Visit to the Tower of London

HI everyone,

Today I’ve decided to share something from my private blog because what we did is a good idea for language learners too.

In this article, I talk about what we did when I met up with one of my students. I only provide training online, but when one of my students who had been with me for a number of years decided to come to London, we arranged to meet up and go to the Tower of London.

There would have been information available in German, but we used an English audio guide that told us information as we walked around the buildings.

Whether or not you’re in England, information in English is available at many tourist attractions, so when you’re out and about, why not try to learn about the place in English,rather than your native language?

Or, if you’re learning another language, see if you can find information in that language. I did a boat trip in the Netherlands with information in German, rather than English. It’s a great way to do some language practice while you’re on holiday!

Unseen beauty

One of the interesting and exciting parts of my job is that I work with people in different parts of the world. Most of my customers live in Germany. I meet with them online and help them to improve their English. The customer who has been with me the longest started when I opened English with Kirsty in 2012, but I’ve never met her, because none of my training is face-to-face.

There are many reasons why I love online training – it opens up the pool of customers to people who aren’t in your local area, and also you don’t spend hours trudging around from place to place. After 10 years of commuting to my job in London, I’m done with that!

Anyway, that said, if I hear that one of my students is coming to London, I take the chance to meet up with them.

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4 Comments on “Visit to the Tower of London”

  1. I want to go there now! I had no idea at all about it being a zoo at one point…those were very different times! I’m not a Londoner and haven’t done a lot of sightseeing in the capital but seeing the changing of the guard at Buckingham palace and the horse guards parade are still vivid memories from a couple of decades ago. Going to poet’s corner in Westminster Abbey is on my bucket list.

  2. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your London memories. London is where I was born, and although I’ve spent a lot of time there, there’s still so much that I haven’t discovered!

  3. I loved visiting the Tower of London! My favorite part was seeing the Crown Jewels

  4. Yes they’re amazing! The first time I went I was a small child and someone put a tiny child’s crown on my head – not an original of course, but I felt special!!

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