Living and Working in London-An Intern’s view

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Thilde from Denmark is living and working in London for 2 weeks. Here is her second blog describing her experiences at Tti and in London!

My second week at Tti is now done and I’m going home tomorrow, I’m so sad to leave because I’m just starting to get to know people and now I have to leave. It’s been a real pleasure to have this internship at Tti, absolutely the most friendly people and kind to work with so I’m going to miss this place. If I had to study English and become better at the language, I would without any doubt choose Tti (note that!)

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This week we’ve welcomed new students and I’ve been getting tasks that require more responsibility, such as checking invoices and checking attendance and things like that.  Also, I was asked to lead a tour for our social programme for this week. I had to take the students to the Natural History Museum, which is in South Kensington. We went on Wednesday and we had a blast! It was so cool to see all kinds of things from the past and new things that scientists have found recently, I would definitely recommend you to go there!

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This week we’ve had some partners visiting us, just make sure everything is as it should be and see our different accommodations. It was really exciting to experience, and to prepare for them to come.

Also, we’ve been preparing for the Halloween Party we are having at Cafe Chula which is in Camden Town on Thursday 25th October.

I haven’t got that much time this week to hang out with my friends, because I was tired when I got home, but on Tuesday I went  with three of my friends to a restaurant called Bills (42 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6EY), it was a bit pricey but it was worth it!

I invited two of my girlfriends to the Halloween Party, and we dressed up as three devil girls. We had fun and people were very scary and had made a lot of effort with their costumes. It was so great to experience!

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We have leavers day today and we said goodbye to a bunch of people, Marianne always says it’s Friday so we are not sad, but just a bit because we have to say goodbye to some of the students.

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Also, I got a goodbye gift, which was so kind and sweet and I really appreciate it, so Thank you for everything Tti Team!

Thanks to you Thilde! It was a pleasure having you work with us! Thanks also for your contribution to our blog! To find out more about our school please visit our website: www.ttischool.com

Christmas and New Year in London

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Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and unlike many other schools, Tti School stays open during the holidays! Every year we offer a course for our current students and students visiting London for those two weeks who wish to improve their English.

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The content of the lessons will depend on the makeup of the classes – our syllabus and lesson plans are negotiated depending on students’ needs, lacks and wants. But everybody should expect fun lessons led by experienced teachers who will incorporate Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening skills as well as work on Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation. You may have a lesson explaining the mystery of the Loch Ness Monster in Scotland that will incorporate listening tasks, vocabulary building and speaking presentations. Or practice a comprehensive list of phrasal verbs around decorating the house for Christmas. Or even complex grammar points used to express the future, to give advice and recommendation and even grammar needed to speculate, hypothesise and complain.

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Of course, Christmas and New Year is a special time to visit London and students should expect some of the lessons to incorporate some of the traditions and themes of Christmas. As well as the lessons, our always exciting Social Programme is particularly special during the holidays with plenty of activities with the best the city has to offer in this magical time. We have planned visits to galleries, museums and special exhibitions, visits to traditional restaurants and award-winning pubs as well as Winter Festivals and even the giant Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square – in the heart of historical London. Not to mention the fantastic Sales in the West End where all prices get dramatically reduced on the 26th of December.

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The school atmosphere is cosy and oh so very festive with our Christmas decorations and mince pies to snack on while in class. It’s a very special period to study in London and we guarantee that you will have the best of times!

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To find out more about our Christmas and New Year course please follow this link: www.ttischool.com

What’s it like to live and work in London?

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Live and work in London-An internship in London…..Thilde joined the Tti Team as an intern. She is from Copenhagen, in Denmark and is here to support us with some of our administration tasks for two weeks. This is her first blog post about her time living and working in London!

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Read on to find out more about what it is like to intern in London!

Today, Monday 15th of October was my first day as an Intern and my second week in London is starting now. I’ve been to another English School last week, which helped me get prepared for the internship at Tti School of English. My purpose with this internship is to learn about work ethic and experience other costumes as well as working culture. It will help me get more independent and responsible and benefit me in my future.

