A day in the life of… Tatiana Popa

Extra-curricular book clubs and eTwinning schemes help this teacher to combat the learning challenges that are brought about by poverty and lack of space

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I was born in a big village not far from Chisinau, the capital of the Republic of Moldova. My mother was a kindergarten teacher, so it was no wonder that I chose to become a teacher too. I now teach English at Gheorghe Asachi High School in Chisinau. English was my favourite subject at school – I always believed in the power of communication, particularly in today’s globalised world.

Gheorghe Asachi High School was founded in 1864: it is the oldest school in Moldova. It’s also the largest, with more than 1,800 students, and is government-funded.

The school is located in the city centre, which ...

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