Something you might not know about teaching English is that it requires flexibility, stamina and excellent core strength.
It might seem that anyone can sit on comfortable chairs day after day, smile wisely and patiently explain the details of the present perfect with a sparkle in the eye. Alas no. Behind the scenes, there is a punishing training schedule worthy of the Foreign Legion.
The properly trained English teacher can leap on a missed particle in a second, correct a mispronounced diphthong without seeming to leave her seat and, in the blink of an eye, catch a falling flip chart as it slides dangerously towards an unsuspecting student’s head.
The improperly trained English teacher is likely to hide quaking behind said flip chart unable to answer a simple question about diachronic and synchronic language patterns. I mean honestly !
The team at ELC is devoted to the Juvenal philosophy of mens sana in corpore sano and wisely participates in a plethora of sports in order to centre on our chakras and be the best we can possibly be for our students.
It was precisely with this spiritual power in mind, that Katie and I entered the Muddy Angel race in Peyrolles this weekend and bathed in mud and bubbles in order to truly be.
And I think you will find that we are all the better for it.