Technologically and linguistically adventurous EFL teacher, trainer, writer and manager

Dear students

Welcome to our class! And if you’ve just arrived in Newcastle, welcome to this beautiful city! Why did you decide to come here? I went to university in Durham, and the north-east is my favourite part of England, although I’m not from here originally. I moved to Newcastle a year and a half ago, in July 2011. I’m staying here for at least another 18 months. What about you? When did you come? How long are you staying?

I love learning languages. I studied languages at uni, and I’ve lived in many different countries so I know how you feel. Is it your first trip to the UK? What do you think so far? If you have any problems, please let me know. I’m happy to help 🙂

What are your hobbies? I enjoy going to the cinema, and I’ll watch anything except horror – the people in horror films annoy me! I also read a lot, and I love travelling. I don’t have a lot of free time at the moment though, because I’m studying for my Delta, which is a teaching diploma. When I’ve finished it I will be allowed to train other teachers or run my own school, which is my dream. What do you do? What do you want to do in the future? Do you think English will help you with this?

I hope you enjoy your time in Newcastle and at IH. Remember, this is your class. you should always feel free to tell me if you want me to change anything or if there is something specific you want to study. I look forward to working with you!

Sandy

PS (extra special for the blog!) This idea was stolen from Philip Harmer, one of the best teachers and kindest people I have ever had the privilege to work with. Thanks Philip!

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Comments on: "Dear students" (5)

  1. Sandy,

    What a lovely way to welcome a new group of LEARNers! Sets the “tone” so well – even “before” day One 😉

    T..

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  2. This could be a great thing to write as a welcome note on their edmodo page!
    Naomi

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  3. […] Sandy Millin shares a letter she’s given to her new class of English language learners, and in…. […]

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  4. Hi Sandy, you are a great ELT teacher. I learn a lot from you. I hope I can always enjoy your contributions.

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