Anonymous:
Hello,

I am studying to become a social pedagogical assistent (nursery nurse/pre-school teacher) and some of my time at college I have to spend in so-called "placements" working with children. From January until March I did a practical work experience in a nursery school and from August until October I did a practical work experience in a pre-school. I really need a translation of the work experience certificates that I got because I would like to apply for a position as a nanny in Canada.

I tried to translate the certificates and hope that someone would correct them:

Work experience certificate (pre-school)

Miss Janina R. was doing a practical work experience in our pre-school "AWO Kinderhaus Mühlenteich". The pedagogical staff of the Kinderhaus Mühlenteich cares for 66 children between the ages of 3 years and 6 years and 20 school aged children in an after-shool club. They work with partens and children with 14 different Nationalities. Our pre-school is located in Kiel-Gaarden, which is a so-called "sozialer Brennpunkt" (troble hotspot) so Miss R. gained an insight to the multiviarious problems that such a district comprised.

Miss R. area of responsibilties covered the whole "Elementarbereich" (children between the ages of 3 years and 6 years) that consits in 3 groups per 22 children. The work experience fields of duties included the independently planning and realisation of activities, projekt work, arrangement of the group-time and taking charge of duties during the routine of the day.Miss R. took part of a staff meeting as well as a parent-teacher conference.

Miss R. was very open-mindet and interested in the pedagogical work. She soon became a part of the team. Because she watched the children closely, Miss R. realized that there are some children that have enuication problems so she planned and carried out a communication project. During the projekt time Miss R. was very flexible and was able to react to the children`s needs She was reliable and heedful. She knew independently when her help was needed.

Miss R. tried herself in verious scopes of the pedagogical work out and reflected it with her instructor.

She was very fond, partnershiply (?) And consequent when caring for the children. She was able to realize and meet the children`s needs. Miss R. was able to work under pressure. We rate her pedagogical work as good.

Work experience certificate (nursery school)

Janina R. was doing a work experience in our nursery school. She worked in a group with ten children between the ages of 0 and 3 years.

In caring for the children Janina was always very empathetic and able to meet the children`s needs and interests. She noticed the individuality of each child. She was showing a high degree on emotional intelligence. She is very good in putting herself in someones position, feels boundaries and respects them. Miss R. performed nursering and pedagogical duties independently. She also worked independently in the team.

Mark for this work experience: Excellent
Hello,

Are you sure they use the word 'pedagogical assistant' as a job description in Canada? I know that pedagogical means relating to education but it is a very technical word and I can't say I've ever heard it used in 'real life'. It is the sort of word that people use in their PHD disertations! Admittedly, I don't live in Canada, but I think that most of the world just uses the word 'educational' or 'teacher' in these situations. I did a quick search online and pedagogical assistant does seem to be used in eastern Europe, but it isn't really used in the west. 'Teaching' is far more natural. It's not always a good idea to go for the most complex word to explain an idea.

Another little comment on your comment - when you say 'so-called' you mean that it wasn't really what you are saying. It means 'well it's called so-and-so but it isn't really so-and-so'. 'So-called' placements means that they were not real placements. So, be careful not to use this phrase if you get to interviews - the people will assume that you didn't really do a proper placement.

Work experience certificate (pre-school)

Miss Janina R. did a practical work experience in our pre-school "AWO Kinderhaus Mühlenteich". The teaching staff of the Kinderhaus Mühlenteich care for 66 children between the ages of 3 and 6 years and 20 school-aged children in an after-shool club. They work with (partens - not an English word) and children of 14 different nationalities. Our pre-school is located in Kiel-Gaarden, which is a so-called (see my note. this implies that although it is called that, it isn't really a trouble hotspot) "sozialer Brennpunkt" (trouble hotspot) so Miss R. gained an insight to the various problems that such a district has.

Miss R. area of responsibilties covered the whole "Elementarbereich" (children between the ages of 3 and 6 ) that consists of 3 groups of 22 children. The work experience duties included independently planning and realising activities, project work, arrangement of the groups time and taking charge of duties during the routine of the day.Miss R. took part in a staff meeting as well as a parent-teacher conference.

Miss R. was very open-minded and interested in the teaching work. She soon became a part of the team. Because she watched the children closely, Miss R. realized that there are some children that have speech problems so she planned and carried out a communication project. During the project time Miss R. was very flexible and was able to react to the children`s needs She was reliable and (heedful - not a good word to use here. listened to others?) She knew independently when her help was needed.

Miss R. tried herself in various areas of the teaching work and reflected on it with her instructor.

She was very fond, partnershiply (?) And consequent (none of these words work) when caring for the children. She was able to realize and meet the children`s needs. Miss R. was able to work under pressure. We rate her work as good.

Work experience certificate (nursery school)

Janina R. did a work experience in our nursery school. She worked in a group with ten children between the ages of 0 and 3 years.

In caring for the children Janina was always very empathetic and able to meet the children`s needs and interests. She noticed the individuality of each child. She was showing a high degree of emotional intelligence. She is very good at putting herself in someones position, recognises boundaries and respects them. Miss R. performed nursery and teaching duties independently. She also worked independently in the team.

Mark for this work experience: Excellent
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