Linda Ott

Red Cross Commissioner, Annual Report Co- Ordinator, BIST Test Co- Ordinator, Spanish

My name is Linda Ott, and I am glad to have been teaching Spanish at Phönix since 2013. Born in Wels and raised in Traun, I decided to study languages in Vienna because I like to travel. Therefore, after my School Leaving Certificate at the secondary school in Traun, I studied in the Department of Romance Languages at Vienna University, focussing on Spanish and Italian as currently taught at secondary schools in Austria. I also studied German as a second language at Teaching Training College in Linz. I went to Sicily for a semester to improve my knowledge of Italian and continued my studies at the University of Catania there. After taking my university degrees in 2010, I taught at two secondary schools in Linz.

However, the travel fever seized me and I decided to once again go abroad. I moved to Spain in the 2011/2012 school year, settling in Andalusia to teach German at a primary school there. Finally, I ended up in Vienna where I am happy to be part of a great teaching team. Foreign languages and the ability to communicate on an international level are important professional qualifications. I am of the opinion that languages open the gates of the world and make co-existence in a multicultural society nicer and less complicated.

Nicest Moment in Class

I am very pleased to do a journey of discovery of Spain with the students. To dive into foreign cultures makes bonds and is fun. It is just nice to experience the moment when students see the point of learning foreign languages.