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Leaving Georgia

February 1, 2013


I’ve been putting off writing this post for a while.  I also need to write something for my personal blog, but I thought I’d tackle this one first, since I’ve officially left TLG and, by extension, this blog.  I’ve been in Georgia since January, so minus two months I spent home in the summer, almost […]

Breakfast, Lunch, and…?

December 15, 2012


I have had an almost identical conversation with four of the six co-teachers I’ve had this year.  It starts with a lesson involving meals, and my co-teacher will tell the children that breakfast is in the morning, lunch is a small meal consisting of tea or coffee and maybe a biscuit or fruit, dinner is […]

Some Easy To Cook American Food – Ranch Dip with Veggies

September 30, 2012


I have tried on various occasions to bake in foreign countries, and it’s always a serious challenge.  I plan on attempting it again this fall with pumpkin pie and pumpkin bread.  In the meantime, I made something infinitely easier and which may hit the spot for some of you North Americans out there. To give […]

My ‘What I Should Have Packed’ List

September 27, 2012


I recently arrived for my second semester with TLG.  It turns out that last spring I’d written most of a post about things I wished I had brought with me.  I thought I’d revisit it and spruce it up for publication.  Hopefully it’ll help some of you who are out there who are currently working […]

Getting Sick in Georgia

September 22, 2012


I have been in Georgia now for about a month and a half, and I have already had the opportunity to use our TLG medical insurance on two separate occasions.  I thought I may as well turn my misfortune into your gain and tell you a bit about being sick in Georgia. If we could […]

Teaching a Nation’s Linguistic Minorities

June 6, 2012


Now, I know this is a blog run by English language teachers, so usually when we talk about non-native speakers we mean everyone but ourselves, the native English speakers.  However, in this post, the non-native speakers I want to talk about are non-native Georgian speakers, and I want to look at how these children are […]

Georgia’s Newly Certified Teachers

May 28, 2012


I recently discovered another difference between the American education system and Georgia’s – the process of deciding who gets to be a teacher.  To be fair, I’m still not entirely sure what qualifications a teacher needs to have to be hired by a Georgian school, but I now know that he or she (ok, usually […]

Speaking English on Gulbanis Kucha

April 20, 2012


As we have written many times in the past week, record numbers of Georgian students are choosing to study English as their primary foreign language.  I have definitely witnessed this in my host family and in my school, but I must admit that my first two drafts of this post were just plain boring.  I […]

St. Paddy’s Day in Telavi

April 5, 2012


Earlier this month, two of my fellow bloggers wrote about their experiences of International Women’s Day, a popular holiday in Georgia that is more or less unknown back in America.  So, I thought I’d write a post about my St. Patrick’s day, a holiday that is wildly popular in the states and pretty much unknown […]