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New Directions

March 16, 2013 by

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TLG was created in order to promote English language education and cultural exchange in Georgia. In accordance with that mission, and with the priorities of Georgia’s new administration, TLG has undertaken several reforms that we’re quite proud of and that we would like to share with you, the loyal TLG blog readers. 1. More money […]

Rainy Days are Best with a Side of Soup

January 28, 2013 by

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Rainy days are when I make a not-so-lovely cup of insta-coffee, grab a book, and read those rationed chapters I have been holding myself back from reading. Being from sunny southern California, I find the rain is quite enjoyable… for about a day. It’s nice listening to the cliché of rain droplets hitting the tin […]

Last Links Ever?

December 21, 2012 by

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Welcome to the Mayan Apocalypse. That’s right, after today, there will be no more world, and thus, no more links. …or not. Today is the last day of the semester, though, and I’m more than a little sad to be leaving my students, but I can’t say I’m not excited about vacation! Time to relax, […]

An Extracurricular Extravaganza!

December 19, 2012 by

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We at Teach and Learn with Georgia have many talented volunteers who are doing great things with their schools and in their communities. Recently, we asked them to send in descriptions of their projects, and were flooded with responses. (Awesome!) Here are some volunteers’ projects, in their own words: Vicky Banas, Chognari, Imereti: I organized […]

Friday Links Special: Information Online

December 14, 2012 by

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We live in the Information Age, where it often seems like all the world’s knowledge, and several worlds’ worth of pictures of cats, are at our fingertips. But what is the real quality of information on the internet? Can we trust online encyclopedias? Online classes? Online journalism? Does the internet improve the quality of information […]

Friday Links: Being Wrong

December 7, 2012 by

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TRUE FACT: when writing this post about being wrong, I wanted to look up that TED talk about being wrong, and so I went ahead and googled “karen armstrong being wrong.” Trouble is, I was looking for Kathryn Schulz. Karen Armstrong is a religious historian (and a good one; I read her book on Islam […]

Saturday in Never-Never Land

December 1, 2012 by

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It was Saturday. I was sitting in my pajamas, in the lounge when a troupe of musicians waltzed through the door, looking for somewhere to rest their heads that night. A matching set of Irish TLGers and a British one. I was sad to tell them that we had no space. They took the news […]