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Teacher Feature – Gayle Faulkner-Muzenda

Teacher Feature – Gayle Faulkner-Muzenda

Meet Gayle, Director of Studies and Queens of Cakes! Gayle has been with IH Belfast since 2007 and is also DELTA qualified!

Teacher Feature – Gayle Faulkner-MuzendaSum up Belfast in three words.

Friendly, creative, home.

What’s the most interesting discovery you’ve made in Belfast?

Poetry slams at the Crescent Arts Centre.

Describe your perfect day in the city.

Early morning cycle along the towpath then pancakes for breakfast at 5A on Lockview Road. Later I’d do some bargain hunting in the city centre or wander about the Cathedral Quarter. Dinner would be at Home or Howard Street followed by a show in The Lyric.

What’s your greatest fear?

Swallowing a spider in my sleep.

What do you owe your parents?


What is your most treasured possession?

My new road bike.

What is top of your bucket list?

Having a house by the sea, preferably Cinque Terre on the west coast of Italy but Donegal would be ok too 🙂

What keeps you awake at night?

Fear of swallowing a spider in my sleep.

Which building would you most like in locked in overnight?

Paperchase or any stationery store.

What trait do you most deplore in others?

Spitting – just why? And being two-faced.

What trait do you most deplore in yourself?

Procrastination 🙁

What makes you unhappy?

Running out of chocolate.

What’s your favourite smell?

Banana bread fresh out of the oven.


What does love feel like?


What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Cava with fish and chips but actually I don’t really feel that guilty about it!

What’s your most embarrassing moment?

I’m pretty clumsy. I once fell over in the middle of the school bus when the driver braked suddenly. Everyone laughed and I turned the colour of a beetroot.

What’s your favourite lesson to teach?

I like teaching vocabulary lessons or dictogloss.

What’s the best thing about being a teacher?

The lightbulb moments and the craic in the staff room.

Where would you like to be right now?

At the beach with a barbeque and a bodyboard.

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