English as a Foreign Language Teacher
Berlitz/UIMP - La Coruna and Santander
Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo is a private University which offers intensive courses to Spanish University students in conjunction with Berlitz. The course is a week long, during which students take forty five hours of immersion classes and activities, as well as attending teacher led social events in the evenings. The classes are theme based – education, social life, careers – and are used to draw out language which prepares students for the possibility of life in the UK. For example, in the careers classes I would work on CV writing and interview techinique. Interview technique was practised through discussion, planning of roleplays, performance and feedback from myself and peers, and C.Vs were worked on in a similar manner. In Santander. I taught another immersion course – this time working with students of the Social Sciences. As with the previous course this was made up of theme based classes, focusing on writing, research and discussion skills in these cases.