Andrew Walkley and I worked at the same language school in Valancia when Andrew was living here with his family a few years ago. But he left Valencia and we lost touch with each other, as people do, so I was really pleased to meet up with him at a teaching conference in the Uk this year.
We had lunch together during the conference and he told me about an exciting new project he’s started in London so I wanted to bring him on the podcast to speak about it.
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Where’s Andrew originally from?Correct
In which year did Andrew’s wife and children leave Valencia and go back to live in the UK?Correct
What does Andrew say is one of the first questions people ask you when you go to a foreign country?Correct
Andrew opened the London Language LabCorrect
What percentage of royalties does Andrew say that course book writers received in the past?Correct
What does the short, two-week course at the school mainly focus on?Correct
What’s the slogan of London Language Lab?Correct
If you want to stay with a host family in London,Correct
freelance – independiente, autónomo/a
to set up (a company) – montar (un negocio)
royalties – derechos de autor
bizarre – extraño/a, raro/a
joint venture – empresa conjunta
redevelopment – remodelación, reurbanización
council estate – un barrio de viviendas de alquiler subvencionadas por el ayuntamiento
Outcomes – Real English for the real world by Andrew Walkley and Hugh Dellar
Many thanks to Andrew for coming on the podcast. I’m sure you join me in wishing him every success with London Language Lab teaching centre at http://www.londonlanguagelab.com/
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