Let's hear from the staff - Daniel
Hi, my name is Daniel Hoyos Flight. I'm a dedicated English teacher and Managing Director of The English School, in Alicante, Spain. After almost 10 years of teaching experience in schools and summer camps in Spain and U.K., I'm delighted to have the opportunity of teaching at the summer camp 2020 at Glenalmond College Language School.
Last year I taught at the BLISS summer camp and found it to be a fantastic experience. Providing students with a great programme of learning and leisure activities gave me the great satisfaction of seeing how the students benefitted from having full-immersion in English and how they became so much more motivated to communicate in English in this fun environment.
As I am half Spanish and half Scottish.I have a cultural mix of which I am proud of and I enjoy introducing cultural customs and traditions as part of the learning process. I grew up between Spain and Scotland, and in fact have family roots in the beautiful city of Perth.
I graduated as an English teacher at the University in Madrid and gained the TESOL certificate in Barcelona. Apart from teaching, I have also worked as an Analyst in Business Consultancy. I have travelled around New Zealand, Brazil, Thailand and Europe and have acquired life experiences that complement my teaching skills. However, one of the trips that really impressed me was this year, when I visited the Highlands of Scotland and the capital city of Edinburgh! The spectacular scenery of the north and the history entailed in Edinburgh Castle, and the city itself (known as Athens of the north) is absolutely amazing. I was thrilled to see that one of the excursions at the summer camp is to St.Andrews, which is one of my favourite places. Apart, from having a world famous university, and the Royal Ancient Golf Club, the Himalaya putting Green and the West Sands beach are awesome.
I am currently involved in teaching and preparing children, teenagers and adults for Cambridge University English Exams. I really enjoy teaching as it allows me to combine my different skills and it is always challenging. Throughout my work teaching I have always believed in connecting with students in motivation, setting goals and combining work and fun.
Today, Universities and future employers are demanding a higher level of English, and encouraging students to be motivated and challenged is essential for their future success. This summer will provide the perfect ingredients to learn lots and have fun in the wonderful surroundings of the Scottish countryside. I look forward to meeting you all!
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