Tag Archives: TEFL

I Held a Woman Hostage for Twenty Minutes: an Epic Tale of Forgetting When Class Ends

Since I’m still a baby teacher, it takes me forever to plan a lesson. I still feel like I have no idea what I’m doing, so I spend hours researching English grammar and plotting out examples and explanations. My last … Continue reading

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First Official English Lesson: I Can Do Whatever I Want?

It happened, guys. I did it. I got my work visa. I’m so happy. I’ve been meaning to write about that, but I’ve been notoriously bad at writing about things in chronological order. And a post about teaching is WAY … Continue reading

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Dammit, Jim! This is a grammar lesson, not a spelling lesson.

On my last day of the CELTA course, I had to teach a grammar lesson. So far, I’d had a hard time with teaching grammar. I think that might come from my own dislike of it. As a language learner, … Continue reading

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The Joys of Confusing the Crap Out of Your Students

People keep asking me why I came to Berlin, so here goes. The condensed version. Ultimately, I want to be a translator. I want to be in Germany long enough to have a good command of the language. Apparently, it’s … Continue reading

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