Lindsay Bettison

After taking her GCSEs at David Lister School, Lindsay attended an open day here and was so impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of the language department, she firmly decided she wanted to study German at Wilberforce.

  • School: David Lister School

After taking her GCSEs at David Lister School, Lindsay attended an open day here and was so impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of the language department, she firmly decided she wanted to study German at Wilberforce.

Alongside German, Lindsay also took A-levels in English Literature, Business Studies and Photography. During her time studying at Wilberforce, she was lucky enough to experience a German exchange trip. She travelled to Germany to stay with her hosts and learned how German people went about their daily lives, including sitting in on lessons at a German school.

Lindsay’s time studying languages at Wilberforce furthered her passion for the subject and she embarked on a bachelor’s degree in German, and due to her past experiences in the exchange trip, she was able to successfully complete a year in a German university.

Since then, Lindsay has been living in Osaka, Japan as an Assistant English Teacher on the Japan Exchange and Teaching programme (JET). She has travelled throughout the country, as well as visiting Thailand, Cambodia and China.

Lindsay has great memories of Wilberforce College. She says, “I have lots of fond memories of my classes with Anne Ostermeier and feel it was extremely beneficial to learn from a native German speaker.

“Another important part of my college life was the opportunity to practice and study photography. It is a hobby I really enjoy and I have taken thousands of photographs throughout my travels around Asia, some of which I have had published in the JET programme’s literature.

“The dedication, enthusiasm and support from my teachers and family throughout my education was motivating and inspirational to me. They have encouraged me to chase my dreams. I wish to express thanks to everyone who has helped me along my journey so far.”