This article was originally published on Medium. If you enjoy it, could you pop over to the site and give it a clap? It helps other people find my work and keeps the Vienna English Copy lights on. Happy reading! Among its many attractions, Vienna is home to the oldest zoo in the world. When it was built in 1752, the zoo was a menagerie for the emperor’s private collection of animals in the grounds of his Schönbrunn summer palace. A little over 25 years…Continue Reading “‘Giraffe Fever’ Grips Vienna”

This article was originally published on Medium. If you enjoy it, could you pop over to the site and give it a clap? It helps other people find my work and keeps the Vienna English Copy lights on. Happy reading! The Viennese adore the River Danube. Over the centuries, they’ve depended on it for drinking water, food, and the movement of people and goods. It flows, after all, through four more capital cities before it empties into the Black Sea. On New Year’s Eve and at weddings,…Continue Reading “How Vienna Built an Island (and what they did with it next)”

You found a job in the UK and you’re going to apply? That’s fantastic news! You don’t have a CV tailored to the English market? No problem at all! In this post, I’ll explain the things you need to know when applying to a British company.  You know how to write a CV already. You know what your skills are. You’re not stupid enough to put, ‘I enjoy going to the cinema and then also the pub,’ as your relevant interests. So instead of walking…Continue Reading “Your English CV”

At the end of June 2014, I was about to start my CELTA.   It was a scary time. I had left my job in hotel management to do the course, I had never taught before and, once it was over, I would only have a few weeks to pack up my life before I moved to Vienna. Now, since I’ve been using my CELTA for five years, I’ve had time to think about the impact it’s had on my life. I got my CELTA…Continue Reading “What’s the CELTA really like?”