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My Omeida Experience

My time at Omeida

                   By Florence Allwood

I have had a wonderful time at Omeida this summer. I have learned a lot and grown as a teacher. Being given the opportunity to gain firsthand experience at teaching a class of Chinese children how to speak English give me no place to hide and enabled me to develop my skills much more rapidly than any course could have. I am very grateful for the support given to me by my fellow teachers, my teaching assistants and the staff in the school.

 Some of my favorite moments from my time here are:

 --The social nights, especially the BBQs

 --Seeing my 2D class grow in confidence and start to speak more clearly

 --Having free time at the weekends to explore china

 --Spending time at the summer camp, doing fun activities and trips

 It has been a privilege to be here for such a long time and watch my students grow and improve as I taught them. There have been some challenges and I have not always found it easy to overcome language or cultural barriers, but it is undeniable that I have improved both personally and professionally over my time here.

 Thank you to everyone who has helped make my trip so special and memorable.