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Balik Kampung

After a week of bus rides, climbs, and overall chaos, Tommy and I deserved some relaxation. We flew to my former state of Terengganu, on the east coast of Malaysia, and then took a Grabcar which is the Southeast Asian version of Uber. 1,654 more words


Day in the life of a TEFL/ESOL teacher

We held our Day in the life of a TEFL/ESOL teacher at the end of April.

Our three speakers: Damien Marwood, TEFL teacher at International House in Newcastle; Becky Goodfellow, ESOL and EFL lecturer in the UK and China; and Ala’a Otain, Project Manager at N.E.S.T (North East Solidarity & Teaching), talked frankly about their careers including the pros and cons of working in this field. 93 more words

Career Planning

Against the trend

The last few years the situation in Nu Po and other camps, has changed a lot. Donors have redirected their focus on working inside Burma, organisation are following thye donors, and part of the population either follow organisations or are finding refuge in Thai jobs, thirds countries or somewhere in Burma. 709 more words


A comparison of two novels by Ernest Hemingway

By: Karin Comploj

Last fall I read A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea, one after another. After my experience I must say that I am very enthusiastic with the writing style of Ernest Hemingway. 756 more words

Book Club

First Feature on Another Blog/Website!

I got my first feature on another blog/website today! This one is on TEFL Org UK’s blog within their website and I have shared my experience of my first three months as an English Teacher in China. 111 more words


Top 30 pages all polished up

Have expanded and rearranged all my top pages in my continuing quest to make TEFLtastic worth supporting financially. In case you are wondering what those most popular pages are, for the last 3 months they have been: 82 more words

Teaching English As A Foreign Language

The World from a Chair

Today, I spoke to an Iraqi man about the lasting effects of the American intervention in his home country. A half hour before meeting him, I spoke with a Catholic priest from Brazil who was studying “Canon Law”. 749 more words