Cara Leopold's niche is helping English language learners get their listening conversation ready. Find out why Cara thinks that teacherpreneurs should invest in themselves by paying for paid programmes, books or courses by people who’ve been there and know what they’re talking about.
1. Thanks for taking time out of your busy day for this interview. Can you start off by telling us where you teach?
From my office, which is a room in my apartment. I live in the French city of Besançon virtually unheard of both inside and outside of France. For those in the know, it’s a city of 100,000 people, about an hour from the Swiss border.
2. How long have you been teaching?
I started back in 2007 when I finished university, so I’ve been teaching (on and off, because I have studied full-time as well and worked outside of teaching) for almost ten years. I used that opportunity to come and live and work in France.
3. Can you describe a typical teaching...