Category Archives: Randomish Newbieness

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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This tweet is proving popular…

…and by popular, I mean it has a ‘retweet’ + ‘favorite’ sum of above 5! That never happens! ;P

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Just a Super-Efficient & Smart Explanation of the ‘Schwa’

Can’t embed the video here, but here’s the linky: http://www.merriam-webster.com/video/0054-schwa.html And a screenshot:

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A CELTA Space: Corners and Crannies

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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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#selflove & #niecelove

Of the 600+ tweets I’ve tweeted this one is my favorite. By a long shot.

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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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1-800-ENGLISH

#ELTontheMTA Wow. They snagged a pretty impressive tele number there. Imposing. This might be a nice speaking prompt… You’re calling “1-800-English” – what is it? who answers? what do you ask? Ss can create “info hotlines” for anything. 1-800-MoroccanFood, 1-800-DATING, … Continue reading

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Teaching in Thailand: “…and you will need to build some solid ground beneath your very own feet”

“Springcait” (http://iamlearningteaching.wordpress.com/) expressed wanting to read more about teaching abroad in a comment below, so I’m motivated to do a post about it. But I’m left thinking about what I might write about teaching in ‘The Land of Smiles’ that hasn’t … Continue reading

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