Get to know West One's newest teacher Tom, who joined our team at the beginning of this academic year.
-Why did you decide to move to BCN?
To be warm!
-Is life in BCN similar to how you expected it would be? Is there anything that surprised you?
I didn´t have any specific expectations when I came here. I was ignorant of Barcelona and was pleasantly surprised.
(I did expect Sagrada Familia to be bigger though.)
-Is there anything you miss about life in the UK?
Real Ale (a type of beer) and Roast Dinners!
Sometimes I miss the countryside or small-town life in general, more than a specific place.
-What is your favourite Catalan tradition?
Fiestas in the street.
Also the Christmas poop-log.
-What are your favourite genres of music? Favourite singers?
I like lots of variety – from Beethoven to Sia to Psytrance.
-Are there any other countries or cities you would like to live in in the future?
Maybe somewhere in Central America, I´m particularly enchanted by Nicaragua, which has a rainbow in its flag!
-What is your number one piece of advice for someone learning English?
Just speak lots, and don´t let the spelling get you down!
-Do you have any hidden talents?
Probably, but I haven't found them yet!