Want to know what really goes on in our English Schools? We look at some of the crazy, amazing and beautiful photos our English schools post from around the world and dig a little deeper to find out the story behind them. Here’s one from our San Diego English school. Let’s zoom in and take a closer look at what’s going on in this photo?
Christopher Wylie, one of the teachers in San Diego Teacher and me, Crystal Martinez. I’m the Los Angeles Student Services Representative and the National Student Services Associate. I was visiting the San Diego team to work on ideas to provide students with even better services. For example, ‘what fun activities can we offer the students?’ ‘How can we make a student’s first day really awesome?’
Chris and I are “channelling” famous Star Wars film characters, Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Yoda is on the back of Chris guiding him as his master. The annual comic book Comic-Con event was taking place in downtown San Diego. Every year, thousands of avid comic book fans and celebrities take over the city wearing famous superhero costumes such as Batman, Spiderman and Thor. Chris, being a true Star Wars fan, wore his Luke Skywalker outfit to school and used it as main topic in our Conversation Club. After class, took a large group of students to walk around the Gaslamp district to visit the various Comic-Con booths and marvel at the various comic book-inspired costumes.
We’re in the Student Services reception area/main hallway of the San Diego Embassy English School.
Before the photo was taken, we were all discussing what type of food to get for lunch nearby. ‘Are you craving Thai, Mexican or American food?’ After the photo was taken, we were all laughing and speaking to students about their weekend plans, saying ‘goodbye’ to our graduating students and taking a lot of pictures.
To the right you would see Student Services Representative Andrea Virga smiling and laughing hysterically! To the left you would find students, teacher and staff walking by, laughing and shouting out various Star Wars phrases such as, ‘May the force be with you.’ ‘Is it light savor or light saber?’
Hilarious, exciting and friendly.
Adventurous, sunny and awesome!
Yoda (The Empire Strikes Back): “Do. Or do not. There is no try.”
Darth Vader (A New Hope): “The force is strong with this one.”
“channelling” (US spelling is “channeling” – only one “l”)
Meaning: To invoke the style or characteristics of another person
Example: “Her style is totally channeling Taylor Swift.”
“Shop till you drop!”
Meaning: Shopping until you cannot physically do it anymore
Example: There are so many stores at the mall; you can shop till you drop.
“hole in the wall”
Meaning: A small bar or restaurant that is not fancy or expensive.
Example: “The restaurant is a hole in the wall, but the burgers there are so good.”
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