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I grew up in South West Scotland, before going to Edinburgh
University to study for an MA in English Language. After
graduating, I spent a couple of years working in the book trade
before taking the plunge into EFL teaching - and haven't looked
My first teaching post was
in Poland, in a city called Toruń. I remember how terrifying
those first lessons were, so I find it really easy to identify with
new teachers. I spent 3 years in Poland 'learning the trade',
becoming a senior teacher and training new recruits. Since then,
I've spent time teaching in different roles and locations;
including as a Director of Studies, managing a summer school and
now specialising in Business and 1-to-1 classes.
Polish bigos and sushi (not at the same time!)
Hill-walking, travelling, reading and pub quizzes.
Favourite holiday destination
Nepal for the walking, the views and the people.
TEFL Org UK interviewed Rachael about what it's like to teach
English abroad: Read the interview
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