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Thursday, 19 July 2012

From Russia With Love

We had the privilege of teaching English to a Russian family who were on vacation in Kuantan for the past few weeks.

Eduard, Tatyana, Tomiris and Rianna found our blog and contacted us. We ended up having nine English classes almost every day at the hotel where they were staying.






Eduard's English was extremely limited, almost at zero on the first day we met up, but after our classes, he developed greater confidence and spoke English a lot more. I also managed to pick up a little Russian!

In September we will be continuing English classes with them when they are back home in Russia - through Skype. This will be our first time teaching via Skype, so we are currently planning effective ways to do this, and looking forward to this new window of teaching English.


We took Eduard and his family around a few places in Kuantan while they were here, and became close friends with them.


On behalf of Horne Learning Services, I thank our good Russian friends for choosing to learn English with us, and we do look forward to working with others who come to Kuantan and have a desire to improve their English language skills!


9 comments:

Barbara said...

It's really great to bond like that - teaching/learning will be so much more meaningful and a lot easier :)
Good Luck with skype lessons :) If you have any questions regarding that, please contact me, I've been using skype for English meetings for a while now.
Say Hello to your new friends for me :)

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Thanks Barbara, perhaps I'll contact you in the near future about teaching over Skype. Thanks for the offer!

Thisisme. said...

Hi Duncan. First of all, I've just watched your video, introducing yourself, and I thought it was very good! How lovely to make new Russian friends like that, through your English lessons. Lovely happy photographs and it will certainly be interesting to see how the Skype lessons go. This could certainly be a new way forward for you! Gosh, the world could be your oyster.

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Diane, thanks for coming here for a visit! I'm certainly interested to see how those Skype lessons take off too!

kneesandpaws said...

Hi Duncan,
It's so great to see how your teaching is growing, including a very cool design/brand, a blog and now Skype courses. It would be neat to make some DVD packages to offer as a support for conversational English. Maybe you have thought of that already. I'm excited for your success and it's so cool that you made friends with the Russian family!

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Hi Jennifer, thanks for coming over here! A DVD package would be a great venture for us and we'll be thinking about that in due course. Thanks for your well wishes!

Mary said...

It is good to know that your language service is growing. The Skype courses are a great idea. I hope you and your family are well. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Duncan .. great news - lots of photos of people having a good time ... which will mean they learnt lots too ..

Cheers Hilary

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Thank you Mary and Hilary. We are doing well and are thrilled to have made new friends from Russia! Thanks for visiting!