Thursday, 30 April 2009

'Invasion Friendly' accommodation

Invasion Friendly are looking for clean, safe and affordable accommodation....

With almost 10,000 Language students arriving this summer, there will be a high demand for safe, affordable accommodation....

If you are interested in providing accommodation to language students, and would like more information, please contact Lisa on info@invasionfriendly.com or lis.j.grant@googlemail.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Saludos

Wednesday, 29 April 2009

'Invasion Friendly' looks at the world of film & music.....

We have many talented members who join our group....

Some of them are musicians, some of them are actors....

they all have one thing in common...

they are all want to be Multi linguistic.....

"Learning a language can improve your changes of reaching a wider audience"

The Spanish Invasion are fans of 'Candela Quartet' and 'Turistas del Flamenco'

The 'Candela Quartet', who play every Sunday evening at More bar, Brighton http://www.morebar.co.uk/

or 'Turistas del Flamenco', who play in various venues across town.... including Madam Geisha http://madamegeisha.com/ and The Hope http://www.myspace.com/thehopevenue

Now that we have two great bands to choose from every week... we are now looking for world film events.... "Watch this Space"

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

'Invasion Friendly' would like to work with small businesses...

Our 'Invasion Friendly' members, love the Laines in Brighton, Kemptown and they also love the sea front!!

If you are a small business, and would like to attract language students... please contact info@invasionfriendly.com or lis.j.grant@googlemail.com

We are already working with some small businesses.... Details of these can be found on our Facebook group "The Spanish Invasion".

We look forward to hearing from you!

Saludos

Sunday, 26 April 2009

"Invasion Friendly" are looking for friendly book shops...

Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books, Books and more Books....

Amongst many requests I receive from Invasion Friendly members.... one request comes up again and again... Books!!

If you think about it... once a language student has reached a certain level, their thirst for vocabulary will grow! Language, Culture and history, and that's just the beginning!!

If you are a "friendly" book shop and would like our "Invasion Friendly" members to visit your shop, please contact info@invasionfriendly.com

We look forward to hearing from you!

Saturday, 25 April 2009

Introducing Excursions for "Invasion Friendly" members...

Exciting news!

Invasion Friendly have found an excursion coordinator.

All members who attend the weekly meetings, have been asking me to organise excursions.....
Well, now I have found someone who will!

If you are a Spanish Invasion Member or a Latin Invasion member and would like to talk to our Invasion Friendly excursion coordinator, he will be at Riki Tik every Monday evening and at the Cornerstone every Thursday evening!

We are looking for travel companies, who would like to assist in the planning and organisation of these tours.

For more information, please contact info@invasionfriendly.com

Friday, 24 April 2009

Invasion Friendly - working with 16-18 yr olds

"Invasion Friendly" will be looking at giving learners who are aged between 16-18, the opportunity to learn a foreign language....

We will be looking at helping FE colleges, reintroduce language learning...

Learning a language can be easy and fun! It can give learners more opportunities in life and also provide them with a wide range of extra curricular activities.

Stay tuned in for more details....

Saludos

Thursday, 23 April 2009

"Invasion Friendly" looks at Brighton Language schools

With the summer almost upon us.... There are 1000's of language students arriving in the U.K on a daily basis.

With this in mind, "Invasion Friendly" are looking to work with Brighton Language schools...

If Brighton Language schools join our "Invasion Friendly Scheme", they will able to join us as we grow....

If you are working for a language school in Brighton and would like to find out more..

Please contact info@invasionfriendly.com Or check out http://www.thespanishinvasiongroup.com/

We look forward to hearing from you!

Live, Learn, Work and Play with Invasion Friendly....

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Launch day..... The Spanish Invasion has arrived!

Thanks to the hard work of the "Invasion Team" we now have a friendly splash page!

http://thespanishinvasiongroup.com/

We are now officially on the map!!!

See you all on Thursday @ the cornerstone!

Saludos!

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

A Multi Language Invasion?

Good morning!

If you would like to come along to "The Spanish Invasion" meeting this Thursday, 23rd April... please do!

