This is a photo with me and my male students on the last day of our IELTS preparation course. IELTS stands for “International English Language Testing System” and is used internationally to check students’ English levels for the sake of education and employment. If you are interested, you can check up on it at www.ielts.org I must say that this had to be one of the most enjoyable classes I have ever taught here in Oman. The students were fascinating, motivated to learn and brilliant. Our classes were in the evenings from 5:30 to 8:30pm as most of the students work in various fields during the day. The older gentleman in the back left corner of the photo, Nasser, drove more than an hour back and forth each day all the way from the village of Izki!!! Me and my student, Mohammed Sulaiman, who was a barrel of laughs!
To any teachers out there that are offered a chance to teach an IELTS preparation course, I’d recommend for you to jump at the chance as it was an extremely rewarding experience for me. (Although there was a LOT of preparation and marking involved…)