How tired am I!

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Lunch with James, Lisa and Keishia.

Well,
that’s day one over. And I'm pretty pleased with how it went. First few minutes were nerve racking as hell but it soon got easier. The students are all really cool. Easy to chat to, willing to participate and (mostly) good learners. One guy started learning English only 2 months ago and his English was excellent - possibly one of the best in the class - which also includes students who have been learning for up to 8 years! I was impressed. He learned it all from books, films and rap music. I'm going to be working with this same group of intermediate students for the next 2 weeks. Then I change to elementary ones.

Afternoon session was fine too (practical in the mornings, followed by theory in the afternoons). Seemed to pretty much quote from the Learning Teaching book which was on the suggested reading list. I think all the reading I did over the last month is going to pay off massively. Just been set my first proper, assessed teaching assignment which I have to do on Wednesday morning. Feeling positive about it. Think I may make an OK teacher after all... phew! Or maybe I'm speaking way too soon - we'll see.

I think I'm on the lookout for valium tonight! I need to sleep so badly and I just know that my mind will be racing again tonight...

The girls at my hotel have been ace. They got hold of a guitar for me last night - was up till 1am playing and chatting with them. I think they fancy me - but then all the girls here do! How many times have I been told I'm a 'very handsome man'! Makes a pleasant change anyway!

God, been at the school for 11 hours now - I got to go.
Laters all - missing you. x

gringostarr says:
hey tom....

just got your mail now as i arrived in SP last night. what a journey...so bloody long!

feels good, and a little weird to be back, but lots of madness planned so should be good. Toby and Maya working like dogs so should be easy for me to get my head down in the weeks.

Good to hear the reading seems to have paid off. Actually I found one of your books at home the other day. Maybe you forgot to take it? If so, I can post it to you when I get back.

So are they throwing you straight into teaching then? No theory yet?

Speak soon RomCom....

J.xxx
Posted on: Oct 17, 2007
Shakey_Jakey says:
Watch out for the 'Lady-Boys' - have fun Tom!
Sleeping sudenly has a great appeal!

Speak soon

Dad x
Posted on: Oct 15, 2007
kirkie49 says:
get some sleep, handsome! xxx
Posted on: Oct 15, 2007
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Lunch with James, Lisa and Keishia.
Lunch with James, Lisa and Keishia.