(that’s “Welcome” in French).
Did you know that ABA English has an amazing team of in-house teachers? When a student signs up for our premium English course, they have unlimited access to ask them as many questions as they need. At any time during the course, they are able to email a teacher and receive a detailed response helping them get the most out of their studies. It’s like having a private tutor!
So many of our students ask us questions about their teachers that we have put together a fun interview for them.
Today’s interview is with Martine.
Where are you from?
I was born in England. Now, I live in south-west France.
Describe yourself with 3 adjectives!
Creative – productive – perfectionist
What experience do you have as an English teacher?
I have worked for ABA English for ten years and I also give private lessons in my home.
What inspired you to be an English teacher?
Finding out how difficult it can be to master a second language got me interested in different methods of teaching and learning languages.
What is important when teaching?
It’s important to find out what inspires each individual student and to use this to help to keep students motivated to continue to study regularly.
What do you consider to be the major strength / weakness when expressing yourself in another language?
The hardest skill for most people to master is to understand spoken language quickly enough to hold a spontaneous conversation.
What brought you TO Barcelona (or other city)?
I live near Toulouse, France. I moved to the French countryside from London to try a different way of life ten years ago – and it’s great so I’m staying!
How do you picture yourself in 10 years?
About the same as I am now with a few more grey hairs.
If you could be a superhero, what would you want your superpowers to be?
Hmm, good question. Let me see… My superpower would be telepathy – but always knowing what people are thinking could also have some downsides!