Becky Lindley

July 2012

Teaching at Cosmopolitan has undoubtedly been one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life. Yes, it has been challenging at times, but also incredibly rewarding – the eagerness of the students to learn English, along with the warmth and enthusiasm of fellow teachers and leaders has made the whole experience completely worthwhile. Camp life has been utterly absorbing and the two weeks I’ve spent here have passed in a whirlwind, yet I’ve also managed to meet some great people with whom I really hope I remain friends. The opportunity to learn to use Russian in a classroom environment has improved my language ability exponentially – where else would I have learnt to say ‘glue’, ‘chipmunk’ and ‘pine cone’?! But above all, I am astounded at the boundless energy and talent of the wonderful children with whom I’ve had the privilege to work. Thank you all so much!