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 Issy Donald, English Teacher at Embassy Brighton, to learn more about her passion for teaching and why the UK is great for international students.
I’m Issy. I’m originally from Bournemouth, but I have lived in Brighton for the past four years since coming here for university in 2012. I have always had an interest in other cultures and countries alongside a passion for travelling which led me to training as an English teacher last year.
I started at Embassy Brighton last summer as an Activity Leader, taking students on activities and trips. Another role I had was to hold the weekly Conversation Club where students meet in an informal setting and practise their speaking and I was encouraged by my managers to do a qualification in English teaching, which I did last November, and so have returned this year as an English teacher.
This year I have many different roles! I teach English in the mornings as well as helping out in the academic office with administration. I also work in the school residence, so I often meet students when they arrive at the school and am involved in the pastoral side of things. I enjoy having lots of roles, as it makes every day different and I get to meet lots of different people.
One of the best parts of this job is seeing students become more confident in their speaking and general English ability over their time at Embassy.
I enjoy taking my students outside and making the most of our outside spaces at the school to add a more active element to learning and give students the opportunity to learn out of the traditional classroom environment. I am constantly learning about different countries and cultures due to wide variety of nationalities we have at the school.
I really love the open spaces we have in the building and the light and airy classrooms as it makes a pleasant environment for teaching and learning. Also, we have students from many different countries so there is a lot of opportunity to meet different people and learn about other cultures, as well as practising English with them.
We are situated very near to the center of town, so we are in a brilliant location for going to the beach or the shops, or experiencing the many different events on offer in our city.
We have lots of spaces around the building but the views of Brighton from the fourth floor are amazing. I sometimes go there to do my lesson planning or have a cup of tea in the afternoons.
All the staff here are very friendly and many of them, including myself, have moved to Brighton from another place so they know what it’s like to live in a new city. Please don’t be afraid to ask any of the staff for help, they are more than happy to help!
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