I have been teaching English for over 8 years, and everyday has been different, new challenges, new faces, new experiences. I have learnt and continue to learn about world cultures, languages, and people, and the English language itself, which is changing all the time. Teaching a language is never just about the language, though, but about the people who are learning the language, as we all learn in different ways. Living in London is like living in the centre of the world, people say there is at least one person from every country in the world living here, thousands of languages spoken, and a huge mix of cultures. I love the fact that I can be walking down what I think is a familiar street, then look up and notice a building, a sign, a view, a street, something I have never noticed before. Working at EC gives me the opportunity to work with some amazing people, the staff and teachers here love what they do, and as a result there is always a positive atmosphere. People are willing to help, to listen, and most of all, to make good quality cups of tea... What makes me tick? Difficult question. So many things, but if I had to choose one, I would have to say the most important thing for me is spending time with my fiancée. After that, I like music, playing football, watching football, cooking, photography, writing, playing guitar, films, walking, travel, Huddersfield Town Football Club and studying Japanese.