Hi! My name’s Emma Gore-Lloyd and I’m an English teacher. I taught in Spain for the last four years – three years at IH Huelva, aka Academia Britanica and six months at the British Council in Madrid – and have recently completed the DELTA (see my DELTA diary posts). I have recently moved back to the UK to be nearer family and am hoping to make a living teaching here.
My background is in languages: I studied Russian and Czech at Bristol University and then did an MA in Translation and Linguistics at the University of Westminster. I didn’t become a translator, however, and instead I landed a subtitling job at the BBC. After a few years working there as a subtitler and then as a Production Manager I took a career break, travelled around South America, did some translation for a museum in Punta Arenas (funny story) and taught for a month at a wonderful little school and community project in Salasaca, Ecuador. Connecting with human beings in the latter activity struck me as the most interesting and rewarding, and so here I am!
ABOUT THIS BLOG
In my time as a teacher, I have learned and tried tons of useful and fun activities, but can I remember them all? Ha! Of course not! So the aim of this blog is to assemble activities I’ve tried out as a teacher’s catalogue for myself and for anyone else who might find them useful. I will try to acknowledge the origins of each idea but please let me know if you think I’ve been neglectful on that front. For more on how to use the blog, see this post.
I have also written about my experience doing the DELTA in Seville and am currently writing about my forays into EAP.
I heartily welcome comments, likes, and, of course, more great ideas!
[Thanks to A.B. for the blog name]