I'm looking forward to taking part in the BBC Learning English Blog. It's the first time I've done anything like this...so I hope you'll let me know what you think of my posts!
I've been working at York St John University College for two and a half years. I teach two kinds of students; pre-undergraduates and postgraduates. The students are from all over the world and (usually!) enjoy living in York; a beautiful and historic city. My students do, however, sometimes complain about English food and English weather! They especially don't like cereal for breakfast (boring and not filling enough) and the rain.
Before coming to York, I taught English, trained English teachers and inspected training courses in India, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand. I'm happy to be back in England, where I was born and where (most of) my family lives, but it sometimes still feels a bit strange after living overseas for so long.
I know nothing about football, unlike Nader, our previous blogger. Despite this, I am enjoying watching lots of World Cup matches and shouting suggestions to the players on TV. England play again tomorrow and everyone is talking about Wayne Rooney. Will the Wednesday news headlines be 'England Roo-ind' (if Wayne hurts his foot again) or 'Roo-ner-up' (if Sweden wins the game), or 'Roo-thless' (if Wayne scores goals). I'll let you know!
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