Education

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 some gameboy. You don’t just complete one piece of homework and then ‘level up’.

Hard work, determination, perseverance, discipline, structure.

These are all components of a good student, in my opinion. The qualities that enable you to improve, to learn more effectively and to retain information. 

I love my students, every single one of them has a set of amazing qualities. Not all of them share the same qualities of course, but I feel proud to have been allowed to teach them. They come to England for a time to study, to improve their English, and yes, to have fun, but that is something I didn’t do. I never went to a language school or summer camp so I cannot understand the position they’re in.

I did however, travel. I know what it’s like to be determined to learn a foreign language. To study. To push myself ahead. All I want is for these lovely people to do the same, because they are all capable of progressing. The question is how much do they want to?

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Education, Personal

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I like learning. I have always had, and always will, probably. 103 days ago, to be perfectly precise, I decided to learn simultaneously two languages, after reading several articles about the benefit of it. I already talked about that experiment, if you recall: I chose two languages that I already encountered, German and Italian. I […]

via The Language Experiment: 100 days later… — Right through my journey

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Education

CELTA STUDENT 101

Hey guys!

I apologise for not nearly rounding off my travels on here, but I arrived home on Monday evening and started classes at 8:30am on Tuesday!

Since the job situation wasn’t promising, and the time was right more than ever, my dad agreed to loan me the money for the CELTA course, which I am taking here in Bournemouth at the ITTC college!


The week started off with thoughts of ‘wow these people are awesome!‘ And ‘oh my god I can’t do this!‘ And ‘okay this is tough but I can totally do this!!‘ 

Demanding, testing, exciting, fun, enjoyable, challenge, character building – all words that describe how I feel about this course now that WEEK ONE IS OVER!

I’m in a group with three lovely people – we teach together and observe each other – and I’m in a general class with some fascinating, intelligent, wonderful people. I can’t complain about a single thing and I’m ready for week two!