVICE TO STUDENTS:

Listen to German songs on YouTube, pick up a German magazine or newspaper, read a children’s book or comic book in German, join a German conversation group. Last, but not least, get to know the culture & people by traveling to Germany if you have the financial means.  

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