Diana M

Central England

Diana M

I am a teacher of English. As well as teaching general English courses, I prepare students for examinations. I became an English teacher after teaching Anthropology in universities in Hong Kong and Oxford. I also worked in the travel industry in France for a number of years and in academic publishing. I am a published author and have written books concerning leadership issues for young people. I speak French.

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Location information

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire | View a map of this location

London airport(s) with transfers cost: 

Heathrow (LHR) £120

Gatwick (LGW) £ on request

Nearest railway station: Oxford

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Academic information

I have a CELTA to teach English as a foreign language. I have a BA in Chinese; a diploma in Social anthropology; a M.Phil and a D.Phil in Social Anthropology.

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 Family information

I live with my son, who is in his thirties, as well as the family cat. I enjoy films; country walks; visiting museums; sight seeing; good conversation; drawing; and listening to music.

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About the teacher’s accommodation

I live in a five bedroom house near the centre of the city of Oxford. There is a garden to relax in when the weather is good.

About the local area

Oxford is a lively city with lots to see and do all year round. My home is a short bus drive from the city centre. The city is famous for its prestigious university with its Gothic architecture which you can explore. There are excellent museums, art galleries and a number of places of historical interest, such as Carfax Tower; the castle; the Sheldonian Theatre; and the Radcliffe Camera. You can enjoy large green spaces by cycling or walking along the river or going for a cruise. There are many good eating places and interesting pubs such as The Eagle and Child where JRR Tolkien and CS Lewis used to enjoy a drink. Culturally, there are theatres and cinemas as well as a vibrant music scene to suit all tastes. If you would like a trip to London, to see all the sights and attractions, Oxford is ideally located.

Excursions available with this teacher

Walking visit of Oxford – A walking visit to a few Oxford colleges such as New College, Magdalen College, Merton, Christ Church, the view from the Sheldonian theatre.

Cost: Free

Winchester– A half-day trip by car to Winchester, have lunch with friends and therefore exposure to other English speakers in another English home. Walk around the central historic parts of the town and cathedral.

Cost: Free

Day trip to London – Walk from Buckingham Palace Rd, by Buckingham Palace, Birdcage Walk, Big Ben, Houses of Parliament, Whitehall, past no 10, Trafalgar Sq, National Gallery, no 15 bus to Tower of London, bus back to St Paul’s Cathedral, bus from Cathedral to Marble Arch and bus back to Oxford. The itinerary can vary according to student’s interests.

Cost: £15 for bus ticket

Woodstock – Walk around the town and maybe take free entrance to walk in Blenheim grounds. Lunch in English pub in the town.

Cost: Free

BMW factory tour – Visit to BMW plant in Oxford where Minis are made.

Cost: Approximately £12 per person

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