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Meet our ALS teacher, Kristina

Posted on: October 06, 2020

Meet our ALS Teacher, Kristina Lupton

 

Hello, I’m Kristina! I’ve been working as an ALS (Academic Literacy & Skills) teacher for Navitas since January 2020, when I relocated from the UK to embark on this new adventure in The Hague. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it hasn’t gone quite as imagined, but it’s been hugely gratifying nonetheless!

I was born in the southwest of England and I’ve been teaching English as a foreign language for almost ten years. I’ve taught in the UK, Spain, Japan and Italy. Three of my big passions are teaching, learning about other cultures, and linguistics, so I feel very lucky to be in this profession!

Based at The University of Applied Sciences, I help prepare students for academic life as undergraduates, supporting them in writing essays and giving presentations, as well as in the development of other skills. For many it’s their first experience in an English-only study environment, so supporting them to feel ready for their degree, both in terms of skills and mindset, is a big part of what I do. It was very rewarding last term when students thanked me for my contribution to that!

Despite having taught in several countries, I have never had such a diverse cohort – students are from such far-flung corners of the world! Most leave home for the first time to come here and it’s a privilege to support them on that journey, which has just begun for our September cohort…