This week we are getting to know Dave one of our teachers from Lexis Sunshine Coast. Dave has been working for Lexis since July 2016 and we have loved every minute of it!!
HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?
Three (this one, as well as Polish and Italian). And I’m learning both Spanish and Catalan.
I ALWAYS WANTED TO BE……. able to not want anything. To be happy with what I have, where I am and the people in my life in every moment.
WHEN YOU ARE ON THE SUNSHINE COAST, DON’T MISS OUT ON…
Going all the way out to the edge of the rocks at Pt Cartwright to see the waves crashing against them (especially when there’s a huge storm). That is nature at its most powerful and beautiful.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING TO DO?
Lying on the beach down the road (Warana) with the book I’m reading, listening to Tropical House music and throwing the ball for my dog Chunky over and over and over and over.
HAVE YOU EVER LIVED IN ANOTHER COUNTRY?
Yes – Italy, Israel, America and Canada.
WHAT IS YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
Right here on the Sunny Coast; this place is paradise.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?
Every day I get to help doctors, nurses and other medical professionals chase their dreams of practising their profession in Australia (or just improve their medical English). I also get to teach and lead discussions (and learn from my students too) about the most complicated and interesting thing on earth – the human body.
WHY DID YOU BECOME A TEACHER?
In the first place, to get a job and survive (in Italy). I didn’t like it at first, but now I love it. I’d be happy teaching English for the rest of my life.
WHAT IS YOUR ENGLISH LEARNING TIP?
Don’t translate anything into your own language. Instead of using Google Translate for a new word, search for it using Google Images. Don’t look up the translation for new vocabulary; look up what the word looks like, feels like, what its opposite is or what’s it’s similar to, or ask your teacher to describe it to you in English words you already know. It’s how we learn our native tongue when we’re kids and it’s why it becomes our strongest language.