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Halloween Party

Today was one of those days where you can easily fall victim to the feeling that nothing of consequence has happened.  It was a day of parties; not the kind with beer, beautiful women, and intermingling intellects, but the kind with children and balloons.  247 more words

Teaching English

Day 12: "Something about Europe happened over the weekend"

Yes, this was the first note I made in Public Affairs yesterday evening.

This time it’s the politicians who’ve delivered the juicy goss for our class. 506 more words

So you have your IELTS and are off to UNIVERSITY? Congratulations! But now it's time to think about these things too:

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It’s easy enough to make sure you have everything in your bag! But there is so much more to think about if you are an international university student. 532 more words


Quick Post: IELTS

An idea to combine a bit of reading, writing, speaking and listening:

Cambridge Objective IELTS – Black & Sharp

- Get students to read the brief carefully, highlighting the main points (they should get 4). 173 more words


Film Taboo

A filler game or lead-in to the topic of films. As straightforward as the standard game of taboo. 116 more words


Lessons I Learnt From Teaching English Abroad #1

Five years ago, I literally couldn’t have imagined anything more terrifying than a room full of sixty Chinese teenagers, staring up at me in silence and waiting for my class to begin. 546 more words

English Can Be Fun

The eightieth åsic- Sharing teaching experience with friends abroad or from abroad

The coming two weeks I have the opportunity to join an American teacher in her everyday teaching routines.  I look forward to my two weeks in the NJ schools. 269 more words