Intern intro: German translation student Alex joins our team

We’re delighted to introduce our next German intern, Alex Zentgraf. Originally from northern Germany, Alex will be with us until early October before returning home to start the final year of his BA in Translation Studies at Heidelberg University.

Alex is a fantastic communicator and holds a whole raft of languages in his armoury – German, English, French, Spanish, and some Japanese, too – there’s absolutely no doubt that his future lies in languages, and he can quite easily see himself working in the field of translation, or perhaps interpreting.

Alex has been fascinated by languages since primary school, and he’s thrilled to be getting to grips with his first experience of real-life translation here at AJT. He’s naturally creative, loves learning new things, and is particularly enjoying dipping his toe into the field of website and app translation for the first time.

In his spare time, and away from his studies, Alex re-energises and refocuses by working out regularly at the gym and by getting creative in an altogether different way – meeting up with friends to sing around the piano, one of his favourite ways to get to know new people.

Alex landed in Newquay in the middle of the school holidays and just in time for the Boardmasters festival – all a bit crazy, but he’s looking forward to exploring further afield when things quieten down a little around here!