I would like to know if any members would be interested in setting up another language exchange group. I would really like to learn French, Portuguese and Italian.... Please come along on Thursday and we can have a chat about it!

If you are not able to attend the meeting, please contact me; lis.j.grant@googlemail.com

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=166369925402
http://invasionfriendly.blogspot.com/

Lets make language learning fun!

Monday, 20 April 2009

Invasion Friendly looks at "Excursions for language students"

Invasion Friendly are looking in to organising trips for our members...

With almost 200 members who have joined "The Spanish Invasion" through Facebook and myspace.... We have almost enough to fill a plane!!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36515343988&ref=ts

http://www.myspace.com/thespanishinvasion

We are now on the look out for a reputable travel company with experience in the school trip market. They must be able to provide safe tours for all our invasion friendly members.

Please contact info@thespanishinvasiongroup.com or lis.j.grant@googlemail.com for more details.

Thank you

Saturday, 18 April 2009

Riki Tik Presents..... The Spanish Invasion

Every Monday.... Live Work & Play with....... "The Spanish Invasion"
Todos los Lunes... Vive Trabaja y Juega con.... "The Spanish Invasion"

Our language exchange group is so big now, we need another venue.... We have chosen Riki Tik, as it is a friendly and welcoming place...

Come along to Riki Tik, located in Bond Street Brighton!
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/event.php?eid=85381914120

There will be discounts available to all Spanish Invasion members... Details to follow!

See you on Monday!




Saludos!

Friday, 17 April 2009

The Latin Invasion has its first meeting...

Hey hey!!

The very first Latin Invasion, has already begun.

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=81276647068&ref=ts

If you are living near to Witney, Oxfordshire.... then find out whats going on!

The Latin Invasion is part of the "Invasion Friendly" group. Once you join Latin Invasion or The Spanish Invasion, there will be a wide range of discounts and information sources, which you will be be able to tap in to. And it's all free!!

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you all in person....

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Invasion Group Bookings for the Brighton Fringe!

Hey there invasion members!!

Check out the Brighton Fringe listings, write down which events you would like to attend.... then invite some of your invasion buddies....

I'll be taking down all your fringe requests, and be making some group bookings so that we can all save money!

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36515343988#/event.php?eid=157160315553

I look forward to seeing you all at the Cornerstone!
xx Lisa

Wednesday, 15 April 2009

158 Spanish Invasion members today!

More companies are now offering discounts to The Spanish Invasion group!
Please check out http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=36515343988&ref=ts

if you would like to start up your own invasion friendly group, please contact lis.j.grant@googlemail.com

Tuesday, 14 April 2009

The Spanish Invasion @ The Brighton Fringe

Hey hey!!

As we are now 156 official Members on Facebook.... I will be looking into organising some events for "The Spanish Invasion" Members..

We will be meeting at the Conerstone this week at 8 pm, to look at which events we would like to take part in!

Group bookings means great discounts!!

To join our group: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157160315553#/group.php?gid=36515343988&ref=ts

Details of the Meeting: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=157160315553#/event.php?eid=157160315553

I look forward to see you all there!
xx Lisa

Monday, 13 April 2009

The Spanish Invasion - Brighton

This is a Spanish/ English exchange group! We meet at the Cornerstone pub every Thursday from 8 pm until late..... Purpose; for you to meet new people and exchange languages! (Spanish and English). If you are interested in joining the group its Free to all! The more people who join us, the more discounts will be on offer!!

Coming up....

The Latin Invasion - Every Wednesday - We will be at Casablanca.... until very late!

The Spanish Invasion - Monday 13th April - will be at Riki Tik. Then every Monday after that.... more details to follow.

Every Sunday we will be either at More Bar on Trafalgar Street or...

Madam Geisha on East Street every Sunday night for Rainbow beats...

I am currently working with venues in Brighton to obtain more discounts.... The more members we have on Facebook the more discounts I can get for you across Brighton!

So.... tell your friends to join! The more members we are.... the more discounts we get!

The Spanish Invasion is strictly friendly, strictly fun.... We are a virtual language school. To become an "invasion handler" and start up your very own language exchange group.... please get in touch, I can give you the tools to do so!

