Arghhhhhhhh!!! I got my results today: I was very nervous and really wasn’t even convinced I would have passed… so imagine my shock when I saw the words “Pass with Distinction”! Say whattt?! Continue reading
The end of another school year. As I’ve previously mentioned, I have 5 weeks off this summer! Kind of… I have to do a bit of admin work from home, but since my study leads on to the back terrace it’s not exactly a terrible hardship!
This year has been a weird one for me. Continue reading
I don’t know if it’s just because I’ve recently turned 30, but at the moment one of the hot topics I keep hearing about (articles, podcasts, generally all over social media) is how difficult it is to make friends in your late 20s and 30s. I’ve been reflecting on it a lot, and I want to write about the different friendships in my life and explore what they mean to me.
ThisThis summer I’ve somehow ended up with 5 WHOLE WEEKS off work.
While I’m a little bit worried about massively going under my hours, I’m not going to complain as it’s been a very busy year and I’m really ready for a break.
At the end of April I was lucky enough to go to Prague for 4 days to attend the Eaquals conference. I got a lot out of the conference and I also really enjoyed visiting the city – fortunately we had a free day at the end so we could explore a bit!
Last week, my boyfriend and I watched a video shared on facebook of a dad who got up on stage with his little daughter who was crying during a ballet performance. The dad danced along to cheers from the audience, and we smiled and thought it was sweet.
After, I asked Livio if he would do something like that if he had a daughter: he thought about it and said “maybe, I don’t know”.
Then I thought to myself about whether I would do it, and had the uneasy feeling that it would be quite different if a mum did the same thing…
I recently reread Giulia’s blog post about developing listening skills. I will eventually read the book she mentioned (Listening in the Language Classroom by John Field) but as it’s only just over a week since I took the Delta module one exam I’m giving myself a break and reading non-teaching related books at the moment! It did get me thinking about the way I support learners with their listening, though.