Settling into my Nepali Homestay

My New Home

I moved into my home stay on Sunday. It is a beautiful 5 storey house in a lovely part of Kathmandu. I don’t think many Nepali’s live in houses like this. My neighbour apparently has a pool in the garden. From the roof you can enjoy stunning views of Kathmandu and the Monkey Temple. My bedroom is a good size with en suite (the orange tiles wouldn’t look out of … Continue reading

TEFL Graduation Day and Dinner

Receiving TEFL Certificate

I graduated on Saturday, so I can officially Teach English as a Foreign Language :o) Poor children :-s Graduation dinner at a local restaurant.  Yummy delights such as buffalo, goats inners, chicken throat flaps, egg pizza. I skipped the gin and a dash of tonic. My head thanked me in the morning.  

Last Day of the TEFL Course

Last Day of TEFL

Wooo hooooo!!!! 85% on Grammar, 79% Phonology.  Yesterday was my last day of the TEFL course.  It was manic: I was up late the night before and awake at 5:45am studying for my exams, a Song and Chants class in the morning and then the test in the afternoon. What a full on course, I need a holiday now :oS The Song and Chants lesson was really fun, Emily and … Continue reading

Teaching Year 4

The TEFL course has been full on over the last week. If I haven’t had class, I have been doing assignments or preparing lesson plans. I am sooooo exhausted :o( I thought at least I’d have weekends off. I had my second teaching practice today. I really enjoyed my class today; they were year 4, so about 9 years old. They were sooo adorable. My lesson was about the weather; … Continue reading

TEFL Day 3: 1st Day at School

Preparing Lesson

Preparing Lesson I did not sleep very well last night; there was a terrible thunderstorm around midnight, a chorus of drunks and to top it off, I was feeling a bit apprehensive about today as it was to be my first day in the classroom.  Since I had to go to school I had to wear smart clothes – hmmm there is limited choice amongst my trekking gear.  Luckily, I … Continue reading