'Gandalf's Woods' - Scotney Castle

“Gandalf’s Woods” – Scotney Castle

It’s been a busy week for me, so please forgive me for posting this post late in the week. This week, Andre, my Swiss client and I decided to take our English classes to the ‘great outdoors‘ to break up the setting of our lessons. I introduced Andre to the treasures of the British countryside and some stately homes, including Winston Churchill’s former home, Chartwell House and Rudyard Kipling’s home, Batemans.

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Having classes outdoors is an excellent way for my clients to experience the English Language all around them. It’s also a valuable way of relating the language to the British culture.

During the visits, I videoed Andre and me in brief conversations. I’d like to share these videos here with you so you get an idea of what happens during my full immersion courses.

The first video is at Chartwell House where I ask Andre why on earth he’s wearing a T-shirt when it’s 10 degrees!!

The next video was taken at Scotney Castle where I had serious doubts about the man in the green sunglasses… Notice the temperature hasn’t improved.

And finally, our last video set in Polesden Lacey, a stunning home set in 1400 acres of gorgeous countryside.
Andre can’t decide if he wants to eat croquettes or play croquet!

I want to thank Andre for being a great sport and allowing his teacher to video him and put him on the spot. I think he did exceptionally well.

It has been fun and I look forward to another fun-filled week next week. I hope you enjoyed these videos and this post. If you did and you think your friends would too, please share this post with them. And don’t forget to subscribe to my FREE GUIDE and future posts (see below).

Ciao for now.