Browsing All Posts filed under »Special Projects and Extracurriculars«

An Extracurricular Extravaganza!

December 19, 2012 by


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 […]

TLG Staff Spotlight: Nino Metreveli, Special Projects Coordinator

November 19, 2012 by


Nino Metreveli joined TLG back in May 2012.  She started out as the Special Projects Assistant, but recently moved up to take on responsibility for the whole department as the Special Projects Coordinator.  With a BA in Diplomacy and International Relations and an MA in Contemporary Modern History of America, Nino has a varied and […]


November 6, 2012 by


Earlier than I am used to, I was out and about on a Tuesday. Ready to do my first interview with someone from an NGO for a blog post with a bit of a difference. I was going to visit an NGO called Mkurnali in Tbilisi. This doesn’t really have much to do with teaching […]

TLG-errific: Rodelio Socito

November 1, 2012 by


As something new and exciting, the blog team has decided to write blog posts about exceptional TLG volunteers. When we were given this topic, Rodi was the first person who came to mind for me. I work at a hostel in Tbilisi, and I met him just before the summer holidays when he applied to […]

Snail Mail from America

October 24, 2012 by


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 […]

Easy and Interactive Classroom Activities and Games

October 5, 2012 by


With the start of a new semester and new semester resolutions hanging over our heads, self-promises to be a better teacher, to be more exciting, to captive those little children’s minds and win them over so that they love English with our ever more exciting lesson plans, it can become a bit daunting to think […]

New (School) Year’s Resolutions

September 25, 2012 by


For this cleverly named post, thanks to one of my fellow blogger’s creativity, I decided to take three of the most common resolutions and put a little spin on them for things that I hope to achieve this year in school. Exercise more: Exercise my mind, that is! Not only do I see my time […]

Is It Mandatory, Mandaturi?

July 25, 2012 by


There is a show called “Mind Your Langauge” that aired in the UK in the late 70s. It was about a guy named Jeremy Brown teaching an English course to foreigners. It was a comedy, and the whole show was based on word play and misunderstandings of English words. When TLG asked me to teach […]

Life After TLG

June 24, 2012 by


If you’d brought a fortune teller to my orientation training at the Sheraton in 2010, I wouldn’t have believed the prophesied future.  An unlikely bunch of 15, from the USA, Nigeria, Australia, Canada, and England.  I had no idea that 18months later, three of us would remain, and that we would be in touch, not just […]

Glass Dishes and Plastic Swords: A Day at the Zoo

June 20, 2012 by


To me, the zoo has always been a magical place. I didn’t get to visit very often when I was a child, however, as it was at least an hour’s drive away and expensive, which means that I enjoy it even more as an adult. So when my co-teacher mentioned her thought of taking some […]

Calling All Curious People

June 12, 2012 by


So it happened like this. I have recently become the World’s Biggest Fan of Betsy’s Hotel, where I invariably meet new and interesting expats who hail from across the globe, but who often fall outside the sometimes rather inclusive TLG circle. From Special Agents for the US Embassy’s Diplomatic Security Service to CEOs of Georgian […]

A Love Story Was Told….

May 17, 2012 by


Hopefully you will remember that I had posted about an English production that I was putting on for my school in Khashuri, and if you do remember, then this is the story of how it went…. Initially, this play performance was supposed to be held in mid-April, which would have been in line with the […]


May 14, 2012 by


It’s mid-May, and the end of the school year is a month away. Volunteers who are leaving Georgia – for vacation or forever – already have their flight itineraries. Now commences the countdown. 30 days until I probably never see this friend again. 33 days for this other friend. Some people are eager to go […]

In Just Three Easy Payments…!

May 12, 2012 by


One of the things that has been traditionally most lacking in a Georgian child’s scholastic life has been the opportunity to be creative.  Clearly this has been changing over the years and now, with the help of TLG Volunteers, schoolchildren are having more and greater opportunities to stretch their creative muscles inside and outside of […]

Thinking Outside the Book

April 23, 2012 by


A couple months ago, I was lucky enough to hit the oh-so-important milestone for the Tbilisi volunteer – I was offered a second job. Tbilisi is expensive, and the array of western options not available in the rest of Georgia – Thai food, cappuccinos, and cocktails with ice – will ensure that you blow through […]