This is the second post from guest writer Judith Morris, Proprietor of York Tutors. York Tutors provide top quality language courses to students for whom English is a second language. Their groups range in size from 10 to 110 and stay in homes in and around York.
From The Pen of Judith:
Despite having travelled extensively, York, at least to me, is still one of the most beautiful places in the world. We have everything here – a long, deep history which explains our plethora of amazing museums, fabulous and quirky shops, gorgeous walks and green areas plus some of the most warm and welcoming people you can imagine.
I run York Tutors which specialises in teaching English to International students, predominantly from Europe so Spanish, Italian, French, German, Austrian and all the reasons above is what helps me ‘sell’ our City as a top location to come and study in.
They all live with local host families, who do an amazing job of welcoming them and looking after them and acclimatising them to the very different food and way we live. Language nowadays is not the same problem as it used to be when I first started nearly 35 years ago as most Europeans start learning English at a very young age, and indeed in Spain they start as young as 3 and can be quite proficient early on but there is still a huge difference in classroom learning to practical use of language which is where we come into the picture.
On all our programmes, which consist of teaching every morning and visits/activities every afternoon, we have York Minster which is simply stunning and a must see, and then we have The Castle Museum, National Railway Museum and of course visits to places like Whitby, Scarborough, Brimham Rocks, Skipton Castle, Fountains Abbey – we have such a wealth of interesting, fun and exciting places in and around our City. We have even incorporated a ‘Selfie Challenge’ into our programmes so send the students out and about to take group photos of various things and people – so if you get stopped by a small group of teenagers, please be kind and pose with them as you could be the ‘gorgeous woman pulling a funny face’ or the ‘bald man holding a pen’.
I consider myself to be extremely lucky in my work, I love it. The joy of teaching is unsurpassed and working with such lovely students who are so grateful to be here, who love our City almost as much as I do is fantastic and I am still in touch with some of them and indeed they have, in turn, send their own children here.
The Corona virus epidemic has, of course, stopped the students travelling and life is so quiet at the moment but I know everything will be back to normal soon and York will be once again be full of the chatter of many tongues all loving their stay here in our glorious City.
Thank you to Judith for a fabulous insight into the wonderful world of York Tutors. For more information or to make an enquiry please click here: York Tutors