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Hi,

I just wanted to write a little note to thank you for the most amazing time of my life in Sanguesa. When I first applied I didn't think I stood a chance of getting to Spain, then after I was accepted I came very close to chickening out. The idea of being away from home for a month, on my own, in a strange country when I can't speak the language seemed a bit scary.

But I went and had the best time ever. The friends I made were people I'd never met, and might never meet again, but became some of the closest friends I've ever had. Especially Gemma, who I shared a room with. To share a room for a month and still be great friends I
think is quite an achievement!

The teaching was a new experience, I'll admit often frustrating and hard work, but I was given a great group of kids who I became very attached to. The show at the end definitely brought a tear to my eye when I saw how all their hard work had payed off, felt like a proud parent!

The family I was put with were great, although communication was not difficult, but impossible!, we managed to get on fine.

And as for San Fermin! Fantastic! The best night and day and night again of my life. So thank you so much for giving me the chance to spend my summer in Spain. Not many of my friends have learned how to say "can I have the key for the toilet" in Spanish, seen how bad green beans look and smell after a week in water and high temperatures, discovered the best way to get 13 7 year olds from the classroom to the toilet with out painting the walls, jumped on a random americans shoulders just to see a bulls backside or have sang incy wincy spider at least 50 times with actions. But I have, and I'm very grateful.

Thank you again.

Susan Pirie

Dear John,

Firstly, I just wanted to thank you again for the experience of teaching English, last summer in the Basque country. It was a great opportunity which reaffirmed my wish to work with children. As a result I would love to re-apply for this coming summer.Thanking you.

Yours Sincerely,

Lynn O'Sullivan

Hi there John

Lisa Young here in Dublin. I just wanted to acknowledge your job offer for this year's camp and to let you know that I won't be able to join you this year as I'm getting married this summer.

If you remember last year I was somewhat the 'elder lemon' of all your monitors and now that I'll be a 'Mrs' I reckon my days as a summer camp monitor are well and truly at an end. My one regret is that I didn't find out about Enjoy English when I was younger because of all the wonderful summers I would have had.

Any way I'm looking to the future now and so I'd like to wish you all the best with this years camp though I'm sure it'll be as terrific as 2001.

Good luck & thanks again

Lisa Young

To Whom it may concern:

My name is Deirdre Wilmot I am a second year student in College. During the Summer of 2000 I was a monitor in Pais Vasco and had an incredible experience teaching the kids English. This summer I would love to travel to Spain again and teach English.I am very interest in any position with Enjoy English . I have enclosed a copy of My CV.

I will be looking forward to hearing from you!

Yours Faithfully,

Deirdre Wilmot

Dear John / Personnel,

It's Leeanne Morrison here. I hope everyone is keeping well and working hard as you prepare for another funfilled summer. I worked as an English monitor for 'Enjoy English' in the Basque country during the summer of 1999. Having written to you earlier in the year regarding a reference for my PGCE Primary Education course I am pleased to be able to tell you that I will graduate in 10 weeks a fully fledged primary teacher and thankyou for taking the time to complete my refere nce all the way from Australia. I hope you had fun.

My reason for writing is to enquire as to whether or not there are any vacancies left for this years playscheme. I am eager to return for a challenging summer filled with adventure and would be very grateful if you could forward me information of any vacancies that may be available or otherwise.

Many Thanks for all your help, keep having fun,

Your Sincerely,

Leeanne Morrison

Dear Sir/Madam,

As the end of the summer approaches, I am taking this moment to thank you for allowing me to experience that very special month in the Basque country working as a monitor on the Enjoy English Programme.

I stayed in Sanguesa. I learned so much about teaching children, living with the Basque people and soaking up their amazing culture. I am still in touch with my family and hope to visit them next year.

It was an experience I will never forget.A big big thank you from me.

Kind Regards,

Louise Watson

Dear John,

I want to thank you for such a memorable summer. The family that I was placed with were my replacement family in the Basque Country, and will be for the rest of my life. Without them, it wouldn't have been such an experience. The Igastola was a great place to work in, and the kids, some of the best I have worked with within Europe ( cos still, Indian kids are my favourite!). I found the backup system great, right from the Introduction and training days in Durango, to Maite the co-ordinator in Zarautz. For me, it was the best chice to work in the Baswue Country, as I found my political awareness grew, and I was always interested in the political situation. I was lucky that my Basque mother was able to help me understand, at least from her point of view, what has been happening in her country.

I always send my e-mails back to my friends, and many of them would like to teach. I have referred them to you. I hope that they will get in contact with you, to also teach English this next year with GTIE. I will be returning back to the same place this summer, without a doubt!
Thanks again, and best wishes,

Jen Rankin

 

 

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