Hello. My name is Karin Christensen. I joined the German School of San Francisco in September 2013 as assistant to a wonderful and highly competent teaching staff. I am a native German speaker originally from Lower Saxony’ Wendland but I also lived in Celle, Bremen, Cologne, Frankfurt/Main and other places before moving to the US.
My career choices have involved working with languages, whether in the International Dept. of a major pharmaceutical company where I constantly switched between German, English, French and Spanish or the PR Dept. of a US movie distributor where translating English to German was an essential part of my duties. I am a certified Industrial Interpreter.
I also really enjoy reading and listening to Low German, or Plattdeutsch. As Human Resources Manager of many years I learned to love employment law but missed working with languages. Operating an online magazine about Germany and helping children learn my native tongue are a joy.