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Meet our newest STEPS AMEP trainer Anne McGown!

Can you tell me about yourself?

I am a semi-retired teacher in Alice Springs. I enjoy teaching students who need support. I have worked in Singapore and Australia. My hobbies are attending community events as a St. Johns Ambulance volunteer, gardening, and playing the piano.

What made you want to work with STEPS? What attracted you to the role?

I enjoy teaching and wanted a casual job. I had taught the English language before in Darwin with asylum seekers who were unaccompanied minors from Indonesia.

What is your favourite part of your job so far?

Running the English lessons and getting to develop a good relationship with each student. I like that the students come from many different countries.

What is the most valuable thing that you have learned in your role?

It is important to listen to what the students want and then tailor the lesson to meet these needs and also to meet the program goals.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Helping my students to succeed.

Want to learn English? Start your learning journey and further build your English language skills with STEPS AMEP. We have classes in CasuarinaPalmerston and Alice Springs. Call 1300 585 868 to find out more about classes in Casuarina and Palmerston and 08 8950 7600 for classes in Alice Springs. 

The Adult Migrant English Program (AMEP) is funded by the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs.

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