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Reisverslag First week of my internship
4 september 2016
First week of my internship
Monday 29 August was a bank holiday, so the school was closed then. So my first day at EC was on Tuesday. My bus was late, so I was afraid I was going to be late on my first day, but thankfully I still got there on time. It really bothers me that they don't show or call out the next stop in the buses. How are you supposed to know where to get off the first time you're going somewhere? I had to guess and got off 1 stop too early. Oh well, I made it to EC. Every Monday, new students arrive at the school. (This time it was on Tuesday, since the school was closed on Monday.) I joined the students at the presentation that the centre director gives each Monday to inform them about the school. Since there are always some students that speak the same language, the most important rule of the school is: Speak english. You have to practice to improve your English.
After the presentation, I was supposed to work on my computer behind the reception, but I couldn't log in. So the IT department was asked to fix the issue. Unfortunately, it took a long time to fix it, so I couldn't do much work on my own the first day. I could, however, watch the two others who work at the reception do their work. They explained what they were doing and what I would have to do later. Then, it was time for Coffee & Chat: an activity where a few students who have been at EC for a while join the new students to answer their questions and play a game to practice their English. It was a boardgame with questions on it, like: what do you like to do for fun? What did you do last weekend? I joined the game and had to take pictures for on Facebook.
The next days consisted of learning a lot of new things, like how to make welcome packages, how to keep track of the student attendance, how to make the class lists, etc. There is an operating manual which states what needs to be done on a daily basis, but it's a little outdated, so I will try to update it as I go. I still have to ask a lot of questions, which I find hard, because I feel like I'm interfering. But the others are so nice and patiently explain everything to me.
Every Friday, the students who are leaving get their certificate. I had to print the certificates and take pictures of the students receiving them. It was nice to see that these students, who had come here all alone from a foreign country, now became good friends and sad to see each other go.
All in all, my first week was a lot to take in, but my first impression of EC and the people who work there is excellent and I'm excited to be a part of the EC team for the next months.
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4 september 2016 20:26 | Door: Yolanda van Gemert
Veel indrukken zo,n eerste week. Leuk dat je de stad leert kennen.
Het Engels praten zal je steeds makkelijker afgaan. Veel plezier en tot een volgend verslag.
Groeten Yolanda en Theo
6 september 2016 10:54 | Door: Henny
Leuk je een beetje te kunnen volgen! Fijn dat je zo positief bent.
Groeten, ook van Robert