What the hell are you doing woman?!

... is what I've mind-shouted at myself numerous times today. I absolutely, completely, utterly, totally messed up my Upper-Intermediate lesson today after going over the notes SO MANY TIMES last night. I had it all planned out nicely, had a little conversation / starter ready, had a movie trailer to link in to the 'film review' section... Continue Reading →

Level up, level up!

The words I hear so often at the moment. All these students want to do is 'level up', even if they don't put the work in to actually improve. It's literally draining my brain and body of energy, each time I have to explain why they cannot 'level up'. This is not super mario or... Continue Reading →

I’m a teacher! (Day 2)

WELL. After yesterday going so well, I guess I shouldn't be so surprised that my first lesson wasn't a total success. Trying to explain auxiliary verbs at intermediate level just didn't work for me. I don't know why, I just COULD NOT EXPLAIN THEM. Argh! It must have been so painful to watch. A total... Continue Reading →

New week, new job.

So I've spiralled straight out of my CELTA course and flying into a teaching job at ITTC's sister school, BEET!  Am I nervous? Absolutely.  Am I excited? Definitely. It's a prestigious language school, where students from all over world move to Bournemouth especially to study there! Keep your fingers crossed for me guys... 🀞🏻

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