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I gave it a year…

I really did. I said to myself over a year ago that I would give it a year and see what happened. I would see where my career took me and see what would come up. I worked my arse … Continue reading

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Where can I get a good coffee in town?

Last week I was covering for another teacher. As is often the case something random was said and away we went from the lesson plan (Sorry – I DID cover what you asked!) In a speaking activity, a student asked … Continue reading

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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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the end of the dip…

Well well well. I am sitting here in my pyjamas, sipping tea, with a little bit of a hangover and quite frankly a strange sense of nothing much to do… A text message from a colleague woke me up this … Continue reading

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Baths in Bath

About a month ago, I had the pleasure of taking a group of students to Bath, to visit the Baths. I’d been to Bath only twice before, and since its an iconic city not-too-far-away, that’s pretty poor form. Neither of … Continue reading

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