I completed my Cambridge English Language Teaching Qualification (CELTA) from Cambridge in January 2014. This began my journey of becoming a professional teacher. Subsequently, I taught in language schools around Beijing. My students ranged from younger children aged 4, to teaching business English and running English training sessions for small companies. I then joined BSB Sanlitun in August 2014.
These last 6 years working in BSB Sanlitun has reinforced my passion for EAL. Since coming to China, I’ve been learning Chinese which has provided an on-going insight into the difficulties of learning a new language in a new environment. While our students may not be able to communicate effectively in English when they first join us, I’m a firm believer that it should not stop them from enjoying what they’re learning. I am firmly committed to instilling in children a passion for learning and the courage to use what they learn in their future endeavors.
My favourite pastimes are travelling and reading. I’ve been fortunate in life and have travelled to almost every continent in the world and have enjoyed many a sunny day with a paperback in one hand and the local coffee delight in the other. My only other distraction would be jigsaw puzzles!