Welcome to EC Oxford, Howard!

A couple of weeks ago, EC Oxford welcomed Howard to our team of teachers. As usual, we wanted to learn a bit more about him. These are the questions we asked him! Q: What did you do before you came to EC Oxford? Before I came to Oxford I was the teacher in charge of German at a large independent secondary school in Abingdon. I was in charge in of supporting students for their national GCSE and A-level exams and organising trips and exchanges to Germany. Q: What is your role here in EC Oxford? I am a teacher of English at EC Q: What have you enjoyed about working at EC Oxford so far? It can be quite daunting starting a new job as you never know what you’re in for! Will the other teachers be nice? Will students be motivated and hard-working? What are the expectations to be met? What’s the general ‘vibe’ going to be like? I’m really happy to say that the teaching team have been really warm, welcoming and supportive in getting me best set up to teach and assist my students. Classes and relationships are what I believe to be the most important factor and the heartbeat of what we do as teachers. So far so good! My classes have also been welcoming, attentive, eager to participate and as teams, we’re making progress in our English-learning development. Humour is also a key factor and there’s been a lot of that in the last 2 weeks! It has also been a real privilege to work with students from different cultures with which I’ve had little contact, interaction or have knowledge about. It’s been fascinating discussing the different cultures, backgrounds and religions with students and see how our world is so rich in variety and diversity. … Read more