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*Extremely* sleekly designed TEFL courses…

My god! —> http://www.tefl247.com/

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HIQ (High Irony Quotient) Student Work

From a recent TP class…grammar: if only/I should have/I regret (not) ___ etc…in which learners ultimately imagined the deathbed regrets of famous people… My favorite: “I should have done my work more violently” 🙂

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Jumping or Falling?

Doing a CELTA and diving into the world of ESL/EFL teaching abroad (or at home) is quite an adventure. It’s impossible to know just what’s in store until it arrives – and that’s a great part of the appeal. Very … Continue reading

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#ELTontheMTA in Boston

#ELTontheMTA @MBTA Beantown … Seeing lang. learning 2 ways: as slow mechanical elevator or sky flying bird #both pic.twitter.com/KPBOWUbJP8 — Newbie CELTA Trainer (@NewbieCELTA) March 23, 2014

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What about the CELTA, newbz?

Readers of my blog may wonder what’s going on in the realm of the central topic/animus of this blog, the CELTA course. I’ve been posting these #ELTontheMTA things and such. What of the ‘newbie’s diary’? Well, it’s actually on the … Continue reading

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File under: ‘ESL stuffy stuff’

Seen at Staples: a nice speaker for ESL classroom use. I’d stick it right onto the whiteboard (there’s a big rubber suction cup on the back). I already use a small portable Bluetooth speaker for playing various audio (inc. coursebook … Continue reading

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Alan says…

“Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way.” – Alan Watts That thought resonates with me as I think about my own humble and stumbling development as a teacher. After banging my … Continue reading

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