New Year, good intentions

So, it’s January 1st 2015 (!), my headache has long been banished thanks to some excellent grub from my mother and I’m feeling all fired up about my forthcoming adventure, now it’s officially The Year She Moves To Berlin (as the Friends episode would have been called…)

So, with this renewed excitement and motivation to actually pass the CELTA course in 2015, I have just sat down and blasted through the first two lessons of my pre-course revision pack by Jeff Mohamed (see my post before the last post!)

I have learnt about grammaticality; I have appreciated both sides of the debate about ‘What is correct?’ in a sense of learning English, and I have come over all nostalgic for my Durham days as I re-read the prescriptivist/descriptivist debate about language learning.

Something tells me I am going to enjoy this ELT malarkey… Bring it on, 2015!

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About BerLingo

My name is Rachel, I am 25 and I love Germany. I studied German, Spanish and Italian at Durham University for four years, one of which I spent living in Europe, and then worked at Routledge academic publishing house for almost 3 years. Towards the end of 2014, I decided it was time to finally fulfil a long-held ambition to live in Berlin, and so in April 2015 I completed the CELTA qualification (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, adminstered by Cambridge University) here in the German capital. Now qualified, my blog berlingo18.wordpress.com charts my experiences as a new English teacher in my favourite city... (More information about my plans can be found in my first ever blog post.)
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One Response to New Year, good intentions

  1. Pingback: 15 things I have learnt from Jeff Mohamed’s ‘Grammar Development Course’ | BerLingo

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