THE FIVE MINUTES OF FAME OF.. Karen Brightwell

di Riccardo Tanghetti (1°C)
Posted on Giugno 03, 2019, 5:51 pm
3 mins

RICCARDO: Hello Karen, how are you?

KAREN: I’m fine, thank you!

R: Can I ask you some questions for the school’s magazine?

K: Yes, sure you can

R: Where are you from?

K: I’m from Malta, a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea

La Valletta nota anche come Il-Belt Valletta, è la capitale di Malta. Fondata nel 1566 dai Cavalieri Ospitalieri di San Giovanni di Gerusalemme, venne chiamata in latino Humilissima Civitas Vallettae (“L’umilissima città di Valletta”)

R: How long have you been living here?

K: I’ve been living here for 15 years

R: When did you decide to become an English teacher abroad?

K: I was 30 years old before coming to Italy

R: What did you study?

K: I studied languages and teaching English as a second language

Gozo, un’isola dell’arcipelago maltese

R: Do you like Italy?

K: I like Italy a lot especially the Lake Garda, Venice, Tuscany, and the good food

R: What’s your favourite Italian food?

K: My favourite Italian food is pizza, but also lasagne and polenta

Traditional Maltese food:
Lampuki Pie (fish pie), Pastizzi (flaky pastry parcel filled with ricotta or mushy peas) and Bragioli (beef olives)

R: What did you want to be when you were little? Did you want to become a teacher?

K: No, I wanted to be a hairdresser

R: How do you like it with the middle school kids?

K: It’s nice, sometimes difficult..

R: Do you spend all year here in Italy?

K: No, I spend two months in a year in Malta and Sardinia (Sardegna, n.d.r.)

R: What do you miss most about Malta?

K: I miss the weather, my family and the sea!

R: What connection has Malta with Italy?

K: There is no particular connection between them but we are neighbour

The Church of St Catherine of Italy is a Roman Catholic church situated in Valletta, Malta.
The church was built in 1576 by the Italian knights of St John to serve as their church.

R: What are the main reasons to visit Malta?

K: The culture and history, all the beautiful churches and the beaches

R: What do you love most about teaching English?

K: Meeting new students and learning from them.

This is my 4th year at Catullo and I would love to continue teaching here!

 

 

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