Being an Intern at Tti School of English

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Hello everybody! My name is Max and I come from Germany, more precisely from a place near Frankfurt. I am 20 years old and am doing an apprenticeship as an Industrial Businessman at Telekom. After receiving the offer from my company to do a 6-week internship at Tti School of English, I was very pleased.

Since the beginning of June, I’ve been living in the neighbourhood of Battersea. My daily commute is around 30 minutes by tube to my workplace. The first days were very exciting because I got a very good impression of London.

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On my first free weekend, I started sightseeing. I was lucky to be able to explore the city with sunny weather and witness the parade for the Queen’s birthday  in front of Buckingham Palace. It was a great experience because normally I can only see these things on TV.

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I spent the following day at the Harry Potter Studios in Watford. Going behind the scenes was very interesting because you got a feeling of how much work goes into each Harry Potter movie and which techniques were used for the special effects.

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Now back to my daily work here at Tti School of English! I usually work from Monday to Friday from 08:30 am to 5:30 pm and I have an hour of lunch every day. Throughout the day I take care of any questions and concerns of the students, I tell them in which classroom they will be taught in, where to find our Coffee Bar, what our social activity of the day is! Also, I give administrative support at the office so they can run smoothly and provide the best customer service.

Thanks for reading my blog and I wish you a nice day!

Thanks so much Max for all your amazing support! To find out more about our school please visit www.ttischool.com

The Most Instagrammable Places In London

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Last year we published a blog giving you a bunch of “Instagrammable” places around London. If you missed that, go and check it out here London’s Instagram Hotspots

This year we thought we’d give you some more photo motifs to make your friends look at your Instagram feed in awe. So let’s get started on that!

The Gallery at Sketch

The millennial pink Gallery designed by French architect India Mahdavi boasts 91 artworks by British artist David Shrigley on its tables and walls, setting the perfect backdrop for your afternoon tea ‘gram. Don’t forget to grab a bathroom selfie amongst their futuristic egg pod toilets.

Best time for pics: Anytime
Cost: Free
Location: 9 Conduit St, Mayfair, W1S 2XG

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God’s Own Junkyard

This incredible warehouse is a museum-like display for neon artist Chris Bracey’s personal creations, from vintage signage to his custom-made orders used in Hollywood blockbusters.

Best time for pics: It is open Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 9:00 pm and Sunday from 11:00 to 6:00 pm.
Cost: Free
Location: Unit 12, Ravenswood Industrial Estate, Shernhall St, Walthamstow, E17 9HQ

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St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel – Grand Staircase

This stunning hotel has one of the most impressive staircases I’ve ever seen. Technically you should be a guest to enter so maybe ask for permission first. For nice pictures look for leading lines, shapes and patterns, or also consider adding someone into your photograph.

Best time for pics: Anytime
Cost: Night at the hotel or ask for permission
Location: Euston Rd, Kings Cross, NW1 2AR

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The Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College

Close to the Queens House is the Painted Gallery in the Old Royal Navy College. The ceiling has impressive paintings on the ceiling and the entire room is just stunning. In the main room keep an eye out for reflections to use in your photographs such as below.

Best time for pics: Open daily 10:00​ – 17:00
Cost: Adult £11, Student £7.50. Online booking discount of £1 applied.
Location: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, SE10 9NN

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The Churchill Arms

Probably the most decorated pub in London, this pub makes for an awesome photo (or drink). As it’s located close to Notting Hill Gate you could pop here before, or after, exploring the other areas.

Best time for pics: Day
Cost: Free
Location: 119 Kensington Church St, Kensington, W8 7LN

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St Paul’s Cathedral

Below is one of the classic St Paul’s Cathedral shots that you may often see on Instagram. The Cathedral is iconic Christopher Wren architecture at its best and has dominated the London skyline for over 300 years.

This shot is from One New Change. The reflections in the shiny mirror-like windows of the mall add to the Instagrammability of the shot. Another great place for photography at this location is to take the elevator (which is behind in the image below) to the top where you’ll find a nice roof terrace with a bar and you will get some high views. Try coming to this location at sunset for much better light.

Best time for pics: Anytime
Cost: Free
Location: 1 New Change, EC4M 9AF

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 We hope to see you soon and to book your course with us this summer visit our website www.ttischool.com or email us info@ttischool.com

Working as an Intern at Tti School of English

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Hello everybody. My name is Yohann, I am 20 years old and I come from Britanny in France. In my country, I study International Trade and I had to do an internship in a foreign country to validate my first year of study, so here I am.

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I spend most of my spare time doing sport, especially Thai boxing and going to the gym, it allows me to get rid of all my bad energy and to only keep the good. I also love technology and science so I keep some time for that.

The only thing that caused me trouble when I arrived in London was the road direction, it’s a hard habit to undo. One bicycle man insulted me because I didn’t look the right side so he almost hit me!

Before my internship, I was a 1-week student at Tti in order to warm-up my English, I had already done an English course in another school in Cambridge but it was not the same at all, I had the impression that I was a vending machine! When I arrived at Tti School, I instantly felt the difference, I was very well-received, the people were very friendly and the courses were very well done. I was reassured about my internship to come.

My internship here allows me both, to improve my English and to learn to work in an office. I mainly do administrative tasks like putting details in a database, correcting level tests, preparing some papers, checking students accommodation, but I also help the office team for others special tasks according to my skills, like video editing!

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My life in London on weekdays is waking up at 7 am, working from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, going to the gym, sleeping and repeat. During the weekends I try to do most of the countless things to do in London with my friends. I already saw a lot of beautiful places that I would recommend to you all, like Greenwich Park, London Eye, Leadenhall Market, Tower Bridge, Piccadilly Circus, St Paul’s Cathedral, Canary Wharf. I also went on the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, it was awesome!

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Thanks so much, Yohann for all your amazing support! To find out more about our school please visit www.ttischool.com