Ayobami Adenuga

Degree Program: MA

Bio

Ayobami is currently pursuing her M.A. in German at the University of Alabama, where she is serving as a Graduate Teaching Assistant. Prior to joining UA, she earned her bachelor’s degree in German at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. In 2016-2017, she served her country in a one-year compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), where she worked in different capacities including as an HIV/AIDs counselor and tester. She is currently a member of a female advocacy group known as FAME Foundation in Abuja, Nigeria. As a 2014 DAAD scholar, she had the opportunity to study at the Goethe Institute, Lagos Nigeria for her Equivalent Year Abroad Program (EYAP). From her fourth year till date, she has been teaching German from beginners to intermediate level and was also part of the 2019 Goethe Institute Teachers Training in Lagos State, Nigeria. This past year, Ayobami participated in the Women in German (WiG) Conference 2021 and the Sommer 2022 Webinar ,,Kulturelles Lehren und Lernen-Kalliope” for teachers of German, organized by the OeAD Agency for Education and Internationalization in Vienna. Since 2022, she has been a member of the Delta Phi Alpha Honors Society and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Her stay in Germany in 2019 gave her real exposure to her program of study as she was able to visit historical places in Thüringen, Frankfurt, and Berlin. She loves traveling, meeting people, and learning about other cultures. In her free time, she can be found reading, singing, taking a walk as well as engaging in community service.