Ben, our travel-blogging teacher

Hello folks, My name is (Big) Ben and I´m from Yorkshire in the North of England. The first eighteen years of my life were pretty boring so when I turned 18 I decided to do something different and moved to London for a year. After a few months of studying Astronomy at Queen Mary´s University I realised that it wasn´t for me and spent the remainder of the year getting drunk and partying in Soho. I don´t remember much about those few months but it must have been good Ben Christmas 2011 After twelve crazy months in London I relocated to Cardiff and began a thrilling Politics degree at the University of Wales. Soon enough, three years had passed and I found myself working full-time in a job which was originally intended for earning some extra money whilst I studied at university. With life approaching a dead end at the tender age of 23, I needed to do something drastic and it was at that time I received an email promoting TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) courses in Wales. After further enquiries I decided this was the leap I needed to take and enrolled on a course as soon as I could. Only a few months later I was in Zaragoza about to start my first day at Number 16 School. Ben New York 2008 Despite playing a pretty large part in choosing which country I should emigrate to, I didn´t just move to Spain for the siestas and cheap wine - I also came to enjoy the culture and learn Spanish. I was only offered German and French classes at school so I came with absolutely no knowledge of Spanish but I´m picking it up bit by bit. I find that if you use the language every day you tend to remember everything you learn so it´s not going in one ear and out the other like it did when I was learning French and German at school. From 2008 to 2011 I owned an award-winning political blog called Cardiff Blogger but gave it up when I completed my degree and moved to Zaragoza. You can now find me travel-blogging at A Yorkshireman Abroad ( or on Twitter at @BigBigBen. I need more Spanish followers so come and say hi! Ben_Screenshot from a TV interview for ITV Wales(2010)

Kobe: “El método Number 16 te hace salir de tu zona de confort y romper barreras”

Este es Kobe, uno de los profesores de nuestra Academia de Inlgés en Zaragoza #N16San Miguel. ¡Os lo presentamos más a fondo!

Bilbao: ¡Lo mejor está por llegar! 

Hey, bilbaínos! En muy poco tiempo podréis conocer a Calum, que formará parte del equipo de nuestra nueva academia de inglés Number 16 School Ercilla.

Love continues!

Ya ha acabado la Semana del Amor en Number 16 School, pero eso no quiere decir que se acabe el amor, no, love continues…💞

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