• Behind The Scenes – Preparing for my student’s intensive English coaching course
    Here’s a peek behind the scenes to see what happens before my student arrives for an intensive, full-immersion English coaching course with me. One thing that’s very important is the ‘first impression’. I always spend lots of time making sure my home looks sparkling clean and welcoming. That means quite a lot of physical work… Read more: Behind The Scenes – Preparing for my student’s intensive English coaching course
  • Aviation & English
    AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS AND ENGLISH VOCABULARY I hosted a series of French air traffic controllers through a language tuition agency. English is the official language for aviation and the French civil aviation association pays for their air traffic controllers to spend one week every three years on a full immersion English course. Obviously it’s important… Read more: Aviation & English
  • 5 of my favourite Bristol excursions
    As part of my homestay package, I offer my students two or three afternoon or evening excursions a week. Over the years, I have discovered some great places to visit in this lively city. Often these destinations are free or very inexpensive. Here are some of my favourite places: Bristol Blue Glass Factory Blue glass… Read more: 5 of my favourite Bristol excursions
  • In Praise of the Diary
    I want to share how I create really effective and meaningful classes for my student. In this blog, I sing the praises of using a diary to help my student in their English learning journey.
  • Coronavocabulary: an explosion of new language
    English is a wonderfully creative and flexible language. Over its history, it’s had influences from many different languages (German, French, Latin, Greek) and it’s still evolving, with new words being created all the time.