I first came across Elizabeth Anne @eannegrenoble when I made a foray into the BAW (becoming a webhead) area. Confession: I thought her name was double-barrelled and it took me ages to realise that Anne was her surname!
We met face to face for the first time at TESOL France in 2010, and have since kept in touch by email, skype and twitter. I love her sense of fun and her Yorkshire forthrightness. We shared a quirky room in the eaves of a Brighton hotel during IATEFL and enjoyed lots of fun with other members of the PLN, especially at Petra's Karaoke evening. (see picture)
Here are some interesting facts about Elizabeth.
She comes from Yorkshire, although her father was Irish. She was disappointed to find out that her mother's family were English, and not Irish too, as she had believed for about 40 years. She teaches English to young scientists at University in Grenoble., where she has a fantastic website to help them. She is married to Michel Anne, who is a famous scientist in his own right. They met at a horse riding club at university in France during her sandwich year abroad.
- What 3 adjectives would your students use to describe you?
- What would we find in your fridge?
- What would you have been if not a teacher?
- What do you find to be the most difficult thing about teaching?
- What was the last book/film you read/saw and which have you seen too many times?
I don't really go to the cinema unless my daughter takes me. I did see Pirates of the Caribbean, which was on the BBC recently. Both films 1 and 2 were on.
I Love West side story, and cry every time Tony dies. I've seen it at least 5 times. You would think that I'd be expecting it by now :-).
It's almost the end of term and Elizabeth is chasing up the students who haven't finished their work and still expect a mark! She is also looking forward to her holiday in September. Now that her 4 children have grown up she sometimes has some of her 5 grandchildren to stay and doesn't often get the chance to take a proper holiday. She and her 5 sisters, yes FIVE, have organised a short break in Ireland with their respective husbands. Her Michel is supposed to be retired, but he is very much in demand and keeps promising to settle down.
Thanks, Elizabeth, for being up for the interview and I hope you get some time to chill out soon.