Tea parties at a2z School of English every week. Today, we would like to share with you what our students and teachers do every Thursday afternoon at 1 pm. Tea parties are a set weekly event in all of our three schools . They are free to join and everyone is welcome – teachers, students, and friends who are not studying with us.
Why ‘tea’ party ? As our students are highly interested in local culture, we would like to share with them the typical afternoon tea experience. Most newcomers will not be used to having tea and snacking at this time of the day, and this may be their first time joining people who live in the UK or Ireland for a ‘cuppa.’ Of course, it is not an issue if our guests do not like tea. We also offer a large selection of sweet and savoury snacks, including fruit and some yummy local cake and biscuits. In fact, the food is different every week, but there is always something to fit everyone’s taste.
At tea parties, our students and teachers eat, drink and, most importantly, socialise. The food and drinks are placed on the table, and everyone is encouraged to grab a plate and a cup and to fill them in a number of times. Then, our guests sit in small or large groups and catch up or get to know each other. There are usually new studnets joining every week, and the event is especially useful for them. They can see that A2Z students and teachers are fun company to spend time with and that, despite some stereotypes, local food is great, especially when shared with friends.