Silvia Champion

ABOUT ME & MY WORK

My story

My interest lies in the creative work with language as a visual artists and as a language-workshop leader for English and Spanish. Already before and during my University studies of English, Spanish and Art I lived for longer periods in Spain, England and USA. Language and the culture around it has been my passion for as long as I can think. I live in a bilingual household where my husband and my two sons are Englishmen and we switch constantly between German and English. Sheffield/UK was our home till 2016 before we settled in Austria.

Apart from art und languages I enjoy hanging out with my family, practicing yoga and travelling. I am trying to visit friends and family in England and Spain as often as I can but also enjoy discovering new places.

education

2014
MA Fine Art (Distinction), Sheffield Hallam University, UK

2004
BA (hons) Art/Sculpture (First Class), Sheffield Hallam University, UK

2002
Foundation+1st year BA Fine Art/Sculpture (with Univ. Prof. Mag.art. Mag.phil. Renate Herter), University of Art and Design, Linz, Austria

2000
Sculpture and Painting, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

2000
Magistra of Philosophy [Mag. Phil.] in Spanish and English Literature and Linguistics, Vienna University, Austria; Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain; Paris Lodron University, Salzburg, Austria; Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I have been teaching in my own and foreign countries in schools, adult education and private (WIFI, VHS, Europagymnasium Auhof/Linz & Birkdale Senior School/UK, Sheffield College.

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Jede neue Sprache ist wie ein offenes Fenster, das einen neuen Ausblick auf die Welt eröffnet und die Lebensauffassung weitet.

Frank Harris (1856-1931), amerik. Schriftsteller

TRAINING

2011 – 2014

MA Bildende Kunst (Auszeichnung), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

2002 – 2004

BA Bildende Kunst/Bildhauerei (First Class), Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

2001 – 2002

Teilstudium Bildende Kunst/Bildhauerei, Transmedialer Raum (bei Univ.Prof.Mag.art.Mag.phil. Renate Herter), Kunstuniversität, Linz, Ö

2000 – 2001

Teilstudium Bildhauereu und Malerei, Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA

1993 – 2000

Mag.Phil. in Romanistik, Anglistik und Amerikansistik (Lehramt) an Paris Lodron University, Salzburg, Ö
Mag.Phil. in Romanistik, Anglistik und Amerikansistik (Lehramt) an Paris Lodron University, Salzburg, Ö
Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spanien
Universitaet Wien, Ö

UNTERRICHT

Seit 2004 als freischaffende Künstlerin tätig

von 2019

Sprachtrainerin, für massgeschneiderte Englisch und Spanisch Workshops in meinem Sprach-Atelier
(als Selbstständige)

2017 – 2018

Unterrichtspraktikum (Englisch/Spanisch), Europaschule Auhof, Linz, Ö

2015 – 2016

Deutschassistentin, Birkdale School, Sheffield (Gymnasium), UK

2007

Sprachlabor, Birkdale School, Sheffield, UK

2004 – 2006

Deutschassistentin, Birkdale School, Sheffield, UK

2003 – 2004

Spanischlehrerin, Sheffield College, Sheffield, UK

2002 – 2016

Privatunterricht in Spanisch und Deutsch, Sheffield, UK

2000 – 2002

Spanisch und Englischlehrerin, WIFI und VHS Linz, Ö