There have been changes in the Hike Pyrenees office over the last year, as last summer we converted the office into an English Academy called ‘English with Anna’. Obviously, with us not being able to run holidays last year, we needed to cut costs. With us all working from home, our initial thoughts were to move out of the office, but in the end, we decided to keep it on and Hike Pyrenees and Anna share the space.
We’re glad that we did as Anna has lots of students, mainly children, but also some adults. Luckily, although Anna has to have small groups, the COVID restrictions here have allowed Anna (and schools) to stay open since September – let’s hope it stays that way! With many after school activities cancelled this year, there’s more demand than usual. Parents are delighted as Anna restricts her classes to children in the same class at Biescas school, so they aren’t coming in contact with anyone in addition to the children they meet at school.
Anna is a qualified English as a foreign language teacher and has given English classes since we’ve been in Spain. Previously she used to teach in schools either after school or during lunchtimes and taught classes at home. This year, understandably, schools are not allowing after school activities on the premises and teaching at home is complicated, so it was the perfect time to get a space to teach in.
I work in the office in the morning and then Anna gives her classes in the afternoons. It allows us to share costs and has worked out really well. Another benefit is our seasons are totally opposite one another. During the summer, when hopefully we’ll be running lots of holidays again, Anna doesn’t give classes.
If you are in the local area and looking for English classes just drop us an email. Anna also does online classes if you can’t get to Biescas.
English with Anna with the Christmas decorations up: