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Colonialism, English language teaching, and balancing politics with love

I qualified as an EAL teacher nearly ten years ago, as a fantastically naive eighteen year old school leaver with a promise of a job for six months, and no prior work experience save for three months as a shopgirl at M&S. 1,505 more words


roses and life

This post isn’t really about roses. But I needed to call it something, and I do like roses a lot. It’s something I miss when I live in the desert. 491 more words

Co-ops and youth unemployment

Thanks to Phil McCash for passing me this piece.

Channel 4 news: Can the young find jobs?

It talks about the situation for young workers and includes an interview with Rhiannon Colvin from… 84 more words


Challenging my thinking

Day One of ED 619T

Today saw the commencement in the latest in a line of courses in the pursuit of my Masters of Education. 1,249 more words


Some Thoughts on the Rhetoric of Education and the Preparation of Community College Teachers

Recently I’ve been thinking of a presentation that my colleague, Sarah Thomas, a professor at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, gave at the Nebraska Writing Project Summer Institute.   1,436 more words

Japan’s move toward EIL: Issues of how culture is integrated in ELT practices in Japan.

In the last two decades Japan has experienced significant economic stagnation, giving rise to a particular type of political discourse that purports to address this decline by alluding to the reality of the growing interdependency of the world economy. 3,531 more words