I taught for a long time but I can remember with cringing clarity many of the mistakes I made in the first couple of years. I don’t blame my early teacher self since the TEFL course doesn’t really prepare you for teenagers or one-to-one executive classes, let alone kids’ classes. 699 more words
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Is my pen-name the real me?
I’d been writing as Nicola Prentis for a few years before I became Nicola Jane.
Nicola Prentis wrote, and still writes, in the English Language Teaching (ELT) market with three published books and articles for various ELT publications. 657 more words
Well, this feels highly exposing.
But, now I think of it, so did having books published by a publisher. The moment a book is ‘out there’ and judgeable, if it’s one you care about, which, so far, all of mine have been, is like holding yourself up to the public and asking them to rate you out of ten. 908 more words
Love is not something you can command over, you just can’t start or stop it instantly whenever you want, that’s certainly not a mobile phone, that happens all of sudden, again you are not going to get any notification on your phone, well it’s a kind of feeling that you would have never had before and certainly would never have that in forever. 414 more words