About me

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My name is Christoph Helweg and I‘m studying English Philology and Slavic Philology (Master of Arts) as well as English and Russian (Master of Education) at the University of Göttingen. In my leisure time, I read a lot, watch foreign TV shows and movies in the original language wih subtitles, take photos with my DSLR camera and learn new things about the world we live in via Internet on a daily basis.
In the past, I had a shot at writing and wrote articles for a local street paper as well as a book review for an online magazine on literature. All in all, I love to be creative, and I am happy that I found ways to let out my creative and contribute to my society with my talents.

Long version

Christoph Helweg was born and raised in the northwest of Germany, in a region called Ostwestfalen-Lippe. He attended the Söderblom-Gymnasium in Espelkamp. While in school, he took classes in four foreign languages, namely English, French, Latin, and Russian. He passed the Abitur in 2013 with maths, physics, Russian, and history being his examination subjects.

 

His passion for foreign languages led him to apply to university in order to become a professional foreign language teacher. In 2013, he started his studies in English and Russian (teaching profession) at the University of Göttingen and gained his bachelor's degree in 2017. Subsequently, in 2017, he applied for the corresponding master‘s degree program and continued his university education in order to complete his teacher-training.

 

After one semester, he decided to apply for a second master‘s degree program in English Philology and Slavic Philology which has a larger focus on philology whereas his his first master’s degree program mainly deals with foreign language teaching methodologies as well as educational sciences. Currently, he is studying in both master’s degree programs at the same time and plans to complete them with an M.A. and M.Ed. in the first half of 2021.

 

In addition to his studies, he used to work for the Slavic Department of the University of Göttingen for a long time, both in voluntary and paid positions. From May 2017 to March 2018 and from October 2018 to July 2020, he was  the student mentor of the aforementioned department. From February 2016 to February 2018, he also held the position of the department's student representative. His field of work included planing events, being in charge of accounts for the student body, taking part in Executive Board decisions. In this position as a student mentor, he was assigned to advise students on everything concerning their course of studies. Moreover, he set up and maintained the departmentFacebook page solely on his own for many years — in compliance with the Executive Board — until he ultimately handed the page over to his successors.

 

In his leisure time, he likes to read novels, write poetry, watch foreign TV shows and movie, indulge in anime and manga, take photos with his DSLR camera in his beloved adopted city of Göttingen as well as to stroll around the Internet.

 

He has plenty of interests and gets acquainted with new things that intrigue him almost on a daily basis. Among other things, he is interested in foreign languages, creative writing, literature, poetry, photography, history, psychology, and politics.