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Class Trips

by Donna Hutchinson
London based TEFL Teacher, @donnatamara

Thank you, m’Lord; Class trip to the Royal Courts of Justice

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Another successful trip to add to my growing repertoire!

Today I took my students to the Royal Courts of Justice as this week’s topic has been Rules and Freedom. I was a little apprehensive at first because much of the law terminology can be confusing and I have favoured studying the topic with higher level classes. However, my high intermediate class took to the subject well and so I thought I’d take a chance. Also, I’d never been to the courts before and had heard it was a good experience in general.

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by Donna Hutchinson
London based TEFL Teacher, @donnatamara

Language under the influence

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Every Thursday evening at Internexus (where I work) we have Pub Night. This is when two members of staff choose a pub, tell the students a time and from there everyone gets a chance to socialise, relax and utilise language in a much less formalised setting. Last night I did pub night and today, I can tell you, I am very tired but it was, and most often is, worth it.

Last night’s venue was Camden’s Blues Kitchen. Hosting live music and within walking distance of the school gave it many plus points. This was an especially good pub night because we had just received a new intake of students and they had decided to come along and mix with the pub night regulars. I think it’s a good way of easing any nervous students into the school and allowing them to meet other students who they may not have classes with. You can always rely on the regulars to keep up conversation, that’s for sure.

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by Luke Vyner @LLELuke
Director of London Language Experience

How to make the most out of a class trip in London?

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The class trip is a well known dilemma with teachers, students and Directors of Studies often having contentious ideas about their purpose. From my experience I’ve seen that frequently schools do not make the most out of them, often avoiding them or in some extreme cases banning class trips entirely. I see this as a tragedy, because London is such a fantastic teaching resource that to not make the most out of it is a great shame.

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by Donna Hutchinson
Newly-qualified TEFL Teacher, @donnatamara

Class trip to the British museum

One of the best things about being a teacher in London is the plethora of places you can take your students for a class trip. Since qualifying, I have only taken two trips and they have both gone down very well and both were very different.

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