German - Tina Rainer

Head of Department

Tina Rainer joined the College in 2013 and became Head of German in 2016. Before that, she taught at Dorcan Academy in Swindon. She did her teacher training for the subjects History and German in Germany and taught at Ludwigsgymnasium in Munich and Graf-Rasso-Gymnasium in Fürstenfeldbruck.

Tina did her 1st State Exam (MA for higher education in Germany) in German studies, History, Politics and Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich and her 2nd State Exam (PGCE equivalent) at the Ludwigsgymnasium before moving to England. Next to studying at university, she worked at the Memorial Site at Dachau for six years. Beyond the college, her hobbies include ballroom dancing, bellringing and travelling.