Bonjour! / Hello! / Tere!
These are the three languages I speak, think and dream in every single day! I am an Estonian living and teaching English in the French speaking part of Switzerland.
I started teaching when I was 20. In fact, being a poor student I was simply looking for a job that would pay some of my bills when quite by accident I found myself in front of a group of Estonian adults eager to learn the language I myself was still learning. Little did I know then that this first nerve-wrecking lesson would be a beginning of a long journey. And even less did I know that teaching would actually turn out to be my greatest learning experience ever.
I have been teaching for thirteen years now. I have been a teacher-clown in a playgroup, I have helped business people to brush up on their English before an exam, I have struggled with teenagers, conducted lessons using a method called Callan. For the last five years I have been teaching English to future graphic designers in the local art school. Being a small school I am the only English teacher in the house, a reality which offers great freedom and the opportunity to follow my students’ progress throughout the three-year training. However, being on my own, can get a bit lonely at times. So let this blog be the space where I can express my thoughts, my ideas, my doubts. But most importantly, let this blog be a new possibility for growth and learning!