German, French, Spanish, Arabic, Italian and Russian at the East Melbourne Language Centre

What happens when language teachers from different backgrounds come together in Melbourne for a training course. First, there was a great session about phonetics in German by Maria. She is not only a German teacher for our language classes she also teaches at Monash Uni and she trains for the Frisbee world championships to compete for Australia. WOW. Watch this space!!

Afterwards we had some food and some drinks to celebrate Marlies’ 20 years of teaching German at the East Melbourne Language Centre. So many years of pure dedication, so much expertise, so much laughter! We love you…Cheers to the next 20 years!!?? Thanks so much! It has been a delight to share teaching with you at the East Melbourne Language Centre.

We also had to say good-bye to our French teacher Leo who has to go back to France after 3 years here. C’est très dommage. We will miss  you a lot in all our French classes!! We wish you all the best for your further studies at the Sorbonne in Paris and might pop in soon for a visit one day. Yes, Alvaro, we can see you love the towel, so you will get one, too, in case you go back to Spain one day.

After lots of chatting and exchanging teaching methods and ideas for making classes even more fun and effective, we had a spontaneous exchange between Kinda, the Arabic teacher, and Alvaro, our Spanish teacher with some Italian input from Valéria about the influence of Arabic into the Spanish  language.

Then we were talking about the wonderful influence of the Arabs into the architectural world in Spain. La Alhambra in Granada, La Mestiza in Cordoba. Worth a visit. Check out our Spanish classes to prepare.