7th September (2nd blog)
Once a tourist saw a Bedouin sitting under a palm tree. He asked the Bedouin, "What are you doing?"
"I'm waiting," answered the Bedouin.
"What are you waiting for?"
"I travelled three days at a neck-breaking speed. I'm waiting now that my soul is catching up."
Well - many of you may know this story. It describes exactly how I feel now!
Yesterday I spent all day sitting in trains, hopping from one train into another, sitting in airports and in a plane. Finally I tried to find my way from the Dublin airport to Dun Laoghaire, where I've rented a small room for the next four weeks.
It was eight o'clock p.m., when I finally got there and I felt too worn out to write a blog (I was also a bit shy asking my landlord whether I can use his computer).
The room is far from a five star accommodation, but the people are very sweet and are trying very hard to make myself feel at home at there place.
But unfortunately I've also a few bad news to report: The day before I was leaving I had a "computer-meltdown". Suddenly the monitor went blank and I was in a state of panic. I found out that the monitor was working just fine, so I figured the graphic-card died on me.
Well - "no use crying about spilled milk", I won't be able to use my computer during the next four weeks anyway.
The more severe thing is, I lost my digital camera on one of those trains. It wasn't an expensive one, but I planed to take a lot of picture while I'm in Ireland.
I went out to look for replacement today, but the digital cameras seem much more expensive in Ireland than in Germany. The cheapest I saw still costs 119,00 EUR (I bought mine for 59,00 EUR).
Tomorrow will be my first day at school (at this particular language school, of course;-)). I'm pretty excited about that. How are the other attendants going to be like? Will I am/be the only non-native student? (which one is correct?)
What will the syllabus/curriculum be like? (which one is correct?)
I just know that we're going to conduced six lessons and have to deliver three papers about English language teaching.
Simon - since CELTA and CELT are pretty equivalent, can you tell me please what you experienced during your teacher training was like? That would be most valuable for me!
What is your life in Turkey like?
And what was it working as a Harbour Master on Lake Constance (one of the most beautiful sceneries I've seen so far... one have to put up with a lot of tourists though)?
Simon - your (tactful) comments are most appreciated!
Thank you so much for you encouragement!
(Sometimes I doubt whether my English is good enough to become an English teacher.)
Please, continue to correct me!
(I think my self-confidence can even handle a more direct approach.)
I hope that you people out there will witness my English improving during those remaining three weeks.
I also hope that I'll be able to blog at a daily bases (as it supposed to be).
That will depend pretty much on the level of social life I'll or won't have here in Dun Laoghaire.
Sorry - for being unable to upload more picture on this blog. I might order a digital camera online, but that depends from the price and the legal conditions, of course (can I order a camera from Germany and let it send to Ireland?)
So, folks - thats all for today!
To everyone my very best wishes!
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