Sunday, 20 May 2012

One side dish of Invasion Friendly coming up!!



It's now May 2012!! 
Hello!!! 


I can't believe all this time has gone by without so much as a little update!! Please accept my most sincerest apologies :(


To cut an incredibly long story short, I put Invasion Friendly down for a little siesta, whilst I set up my new life in Spain! 


In the mean time, the exchange meetings at the Cornerstone in Brighton, have gone from strength to strength!  http://www.facebook.com/groups/Spanishcombination/
All thanks to Eddie http://www.facebook.com/eddieyoung

We joined forces with Combination Languages http://combinationlanguages.com/index.html, together with Eddie, Tom and Suzie, I am hoping to continue this venture, which I originally set out to create back in April 2009.


We started out as a language exchange group, and have grown!! We now have more than 600 members, who have either been to the Cornerstone events, or have heard about us through a rather 'fruitful' grapevine! 


I do miss my life in Brighton, but now that I am almost 35! I needed to live somewhere a little less 'party' orientated! Brighton is such a vibrant city (well, it can be most of the time), I was working as a Health & Safety assistant for the City college, which I don't think quite suited me ;) So, I decided to become an English teacher instead! So far, I believe that I have made the right choice!! Alicante is also a great place, the sun shines most days, which has turned me into an incredibly relaxed chica! 


In September 2012 I will be moving to Toledo (south of Madrid) in Castilla La Mancha! 


So, for now I will leave you with this... One side order of Invasion Friendly.... WATCH THIS SPACE! I promise to blog more often, as I embark on a new venture with a school in Toledo (More details to follow).


Hasta luego!! 





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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! I moved to Brighton in 2008. 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 husband.


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 tell your students about real life!


What is it you do now?

I teach in two places! I wanted the freedom and flexibility to teach English through numerous activities, story telling, playing games, etc.  When you work for just any school/academy/college you teach the same thing day in day out, students get bored of sitting 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. Mega English & Fantasia give me the freedom to be creative in class, whilst preparing students for Cambridge  exams & work interviews, as ultimately this is the most improtant aspect of my work as an ESL Teacher.

Mega English "Expand your mind, change your future"

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




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