Within the framework of the Erasmus + Mobility Program, I participated in a two-week language training program in the UK, Oxford.
The host institution is The Lake School of English Oxford, which has a long tradition in English language courses.
It was hosted in Homestay to improve English language skills. My host Elaine Nicol is a kind of retired teacher who we met with a tea and showed me my room. The accommodation was a typical small garden house. The day ended up with a Spanish teacher and two Lebanese teachers who were married and accompanied a group of students to the language school. We also met them.
Education took place in the same group during the two weeks. There were 12 people in our group who came from all over the world. In addition to my Hungarian one, I was from Germany, France, Belgium, Libya, Lithuania, Poland and the Czech Republic.
Most of the team was made up of teachers. We had two teachers in the morning and one afternoon, Claudia and Janet. After learning, we started learning.
The hours went very still in a good mood, the teachers paid special attention to the positive reinforcement, the team or pair work. Members of the groups are regularly changed, so we worked together continuously with other people.
The grammatical features began with an explanation, and then we practiced them with various interesting, playful tasks. It made me less difficult to explain the explanations in English, but the teachers were very helpful and helped each other. Based on the examples, we have always been able to understand the essence. However, for me, it has become clear to me that that the grammatical part of the English language is the greatest difficulty for me. The afternoon classes were typically developed with speech skills and practice. Particularly sympathetic to me was that during the course of the education we also addressed the rhythm and emphasis of proper speech, which we also practiced with different rhymes. It seemed strange at first, but it is undoubtedly an effective method.
It was also interesting, but it was useful to use slangs as they are used in everyday life, but during my language learning, I have not met such training before.
Of course, recreational activities have also given the opportunity to get to know the local culture. Oxford University is a city where people come from all over the world to study and language courses. Based on my experience, national diversity is very characteristic of the country, and it was very good for me to know how peacefully and happily they live with different cultures and religions. I walked a lot in Oxford, but I also attended the Drum Oxford Uranium organized by the school. It is an interesting experience for me to understand the bulk of the guided tour without problems.