Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A request

My Fulbright Teacher Exchange interview is this Saturday! I've got to drive almost 150 miles to get there, and I'm a bit worried about finding the place, and making sure I get to the right room on time, but that's not my main concern.

I've requested an exchange in the United Kingdom; my first choice being Scotland. Then, Wales, Ireland, and England. I picked these countries instead of something more... exotic, because I want to continue teaching English, rather than English as a second or foreign language. I want my students here to have the experience of a non-US English speaker in their classroom as well.

Anyway, I've done a tiny bit of research on the educational systems in the UK, and know that Scotland differs from the other three, but that all have differences.

Here's my request:
Do you have any information or links to websites about the educational system in these countries? How about personal experience?

This is a chance of a lifetime, and I want to do everything I can to make it happen.

Thanks for any help!