I'm Trish, an Australian teacher at Omeida English College. I have a degree in Communications from the University of Canberra, and after finishing my studies I began travelling the world, which had always been a dream of mine. I have had many exciting and interesting jobs along the way, including being a croupier in a casino, worked on yachts, and I have also been a tour leader for a travel company. Travel is obviously a big passion of mine, but I also enjoy reading (especially literature and history), movies, gardening, and of course exploring the beautiful scenery of Yangshuo.
I finally found my way to China and fell in love with the country immediately. I settled in Kunming for two and a half years, and began my teaching career there. I moved to Yangshuo in July 2010 to join Omeida. Teaching is definitely one of the most enjoyable and rewarding jobs I have had, and working at Omeida especially has been great fun. I really appreciate the help and support from all the staff, and the great working atmosphere of the school. I also have great respect for my students who are working so hard to achieve their goal of learning English. Learning English can be a very tough job, but I find the dedication and perseverance of my students to be very inspiring, and that in turn inspires me to find interesting and creative ways to present my classes.
I have also been struggling with language learning myself – I have been studying Chinese – and so I understand the difficulties students face when coming to grips with a new, and completely different, language. Omeida’s policy of “English Only” is a great way for students to improve their English quickly, and to build confidence in communicating. The foreign teachers at Omeida come from many different countries, which I think is a tremendous help for students in that they can be exposed to different accents and pronunciations, and so equips them with the ability to communicate with English speakers from all over the world. With dedication and persistence I am sure you can realise your dream of learning English.
在Trish看来，欧美达English Only 的黄金政策,对促进学员学习英语是非常有帮助的。来自世界各地的外教，不同的口音和发音，可以帮助学员适应不同国籍的老外，了解不同的西方文化，对英语学习有着极大的促进作用。