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The Word On The Street

April 24, 2012 by


Georgia has a fairly fresh-faced drive on, to make English the official 2nd language of the country, when I say fairly fresh-faced, I mean it’s a matter of 2 years really, give or take a few months, since they gave it a name. Which seems like a lot of time, but really no time at […]

Speaking English on Gulbanis Kucha

April 20, 2012 by


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 […]

Encounters in English

April 15, 2012 by


It’s a normal morning– I’m making the fifteen minute walk to school, and along the way I meet familiar faces, most of them greeting me, in English, with the words, “Hello Mikkela! Good morning! How are you?” While I’ve now become accustomed to the familiarity of hearing my native tongue in an unfamiliar setting, it […]