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. At Embassy Sydney, we are blessed with some fabulous, loyal teachers. Three of them have been here for 20+ years. In total, they have 67 years’ teaching experience at Embassy English. Some of them have been working here for longer than some of our students have been alive. Obviously, they love working here and they are truly great.
This week, we caught up with Bob Newman as part of our three part Embassy Teachers Sydney series.
I began working at the Embassy Sydney campus in 1992, following 4 years of teaching in various overseas countries in cities including London, Barcelona, Cairo and Istanbul.
At Embassy, I’ve worked in a variety of teaching roles including General English teacher (teaching all levels from Beginner to Advanced), Academic English teacher and also a period as Head Teacher. I am currently teaching a Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) exam preparation course.
This college has changed and expanded considerably in the time I have been here and now also occupies the floor above the original campus. Perhaps the biggest change has been the introduction of the Interactive White Board which has truly revolutionised the teaching experience for both teachers and students.
I gain great satisfaction from teaching a course (CAE) which has an external exam at its completion and I remain proud of the number of candidates who are awarded this valuable qualification following the Embassy course.
It is a wonderful thing to watch students who have come from General English grow and develop within the Cambridge class.
There have been numerous students who have risen above the challenges of the course to gain skills and knowledge through their dedication and hard work. It is this change in how students see their language learning capabilities that inspires a teacher, and hopefully leads those students to fully appreciate their achievements.
The Cambridge qualification itself has opened doors professionally for many of my students who gained employment in companies and organisations in which English is essential.
One student was employed by an international department store chain as a fashion buyer, another is working for the UN following their success in the Cambridge exam.
A particular highlight of my time with Embassy was being awarded the National Teacher of the Year in 2006.
I am one of a number of Embassy teachers who have worked at this campus for well over 20 years and I feel that our depth of experience and understanding of students’ needs and requirements really enhances their experience of doing a course at the Sydney campus.
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