Our Tutor of the month for May is Rosemary who lives in a very pretty village close to the seaside town of Eastbourne and the more historic area of Pevensey Castle. Pevensey Castle with its rich history from 1066 and beyond. Her house backs onto open farmland stretching down to the sea and she has a delightful dog who loves and welcomes all of her students.
Rosemary has been a Tutor for many years and been registered with us for almost twenty! She has a love of English Literature, particularly Shakespeare and has a Doctorate in English Literature. She has a widely recognise CELTA teaching Qualification also.
Many of Rosemary’s students come to her for their love of English literature and she will gladly incorporate all or any of this into your daily lessons. Rosemary has a joie de vivre that ensures your lessons are fun; informative; exciting and very rewarding. Whether you come for conversational English or studying for one of the more advanced Exams such as TOIC or First Certificate you can be sure that Rosemary will get you through it!
Exclusive to Rosemary through ELH is Sussex with Sparkle Programme
This is her language to life bespoke courses offering a fusion of English language learning and Sussex-themed cultural studies, tailored to match the student’s specific interests.
Sample One-Week Course – Artistic Sussex
The Bloomsbury group included writers, painters, and other famous names outside the art scene, the most prominent being the writer, Virginia Woolf, the painters, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant, the artist and critic, Roger Fry, and the economist, Maynard Keynes. Together with their friends and associates, they played a big part in the early 20th century avant garde in England. Tate Britain has a stunning collection of British art from this period, ideal to ‘set the scene’ for the student of what made up the ‘cool Britannia’ of its time. Rodmell and Charleston were the country homes of Virginia and Vanessa and Charleston, in particular, is a Mecca for art students. And, apart from the art, the inter-personal relationships and antics of the group were pretty much a real-life soap opera…
- 15 hours English, developing
- language skills through themed lessons
- focusing on the art and writing of ‘bohemian Bloomsbury’
- One full day and two half-day excursions –
- Day trip to Tate Britain and London’s Bloomsbury district;
- Afternoon visits to Charleston Farmhouse and Rodmell, East Sussex
Alternative options for Artistic Sussex, or for week 2 of a two-week course, could include:
The Classics – Charles Dickens was a regular visitor to Brighton and wrote a lot of Bleak House there. Important scenes in Jane Austen’s novel Pride & Prejudice and in William Thackeray Vanity Fair are set in Brighton, making the city a ‘romcom’ hotspot of its period. Pride & Prejudice was read by the Prince Regent who totally loved it… Graham Greene’s novel, Brighton Rock, a more recent, and more sombre, ‘classic’, gives a dark twist to the iconic status of Brighton…
Walking and dreaming – Sussex is a popular film and TV set location. Two of the best known TV dramas are the crime series Foyle’s War (set in Hastings in the 1930s) and Agatha Christie’s Poirot (scenes filmed in Eastbourne). This year, Hollywood came to the Sussex Downs: the idyllic landscape of Seven Sisters and Seaford (perfect for country walks) has been used by writer and director, William Nicholson (Oscar nominated), for his film in production, Hope Gap. It was also used for some scenes in Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire. Apparently there is another film project in the pipeline for the area, but it’s currently ‘top secret’…
Please take a look at Rosemary’s Profile here.