Avtor: TINKA CIMPERMAN
Well, for starters, I’m proud to say that I wear odd socks “day in, day out”. What started as a bit of a joke ended up turning into a little bit of a quirky personal preference. Admittedly, I was inspired to adopt this unusual, fashionable approach after seeing a grown man in a grey suit wearing pink shoelaces in a strict corporate environment.
Where did I encounter such a man you may ask? Naturally, during my time living in the UK, of course - the country which allows people to express themselves without the fear of being ridiculed or being frowned upon. Additionally, unbeknownst to me, by wearing mismatching socks, I have been supporting a certain charity organization. Great stuff!
It All Started in My Primary School
I was inspired to choose the path of teaching mainly in thanks to my primary school Slovene teacher. She was strict, whilst still, such a refined, charismatic lady. I thought she was an utter badass! My life aspiration was to become like her, maybe not teaching Slovene, but instead teaching a language which is music to my ears.
Bollocks to That!
Hmm… Are curse words allowed? If so, I’d love to share one particularly embarrassing moment from a time when I was interacting with native speakers of English on a daily basis.
For the longest time, I thought my former employer in the UK was giving me a compliment, when in fact, he was insulting me outright! The phrase he was using was something that I thought had to do with the end part of a church bell. As it turns out, I was getting “the wrong end of the stick”. Let’s just say the insult referred to one part of a male reproductive organ. That’s all I’m saying.
However, for a tamer version, I would like to share a few phrases which are associated with people who sometimes feel a bit lazy, or perhaps, don’t feel like doing anything. The following phrases were nicely delivered to me while I was living with four English girls during my studies in Leeds:
For you Slovenes, these may be roughly translated as “Ne da se mi”.
Why is a Good Website Important
Funnily enough, what drew me to LanguageSitter® was the website. It looked so clean and professional! Somebody was doing something right with that Front End Development!
On a more serious note, I was, and still am attracted to the concept of tailored teaching. I think if we can get the students talking about themselves, their topics, interests, aspirations and ambitions and if we can design the lessons to accommodate to those interests, then the students will not only improve their fluency, but also achieve significantly higher levels of confidence when expressing themselves.
Knowing English is a Must … and so is Talking About Harry Potter
Well… I’m not going to go into details how English is the language of the world, sometimes referred to as “Globish” (Jean-Paul Nerrière, 2004), or as a Lingua Franca; however, the bottomline is: If you want to succeed in any profession and be at the top, knowing English to a high standard is a must. And if you want someone who is a self-proclaimed anglophile with an impeccable English accent, then look no further. You’ve found your teacher. And yes, talking about Harry Potter is inevitable!
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