User:Silverbone

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About Me[edit]

I am currently a Electrical Engineering/Photonics student at Michigan Tech. I plan to continue here for my Master's degree in Electrical Engineering. Languages are of particular interest to me and this is the area I generally focus on at Wikipedia.

Wikipedia Contributions[edit]

I typically contribute between the English and German Wikipedias. My contributions to all Wikipedias are listed below.

English[edit]

German[edit]

My Userpage

Heidmühlen

Michigan Tech (creator)

Sandbox[edit]

User:Silverbone/Sandbox

Languages[edit]

I am very interested in languages in general. The two languages I have learned thus far are Spanish and German.

Spanish[edit]

Some highlights from my Spanish education/experience:

  • Received personal tutoring in fifth grade as an extra challenge.
  • High school Spanish studies from 9th through 11th grade (All A's).
  • Placement by exam into third year Spanish (highest possible result) at Michigan Tech.
  • Two semesters of Spanish at Michigan Tech for completed minor (Spring 2006 and Fall 2007).
  • Spanish language consultant at the Michigan Tech language lab (originally hired for German) in 2007.

German[edit]

I've learned German mostly on my own. Here are some highlights:

  • 5 week short term exchange in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany in 2004.
  • Continued relationship with former host-family.
  • Placement by exam into third year German (highest possible result) at Michigan Tech.
  • Two semesters of German at Michigan Tech for completed minor.
  • 5 week trip to former host-family in 2006.
  • Hired as German consultant at the Michigan Tech language lab in 2007.
  • 4 week trip to former host-family in 2008.
  • 3 month internship at Gentex GmbH in Erlenbach, Germany in 2008.
  • 3.5 week trip to Rostock and Schleswig-Holstein in 2009.

Others[edit]

I briefly studied Swedish before starting German. I occasionally spend time with Koine Greek, but have never made a genuine effort to learn it well. I have also spent minor efforts learning Italian and French.

Education[edit]