English Language workshop

Film and documentary watching, book and magazine reading mixed in with general knowledge expeditions.

Informal sessions entirely in english encouraging reading of prose and poetry, writing, spelling, vocabulary and occasionally delving into English grammar. Geography, history, current affairs, climate change, flora and fauna of Greece and beyond, space news, all will be explored to help us understand our world and our place in it. Comedy will always play an important part – laughter should be abundant.

Contact Val for information.

Ages: Teenagers

Participation: Hybrid – both in person and online-online participants can gather in person at their location

Place: Casa Lucia, Corfu & Zoom


25 June 2024


18:00 - 19:00


Val Osborn
Val Osborn

Val Osborn has lived in Greece since 1974 and moved to Corfu in 1977 where she ran the Lucciola Inn and Casa Lucia. After initially concentrating purely on the regular tourist industry, she diversified into t’ai chi workshops and classes inviting teachers from Thailand, China, Greece and all over Europe. These gradually expanded to include yoga, walking tours, painting holidays, writing and poetry etc. She was at the same time practising t’ai chi as well as co-leading classes for local residents, eventually qualifying as a certified teacher in the European School of T’ai Chi Ch’uan. Alongside this, as her children were growing up, she was involved in setting up and running educational projects in Corfu, in particular the Guilford Youth Centre which provided extra-curricular activities and sports for children of all ages as well as foundation courses for University entrance abroad; and the SOS environmental group made up of several local families whose main activity was cleaning beaches and stretches of countryside, and campaigning for correct rubbish collection and disposal. She is proud that all the children involved in these projects have either gone on to become environmental officers, organic farmers, and ecological activists; or are positively leading their lives in the most environmentally friendly ways possible. Local authorities also took note and responsibility for cleaning up the island and now even have a recycling unit. An alternative, ecological way of living and conducting business is second nature to her.