I remember arriving in Tarnowskie Gory 10 years ago when GG was still a youngster, how time flies. I arrived on the European mainland from Scotland for the first time at Katowice Airport to be whisked away to TG by the one and only Rafal Drewniak. The same day I was introduced to my first ever language school, the inimitable Golden Gate. I was made to feel welcome, helped with everything I needed, got to teach some amazing students as well as joining the rockingest band in town, the Golden Gators. I learned everything I needed to start my development as an English teacher and so much more that I still use today as a self-employed teacher in Krakow.
When I first worked at Golden Gate, many kilos ago, the school was starting its fifteenth year. Now it is starting its thirtieth. What a fantastic achievement. It feels good that when the world seems like it’s going crazy we still have this family-run school where we can go to learn and laugh and leave our stresses on the stairs.