Wednesday, 20 January 2010
I've been a bit quiet on the blogging front lately - a whole month without a post. Tut, tut! In fact, one of my old school friends (old as in former, not elderly, obviously!) asked me if she had accidentally been de-registered from my blog updates. No, after 2 weeks in Austria over Christmas and the New Year, I'm now busy Celtering - as in doing the CELTA course in Baden. It's both fascinating and very challenging, as we have to teach real, live language students. Every Friday sees me catching the 6.37 a.m. train from my village clutching my TP (Teaching Practice) materials for dear life. The first time I did my TP I was so nervous, I was literally quaking in my boots! A couple of weeks on and it is still extremely nerve-racking, but somehow good to force myself out of my comfort zone after 9 years of Domestic Engineering. Thank goodness for our fabulous tutors, who are knowledgeable and experienced, motivational and just, well, really nice! The course lasts until April, so normal blog-service should return around then. TTFN!