Phillip Beck BA
Whitehaven, Cumbria, UK
Education: BA English - Staffordshire University
Teaching since: 2009
Teaching in P.A.R.K. since: 2010
Teaching experience in: New Zealand (mainly Korean & Indian students) & Czech Republic
Specialization: Writing; I've always felt more comfortable with written communication than with verbal (from many years journalistic experience).
What I like about teaching
Every day is different, so it never feels boring; meeting people; satisfaction at seeing progress in students.
My advice to students of English
Have confidence and embrace mistakes - everyone learns from them.
Three things I like
Music, food and reading & writing (oops…4!)
What is your favourite English word?
At the moment it's 'regularly' - watching Czech students trying to pronounce it always makes me laugh!
What is your favourite Czech word?
'Duha' - it was the very first Czech word I learnt, taught to me by my girlfriend while looking at a beautiful view...
Something special about me
I've never lost an eating competition, and I've entered many!
What I like most about P.A.R.K.
The people: all aspects of the job feel more personal compared to other schools; and pride from working for the most well respected school in Brno =)