Minted or Skinted in NW5
Although London is the capital city, living here doesn’t have to break the bank. I’m going to tell you what’s good in my hood, whether you’re feeling flush or feeling the pinch.
I live in NW5, which includes Kentish Town, Tufnell Park, Chalk Farm, some of Camden and Hampstead, and like most of London you’ll find almost anything you want and need. Here are some of the places you might catch me at the beginning of the month when I’m minted, or at the end of the month when I’m skinted!
Minted: The Bengal Lancer
Curry is Britain’s best-loved dish, you can’t leave the country without sampling it. If you have a bit of spare cash, or someone else is footing the bill, try out this place. It is exceptional. Turks especially, will love Liver Hazri.
Skinted: Dirty Burger
Who doesn’t love a burger? This is a spit and sawdust, cheap and cheerful kind of place. £6 for flesh and bun. It’s a bit tucked away, but worth searching for. If you go in winter, wrap up warm because you’re literally dining in a corrugated iron shed!
So last Saturday, 18th June, I headed down to sunny old Brighton (which of course wasn’t sunny at all) to attened a CPD by EtpLive. It was a fantastic experience, not just because of how much I learnt but also because I met lots of English teachers and DOS’s from all over the country. The networking part was really interesting as it allowed me to hear about other teachers experiences and how other schools operated, in terms of coursebooks etc. Of course none were as BRILLIANT as Tti, naturally!
The workshops were excellent, I attended three;
Lists – how to use the method of lists for vocabulary teaching, interactive games etc.
Writing materials – how to create effective materials for students, how to analyse materials etc.
Ted talks – how to use TED talks, not just for authentic listening but also for writing reading and speaking.
ETpLive organise and deliver a conference annually and I have to say I already can’t wait for the next one!
This week we want to dedicate a bit of space in our blog to one of our former students: Raul, an up & coming actor from Spain. We also speak to an IELTS student from France Lucas and Sara writes a bit about her own story at Tti! Also, she gives us some of her favourite places to visit in London during the summer!
“I couldn’t think to stay so long… I can’t believe everything started 3 years ago. I wanted to improve my English level, at that time I was elementary, and I found Tti school online. I booked only one month because I was short of money and I couldn’t afford more, but Tti school gave me the opportunity to work in the coffee bar and having in exchange free English lessons!!! I used to study in the morning between Continue reading