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Embassy English 19 April 2016 - by Carleen Peters, English Teacher, Embassy English London

Embassy Teachers: Meet Carleen Peters from Embassy London


Students choose to study at Embassy English because they want to improve their English language skills with the most qualified teachers. Our diverse teaching staff is dedicated to helping students achieve their goals with fun and engaging interactive classes that help students learn English quickly and easily. We promise to give our students guaranteed outcomes, invaluable skills and amazing experiences that last a lifetime. Recently we caught up with Carleen Peters, one of our English teachers at Embassy London, to learn more about her passion for teaching and why the UK is great for international students. 

Embassy Central London Students

My Life as an Embassy Teacher

My name is Carleen and I’m from London. I’ve been here my whole life and I can’t see myself living anywhere else – I even studied at a London based university! I worked in marketing at a book publishing house for a long time before I became a language teacher, so I’ve always been in love with words and language. I’ve been working at Embassy Central London since August 2015.

Embassy Central London Students in Class

Teaching runs in my blood! My mum is a deputy head at a primary school and lots of my friends are teachers. The things I love most about teaching English are: meeting new people, experiencing new cultures and the feeling that I am helping people to achieve their goals.

For me learning a language is about communication so I think the most important thing is to give students plenty of speaking practice. I try to give every student an opportunity to talk freely in every lesson and I give homework tasks which encourage students to make the most of their time in the UK by speaking to native speakers. I also think it is very important to experience the language as it is spoken by real people so I try to give plenty of examples of the language as I would use it in my daily life!

Embassy Central London Homework

Something which constantly surprises and delights me is the way in which languages are similar and different. When an Arabic speaking student suddenly realises that a word in Spanish is the same as a word in Arabic for example, or when a word in one language has the opposite meaning in another.

Carleen group photo Embassy Central London

My colleagues at Embassy are fantastic! The brightest and most fun teachers I have come across in my teaching career so far! You should come and meet them for yourself…

shopping oxford street Embassy Central London

I love London and from the centre you have easy access to pretty much everything London has to offer. These are my Top Three London Activities:

  1. The Prince Charles Cinema: A must visit for anyone who loves cheesy, classic or cult films! The PCC always puts on fun events – like musical screenings where you can sing-a-long or themed screenings where you go in fancy dress. At Christmas they even give you a mince pie and mulled wine when you visit! It’s also really cheap. (I also love the Ritzy in Brixton for independent movies in a fun environment.
  2. Beigel Bake: If you have been studying long and hard into the small hours and find yourself out and about in Central London after dark Beigel is a great place to pick up a fresh handmade American style bagel in Brick Lane. (Or if you prefer English high tea try the Secret Tea Room in Soho for a very affordable high tea in an authentic vintage environment.)
  3. Day festivals: If you are here for the summer and like music festivals Lovebox is inexpensive and a lot of fun. You don’t even have to camp! (Or if you want to enjoy a festival for free Crystal Palace Park in South London often has theatre and music events throughout the summer).

Beigel bake london Embassy Central London

I spend most of my time in the classroom or in the staff room planning! But the communal area here at Embassy Central London is always buzzing with conversation, good music (sometimes bad music) and passionate games of UNO!

Embassy Central London

I hope you have found my post interesting! I look forward to seeing you at Embassy Central London soon.

To learn more about studying English in exciting London, contact us today! 

 

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