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My first week in Paradise

Rachael Middleton on the TEFL programme in Costa Rica

By: Rachael Middleton | Posted on: 26 Feb 2017


“I’m now nearing the end of my first week in Paradise. Time seems to be flying by here. Thus far it has been an amazing experience. Waking up as the sun comes up and the hustle and bustle of activity in the beautiful Santa Teresa stirs me from my blissful nights sleep, is something that I look forward to every day. It is a truly beautiful location with beautiful people who share as much passion to learn English as I do to teach it. Yesterday I had my first teaching class at only three days in. The thought of teaching a one to one class on my third day at first made me a little apprehensive but soon I found those feelings to be unfounded. Who can’t feel relaxed in such an amazing atmosphere. I can surely say that I thoroughly enjoyed my first class and am looking forward to more and more classes. On a side note I’ve set myself the task of learning how to surf which gives me a reason to leap out of bed at 6 am. Whilst it doesn’t come naturally to me, I am determined to master the skill before I leave with the help of the resident surf instructors.

The TEFL classes are perfectly structured and relaxed and Kerri makes you feel perfectly at home whilst learning a relatively new concept. The lodge at Proyecto is so welcoming and full of so many interesting people, of whom I really hope to remain friends with in the future. That’s all for now as I’m off to cook dinner and mull over lesson plans.”

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Rachael Middleton

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Posted on: 26 Feb 2017