Tag Archives: United Kingdom

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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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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Stretching out the summer

OK, so we didn’t get an amazing summer. Or if we did, I didn’t notice because I was working and studying all summer. I made it to the beach twice. Both of those times with an armful of textbooks! I … Continue reading

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faith restored

I am sure I have mentioned before that when I need to think, breathe, relax or sort things out, I go to my church, and have a chat with my God. So today, in desperate need of refreshing my screen, … Continue reading

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Just write!

Just write! Go up to your room and write. You like writing don’t you? So go ahead and write! Why don’t you become a travel writer? Why don’t you write for a living? I hear this a lot. My excuses … Continue reading

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What do you do for a living?

How many minutes after you have met someone do you ask this question? I made a conscious effort not to do this recently when I became acquainted with a group of people. Does your job define you? Is it who … 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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Into the lions!

You enter the classroom, or arrive at the door and there are 30 of them waiting: pacing, snarling, looking for a fight, or if you are lucky and it’s the last lesson they have already had their feed you might … Continue reading

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Canterbury tales, or lack of

I didn’t take many photos of this trip all. It was raining that horrid wet-air rain the day R and I went into Canterbury town, so we made the most of it – and quenched the thirst we share for … Continue reading

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Getting out and about!

When I arrived in the UK I made it my mission to be here a year and see what would happen. In that year it was, well is my goal to try and see my country! On foreign soils I … Continue reading

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