My name is Katie. I was born in Japan in 1979.
After I studied Linguistics at university, I worked for a software company in Tokyo. Although I had dreamed to live overseas since childhood, in my twenties I was quite busy with work and the years sped by so fast. When I was 32, I studied abroad for a few months in England, the following year I spent three months studying in Geneva, Switzerland, and the next year I stayed for three months in Geneva again. In 2015, I finally started my full-time studies at a grad school in England. I am now based in Norfolk doing my PhD studies in sociolinguistics and teaching languages at university.
7 January 2017