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Leaving Georgia

February 1, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]