Everybody seemed very excited with the idea of my move to London – it was a great opportunity! I wasn’t so sure – it all seemed quite daunting! Having just finished my undergrad I was facing the same predicament that many new graduates find themselves in – what do I do next? I had lived abroad twice before but this time was different. I wasn’t … Continue reading My time in Twickenham
How do you teach English to children who haven’t mastered their mother tongue? Teaching Tiny Tots can be lots of fun! They have endless enthusiasm, bundles of energy and love learning languages. It can also be challenging! Can you organise activities and give explanations when nobody understands what you are saying? Is it possible to develop classroom routines and a code of behaviour with a … Continue reading Teaching TEFL to Tiny Tots!
Have you found that your summers seem to be getting shorter every year? For me summer used to be an endless time that stretched on for months, free from any serious pressures or obligations. Since graduating everything seems to have suddenly changed – leisure time has become scarce! Most of my friends have jobs or have moved away and coordinating meetings can be difficult. Finding … Continue reading Lazying by Lake Como
When I heard I was going to be spending my year abroad at UCSD I felt like I had won the lotto! I had always dreamed of seeing California, the university looked incredible and who wouldn’t want to spend a year living in sunny San Diego? So that September I packed my bags and set off on a 20 hour journey to a country where … Continue reading The Californian University Experience
“There are much more jobs in the UK – The training is better in the UK – Career progression is easier in the UK” As Irish graduates this is something we hear all the time – unfortunately for some professions it seems to be true! So if you’re like me and you find that you are moving to London, here are some tips to make the … Continue reading Tips for Moving to London
Moving somewhere new is a great adventure! However, after the excitement of arriving drains, culture shock begins to set in. While the only real cure for this is time – there are some things you can do to help process the change! Food A plate is placed before you. You try not too look horrified. Your new local friends beam with pride at introducing you … Continue reading The Culture Shock Challenge
Tired of the winter gloom? Feeling like your whole life revolves around study or work? Just need a change of scene? There’s nothing more refreshing than a weekend away! Europe is bursting with fabulous cities waiting to be explored – so after finding cheap flights we just couldn’t resist a trip to Paris! Eat lots of Croissants There’s no better start to the day than indulging … Continue reading Paris in Winter