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Last day

I started writing this blog post sitting on the bus this morning, making my way to work for my last day in my current role as an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) teacher. I’ve been doing this job for almost 6 years, and if you count my time as a...

Mental Dump

I had a mini breakdown today. I’m not writing this for sympathy or to rage against what made me lose it a bit this morning. I’m doing this more in the hope that putting fingers to the keyboard (or in this case, to iPhone screen) will help get this out of...

Thursday night is dogme night

I’ve just written a guest post for Karenne Sylvester’s Kalinago English blog. It’s about what happened in my evening class last week. I won’t say too much here, as I’d really like you to go there, read the post and comment on the few...

A perfect lesson?

A colleague told me she received the above compliment from one of her students this morning. Great, I thought. A satisfied customer. Until she told me what the lesson actually was. A session on exam practice to prepare the students for one of these. What is the point...