About Me

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Hello,


If you have read my blog and want to know more about me ... please read on!


Where are you from?

The short answer would be the south of England, but this is not strictly true.  I was born in Bahrain, and I've lived in Spain, Scotland and England.  When I worked for First Choice (Tour operator), I was sent to work in Almeria, Tenerife, Malaga, Corfu and Bulgaria! Then I moved to Brighton. I had a great time there and met some amazing people (you know who you are)! From there I moved to Alicante to become a teacher.  I got a better teaching position in Toledo with Cambridge English plus, there I spent my days correcting exams, teaching kids and Adults... and now I am residing in Ciudad Real with my life partner.


Why did you become an English teacher?

I've always liked the idea of teaching, but I figured it was a good idea to get some life experience before trying to teach. So, that's what I did! I have worked in tourism, insurance, marketing, health and safety, bars and restaurants! Work experience gives you heaps of anecdotes and stories to teach your students about real life!


Why did you decide to become self-employed?

Well, it was an easy decision, I wanted the freedom and flexibility to teach English through numerous activities, cooking, wine tasting, playing games, etc.  When you work in a school/academy/college you teach the same thing day in day out, students get bored of sitting down at a desk with a book open in front of them, having done this during school hours as well. Through experience I've learnt that it's easier to learn a language when you actually live it! Kids in Spain learn grammar at school, they know how the language works, but they don't get the opportunity to speak.


Why online classes?

I wanted to be able to teach other nationalities and maybe provide a service to people who can't leave their house, or live out in a small village where they don't have access to a language school. Teaching online is intense, it doesn't suit everyone, but the students I have are happy with the classes.


Are online classes better than in person?

If there is a good internet connection, and the student is keen to learn online, then it can be good, but I wouldn't say it was better than in person. Learning online is intense, you have to constantly pay attention, your teacher is able to provide you with visual aids, class notes, etc. You save money on petrol and you save time! When technology improves, it will be possible to join a group, which should be cheaper for you and give you the opportunity to meet other students from around the world!


How do you fill your time?


Well, I keep a blog for my students, the number of readers are increasing everyday, which is encouraging. I won't talk about politics, religion or any subject which may offend any nationality. It's purpose is to give students something to read, which may interest them. Helping them to learn new vocabulary and expressions. I also teach at a nursery in the mornings, and one evening a week I teach children and their parents together! This gives parents the opportunity to learn with their children, making it easier to practise at home. ifriendlymft.blogspot.com English can become part of your everyday lives!


My teenage group are new, and I love teaching them!

ifriendlyteen.blogspot.com


iFriendly Summer project:


Every year I look into summer camps and the options I have to teach during our long hot summers... I have to say there is quite a wide variety of summer camps here in Spain, United Kingdom and Ireland.  I have worked for the Junta de Andalucia and Combination Languages in the U.K. http://www.combinationlanguages.com/


I love Castilla La Mancha and I would rather stay and teach closer to home... I think I have found what I am looking for.  A stunning little village not 50 minutes from my City... Saceruela.


This year I intend to set up a summer camp for kids, aged 10 -16 from the local schools and academies. In 2016 / 17 I intend to attract students from the U.K and Ireland, those who want to learn Spanish, so that we can teach both languages together.  This will enable iFriendly to provide activities for both nationalities and give everyone the chance to learn from each other. A similar set up to my 'Invasion Friendly' project in Brighton, where Spanish speakers and English speakers got together every week to learn from each other in a social environment. This will also be available for adult learners, but on weekends throughout the year.


Invasion Friendly "To promote cultural integration and change. Give the word invasion new meaning. A safe way for travellers to learn languages."


Check out this stunning village saceruela.blogspot.com


I teach English through wine tasting events in Ciudad Real, at Taberna Vinalia https://www.facebook.com/iluminavinalia?fref=ts#_=_. Check out our events on Facebook.


From April 2014 to December 2014, I worked on a Tourism project in Toledo, due to the long commute I no longer teach the course.


And last but not least, I teach English online!


For Skype English classes Contact Lisa Jane by email lis.j.grant@gmail.com

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