Wir stellen vor: Matt Roge, unser amerikanischer Fremdsprachenassistent im Schuljahr 2023/2024

Moin! My name is Mr. Roge, I am the new Fremdsprachenassistent (foreign language assistant) for English at the Thomas Schule this year. I’m originally from Chicago, and I lived in Tacoma, Washington for four years while at college, where I studied German, Spanish, and History.

 I have been in Leipzig since September 2022, and before working at the Thomas Schule I worked at the Susanna Eger Schule and the Arwed Rossbach Schule, both of which are vocational schools. Leipzig has become one of my favorite places in the world, and so far I have loved living in Germany. Aside from the friends I have made, my favorite thing about living in Germany is the bread, and that I get to speak German every day.
The Thomas Schule is awesome! I love the focus on music in the school, and am always blown away by the students’ art that hangs in the hallways. The teachers are very passionate about their work, and the students are really eager to learn. Working at the Thomas Schule has inspired me to continue in education after the school year is over, and my goal for the future is to work in international education administration, or academic exchange programs.

Interview neuer FSA Matthew Roge

Wie auch die letzten Jahre haben wir dieses Schuljahr einen neuen Fremdsprachenassistenten bekommen, also haben wir ihm ein paar Fragen gestellt:


Interviewer: What’s your name?

Mr. Roge: Matt or Mr. Roge

I: How old are you?

M: 24

I: Where are you from?

M: Chicago

I: What are your hobbies?

M: I play the guitar and drums. I like to hang out with friends, to bike, to skate and to


I: What are some of your favorite movies and TV shows?

M: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Last Of Us, Lord Of The Rings and School

Of Rock

I: What kind of music do you like?

M: I listen to a lot of Mexican music and I like the Bee Gees.

I: Why are you here?

M: I’ve actually been here for a year already, because I’ve got a scholarship but now I

got the opportunity to do another one.

I: What’re you expecting of a year here?

M: I don’t know. Improve my German, help others with their English, get to know

everybody and become a better teacher.

I: How do you know German?

M: That’s a long story. I had it in high school and hated it. So I studied Spanish

instead and eventually came back to German again. But I improved my German a lot

the last year here.

I: What else do you want to add?

M: There’s a café nearby which has the best Bienenstich. I love Bienenstich.

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