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Pre-class jitters

So I’ve officially been doing this whole Native English Teacher thing for eight weeks now, going on nine… yet I still get pre-class jitters as I walk down the hall towards whatever classroom I’m headed to. 223 more words

Teaching

GOOD NEWS IN THE CAPITOL! (Romans)

(We update this page each week. Scroll down to the bottom for a link to the most recent lecture. And enjoy!)

Have you seen the “Hunger Games” movies yet? 2,248 more words

Questions

find your beach take 10

Feliz lunes a todos.!! Happy Monday everyone.!! I hope everyone was able to start off the new week well rested and refreshed from their weekend festivities.! 119 more words

Writing

Getting Over Bad China Week – Dealing with Cultural Exhaustion

So, that bad China week was really and truly awful as just about everything seemed to be going wrong. This made me incredibly irritated and in turn meant I felt incapable of dealing with my Chinese surroundings. 1,030 more words

Culture

Anzac day: it's complicated.

Yesterday was Anzac day, and like most Australian public holidays it’s interesting to explain to people here. It seems the explanation has to either be very short, or very long. 570 more words

Italy

"calmate rosa"

A todos mis amigos Mexicanos que con frecuencia decían: “Calmate Rosa” – al parecer no es posible – jajajaja..!! Or in English, to all my Mexican friends who frequently decried: “Calm yourself Rose” – apparently it’s not possible – hahaha..!! 380 more words

Writing

chirose reblogged this on howdoyousaytacoinspanish and commented:

I am still working on being calm...I mean I'm Croatian after all. But I'm getting better. Here's a reminder from two years ago...

Why are Americans so forgiving for bad English?

I have to admit it: I’ve got a discernible Russian accent. This accent in no way complicates my socializing with multiple American friends and acquaintances. 379 more words