There was a LOT of information over the two long days (11 and 9 hours) but the tutor (Liz) was really easy-going, friendly relaxed and put everyone at ease.
She delivered the course effortlessly, kept all 15 of us engaged at all times (no mean feat), offered encouragement and fantastic feedback on teaching practice, explained concepts clearly and gave an amazing amount of background information. Her depth of knowledge of language is impressive. From break-time translations of Chaucer to a full 45 minute foreign language lesson in Japanese, her knowledge was impressive.
The course included games, two sessions of teaching practice, explanations of concepts, classroom management, everything we could possibly need to know.
I left at the end of the weekend, exhausted but enthused and confident, ready to finish my online coursework and start my new career.
What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
I thought standing in front of a group of native English speakers, teaching them how to speak English, would be odd and I admit to being nervous before I arrived on the course. I needn’t have worried. Liz put everyone at ease and we were all in the same situation. We had a fantastic group who were all really supportive and we worked through it as a team.