Anna J

South England

Anna J

Hello, my name is Anna and I love languages and learning as well as teaching. I have lived in many countries since I was a child, and consider myself an international citizen. I went to university later in life and studied Fine Art, now I support International students on Art and Design courses in UK universities. I believe that with modern technologies we can learn to be independent learners and find a style of learning, which suits us, but immersing yourself into that culture is the best way to learn, we need opportunity to practice in real life what we have learned. I enjoy exploring the beautiful surrey countryside with my dog, driving to the seaside as well as  visiting London with its many exhibitions and galleries and cooking and eating. My daughter Rose is 15 and speaks French and English, I speak 4 languages, but not all of them fluently!

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Location information

Location: Farnham, Surrey | View a map of this location

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Heathrow (LHR) £140

Gatwick (LGW) £170

Nearest railway station: Farnham

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Academic information

I began my career as a teacher 30 years ago in Istanbul when I received my TEFLA cert (RSA), I have taught in Turkey, France and England.
Last year I became a fellow of the HEA (Higher Education Academy) FHEA, and in 2016 was awarded a Post Graduate certificate in Creative Arts Education, PGCed.

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Family information

I live alone with Rose my daughter and our dog Monty, Rose (2003) is interested in buying and selling clothes on the internet, she plays the violin and is learning tennis, I wish she would help me walk the dog more! She often visits France in school holidays as her father is French and lives there. We have close friends and family and enjoy socialising. I enjoy exploring the local countryside and surrounding villages, as well as trips to the seaside and visiting cities like London and Brighton.
Walking, cycling, tennis, cooking, shopping, drawing finding new places to eat are among my interests. I like to explore theories of language learning too (pedagogy) and learning about other people’s cultures and way of life, and what hey eat of course!

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About the teacher’s accommodation

We are situated in the historic village of Wreccelsham famous for its potters and weavers. We have a supermarket and post office as well as restaurants and 2 pubs, we have a Fish and Chip shop too!
There is a Bus stop 3-minute walk from our house and it takes 10 mins to reach Farnham, or I can show you a pretty walk.
I have a single room available to students with your own wardrobe and shelves, upstairs we have a bathroom with a bath and downstairs one with a shower, both have toilets.


About the local area

Farnham is an historic market town with some beautiful old buildings and castle. Above the castle there is an extensive park with deer and running water. There are many boutiques and restaurants and bars and pubs, we are home to the University for the creative Arts (UCA), where I work part time, so there are a lot of students about during term time and a fantastic library and many exhibitions. There are many beautiful and historic walks and cycle paths our nearest big town is Guildford which has many shops and is 10 mins away by car and easy to get to by bus or train.
The train journey to London is only 55 minutes and we are 30 mins from Heathrow and 45 from Gatwick.

Excursions available with this teacher

A trip to Cambridge – Visit this magnificent city, home to the prestigious University of Cambridge founded in the 13th century. Wander down The Backs, see some of the most famous Colleges, then climb up to the top of Great St Mary’s Church and admire the views. After that head down and stop at one of the traditional coffee shops for tea and cake. To finish your trip off, head to the shopping centre and browse around the shops.

Cost: Free

A trip to Wimpole Hall Estate – Take a step back in time and see a traditional English estate, dating back to 1640, set in 12 km2 of parkland. Look around the beautiful mansion with its Georgian interiors and stunning paintings. Then stroll around the parterre garden and the wonderful walled garden full of fruit and vegetables. Finally stop off at the cafe and gift shops.

Cost: Free

A trip to Duxford Imperial War Museum – If you like aeroplanes, then you will want to see one of the largest displays of old planes. Get up close to a Spitfire, marvel at the supersonic Concorde, peer into General Montgomery’s wartime caravans and experience the size and scale of the mighty tanks. In the newly transformed American Air Museum open from 19 March, find out about American air power from the First World War and beyond. Discover the personal stories of those whose lives have been shaped by their experiences of war. Lots of interactive displays and hangers to explore!

Cost: Free

A trip to London – Taking to train up to Kings Cross Station and see where Harry Potter found platform 9 3/4. then hop onto London’s tube to get to one of the famous museums – the National History Museum, Victoria and Albert or the National Gallery etc. After this take a stroll through the parks and pass my Buckingham Palace, then to the main shopping area in Oxford Street.

Cost: £45

A trip to Newmarket – the home of Horse Racing – We will start at the gallops to see where the race horses train, then onto a tour around the famous National Stud – see where some of the most famous race horses are bred and look at the foals (if its the right time of the year!) A stop at one of the old pubs for lunch followed by a visit to the National Horse Racing Museum where you can view magnificent trophies, paintings and even have a go on the horse racing simulator and pretend you are in a horse racing race itself!

Cost: £45