After a cold, dark 5am bus journey to work on the 23rd October, a long awaited ‘working’ holiday to the beautiful, sunny and fertile plains of Tuscany and the mountains beyond seemed like a dream come true. And it was. There were several intentions for the work trip to Italy; to familiarise myself and my colleagues with Italian culture, to visit previous schools, students and teachers who have visited the college in the past, to gain a deeper insight into the ethos behind St Joseph’s Foundation and how it works as a charity and business, and of course most importantly, if not entirely purposefully – to eat and drink our way around the bustling cafes and large variety of restaurants Italy has to offer. So, it all started with an early morning flight from London Stanstead to Pisa, this was the first stop on our tour. The first morning Leo and I hired a car from the airport which he would tirelessly go onto drive many hundreds of kilometres over the next week. From here we drove into the beautiful hilly countryside surrounding Florence to our base camp for the week – Villa Morghen (my new favourite place). On top…
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Studying English in a country where the main language is English offers the students an opportunity to improve their speaking during and after the lessons and gives them a “full immersion” experience of life in England.
Being in London offers “real time” language acquisition and allows them to meet and directly deal with traditions and cultures different from theirs using cognitive flexibility, encouraging the development of language skills, and being aware of a common Western civilization.
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On November 17th students from De Bohum Primary School spent one day at St. Joseph Foundation UK in London. Together with Italian students from Scuola Primaria Istituto San Giuseppe (Florence) and Istituto Aliotti (Arezzo) had Drama Class, Art Class and lunch together and a lot of time to play and talk together. (more…)
From 18th July to 1st September Elisa (16 years old – Italian) spent two weeks at St. Joseph Foundation UK attending an English Course in the morning and working as volunteer in a charity shop in the afternoon – Cancer Research UK. Elisa wrote us a letter about this experience. Thanks Elisa and we hope to welcome you again next Summer! (more…)