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Teaching English World In English

February 18, 2013 by

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I have to apologize if this seems obvious to you, the reader, because for me it took me a while to catch on. See, the Macmillan English World series is meant to be taught in English. I figured this out from using Rosetta Stone. When I came to Georgia, English World had not yet been […]

Reflections on the First Week

November 13, 2012 by

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My class size ranges from 4 to 7 children, and while one would think that means classroom management is not a problem, that is not always the case. Fortunately, TLG gave adequate forewarning that Georgian teachers’ methods of maintaining order could be very different than their western counterparts’. Now, rather than being shocked by the […]

‘Fall’ in Real Life.

November 11, 2012 by

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“Sunny California,” they call it. Twenty-four years, and it’s never given me a real autumn. So imagine my delight as the world around me begins magically turning to hues of gold! The wind begins to bite at my fingertips, and while I feel a chill building, I cannot help but smile warmly at the school […]

The Co-Teacher Experience

October 31, 2012 by

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Stepping into the classroom on my first working day in Georgia was an experience that I had anticipated, but this anticipation did not make the experience any less awkward. There was this classroom full of new students jumping to their feet in order to greet their first foreign English teacher, a classroom full of students […]

Snail Mail from America

October 24, 2012 by

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The look on my students’ faces when the director enters through our classroom door and states my name is one of curiosity. As Jamal, the director, doesn’t speak a single English word, it is rare to see the two of us conversing. Perhaps even more rare is Jamal’s frequency in pulling teachers from class. The […]

Old Dog…New Tricks

October 21, 2012 by

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I arrived in Georgia earlier this year in February. I was placed in Khashuri, which at the time was one of the coldest and most demanding places I had been considering I had never seen snow, let alone experienced a winter that cold. You may be asking yourself why I’m telling you about something that […]

Get Well Soon!

October 18, 2012 by

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I would be the first to admit that I have no experience teaching children anything. I have plenty of experience teaching adults and teens, but that seems to be a whole different game. Adults have reason and logic, children have curiosity, energy and really short attention spans. Especially the younger they get, which was why […]