Tag Archives: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Just a teacher…

Slightly random Sunday morning blog post – get a coffee! I have mentioned a number of times before, that when you teach English to foreigners; you tend to be so much more than “just a teacher”. I say this, since … Continue reading

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More misunderstandings in TESOL…

I have got writer’s block. I am supposed to be writing a final assignment to get my Diploma finished, but as always – a master in procrastination, I am finding it ever difficult to sit down and write. I have … Continue reading

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TESOL/TEFL/TESL/Cert/Diploma…. what??

As the end of my TESOL season draws to a close, I find myself thinking about what I do and what it’s all about. Nothing new there, but here is an opportunity to clear up a few misunderstandings about the … Continue reading

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The point is… what IS the point?

As an English teacher, I spend a great deal of my time thinking about English: thinking about words, thinking about communication, thinking about how to explain things, thinking about why we say the things we say. You get the picture. … Continue reading

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What have I been up to?

It’s been a month since I last posted, so here’s a round up of what I have been up to since then… The summer really did come to an end, and so did life as I knew it. I’d spent … Continue reading

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Summer’s end…

It’s that time of year again, which means nothing for people outside the world of TEFL. It’s that time of year when there is excitement, panic and wonder in the staffroom. When facebook statuses are requests about advice on how … Continue reading

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Why do we do it?

Why do we do it? After every break I have (planned or unplanned) from the TEFL world, I go through a similar set of emotions and feelings. There is the slow (although sometimes quick) recognition of memories that work their … Continue reading

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