I’ve met my workmates and done some small tasks to get me started. It’s been exciting and fun to experience what it is to work as an adult and to apply what I’ve been taught from the school. I’m really looking forward to seeing what the next two weeks bring me!

It’s now my second day at Tti School, I’ve been doing a lot of desk work as to do copies of CD’s so we are ready for the exams next week.

I’ve been writing a lot of questions from students who used to go here, who has recommended the school to other students. It’s been taking a while but it’s a task I have to do during the week. Because of the many tasks, I had to do to daytime just flew by.

I’m starting to learn how to do small tasks by myself without any help, and I’m really looking forward to doing some marketing tasks and maybe some research. I find it fun but also challenging but in a good way, the things I learn here will definitely benefit me in the future.   

After work, I’m going to a musical about Michael Jackson called Thriller Live with my classmates from my school in Denmark who also have internships here in the UK in different places. It will be nice to see them again because I haven’t seen them since Friday, and I really miss hanging out with them since I’m used to seeing them every day.

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Today has not been as busy as yesterday. I’ve been working on some schedules where I collect data to marketing, I find it really exciting but I have also found out that it takes a lot more time and preparation then I might think. I’m becoming much more familiar with the IT system and I’m starting to get bigger tasks and already been given more responsibility. We’ve had the usual (so, I’ve been told) weekly Wednesday meeting, here we talked about what tasks have been done and are in progress and also an improvement for the staff and the school to make it an even better place for students to come and study. A quite exciting thing I was told to do was, observe a class (to be a student for a lessons), so at 11 to 11:50 I was in Luke’s class as a normal student. I wrote a report on a topic I’d been given and got to learn some grammar which was very useful, plus I got to meet some of the students who go to the school which was really nice because they don’t see me as often because I’m in the office, so today I’ve met some new faces (yet again:).

After work, I will go and see my friends parents from Denmark who are visiting London for a week. Due to the fact that I’ve now been in London for a week and a half I consider myself being quite familiar with central London and so I will be their tour guide for a day.

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I will show them SOHO and China Town all the tourist attractions but also focus on things I’ve found myself such as small cafes, local pubs, small beautiful parks and a shopping centre known as London Designer Outlet close to Wembley Stadium.

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So I’ve finished all the tasks I’ve been given the past few days, I’ve done the statistics of the students to the different agencies and prepared classrooms 3 and 1 for the exams which will start next week. There hasn’t been much to do today other than preparation for the Leaver’s Ceremony, so I have made 25 welcome packs for the new students coming on Monday!

The weather was very nice so I decided to go to Camden Market where I got the best fish & chips I’ve ever had and this yummy waffle with ice-cream from Bubble Mania.

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At the evening, I went to In Parma (10 Charlotte Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1SH) an Italian restaurant. I met up with my 3 friends and we went enjoyed a lovely Italian meal.

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Some of the students from the school had a social activity, they were going to the pub. I was also invited but I couldn’t go because of my appointment with my girlfriends, but I heard they had a lot of fun!

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So, I’ve been working on a marketing task were I had to answer a bunch of questions about the school from an agency. It was quite hard to find all the right information, but I managed to almost answer all the question without help :)

Also, every Friday we have the Leaver’s Ceremony where all the students who finished their courses get a certificate and we all say goodbye to them. There was about 7 leaver’s and they’ve all been enjoying classes and the teachers gave them credit for their hard work.

It’s nearly Halloween and here at Tti School, we are having a Halloween Party! I’ve been decorating the school a bit today so people really can get in the Halloween spirit.

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I must leave a bit earlier because of my mom and sister are coming to visit me and spend the whole weekend with me, which I’m really looking forward to because I really miss them a lot.

Thanks Thilde for your contribution to our blog! To find out more about our school please visit our website: www.ttischool.com