Hello and welcome to my English-speaking readers!

I made a special category for postings in the English language so from now I will occasionally write something intended for a more widespread audience…
This blog was originally intended to be about GermanAlice, the German version of the popular Alicebot. Since the mailing lists’ lingua franca is English, I decided not to exclude a large portion of the Alice-community any longer and maybe show them bits of my world besides the development of talking machines…

The blog is titled “School – Education – Educational Sciences – Psychology – Violence – The world of madness”.
Over time I will gradually explain why I chose this title.

A brief explanation for now:

I studied to be a school teacher for philosophy and the English language, worked in the university’s department of educational sciences for a while, specialised in educational psychology with focus on more severe disorders such as Borderline and similar personality disorders and juvenile violence, school shootings and the likes, did some research, published some stuff, got a deep insight into the German education system…and you know what they say…what was seen cannot be unseen…

Today, I’m a happy freelancer and I teach the English language to anyone who wants to learn it…I do freelance work for some schools and I have contracts with some firms in the area…

So don’t expect any highly scientific stuff here, I mainly use this book as a means of stress-and-anger-relief whenever Germany and the Germans drive me up the wall again…

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