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TEFLĀ Training

The course is over and I passed the exam with an A!! Woohoo! Well to be honest it wasn’t that hard. And it does make me laugh a little, thinking of all the teachers in the UK who spend thousands getting their degree so that they can teach a bunch on unruly brats in a cold and miserable country, when really they just needed to spend a few hundred pounds and two weeks, and can live somewhere warm instead! ‘Course, it’s not quite as simple as that, seeing as their degree qualifies them to work all over the world with slightly higher wages, but still..!

It was quite a long second week, with 14 hour days including travel time, but even so it was easy peasy and I would recommend it to anyone thinking of travelling and working at the same time. They will find me a job too, which makes it all worthwhile, but I won’t be looking for a job for a month yet. Tomorrow (Saturday) we are off to Acapulco for a long weekend away, and return on Tuesday evening with just a few hours to pack before heading off to Chicago on Wednesday morning for a 4 week break.

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Well holiday time was over and this morning I set off, with Paola (she remains unconvinced that I can get around safely by myself!) to Normal Metro station, about a dozen stops along from Taxquena (pro. Tas – ken – ya ) and from there a short walk to the shopping mall where the English Teacher Training centre is. A rather bizarre first day! The only teacher students were myself and one other, a girl from Nevada, the course instructer went ill after about 15 minutes, and we were left to sit in on two English classes to observe local Mexicans learning the language. The first class turned out to have a test that day, so no observing there. The second class didn’t happen as the students failed to turn up….so off we went home! I didnt massively mind, I was pretty tired, and hopefully things will improve tomorrow!

Anyway, I am going to be pretty busy with this course over the next two weeks, so there will be minimal social events, and few diary entries! So bye for now!

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