Category Archives: reflection

Bye bye Berlingo.

After being overwhelmed by the kind comments and tweets I received on and about my last post, I have decided that I love writing too much to stop blogging just because I no longer teach English in Berlin. Thank you … Continue reading

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30 questions to ask yourself about 2015

Earlier today, I found Sandy Millin’s blog post posing a list of 30 questions to herself to sum up her 2015, and I thought the idea was so fitting to what has been a crazy year for me, that I … Continue reading

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TED Talks with ‘The English Salon’: an evening for advanced learners of English

A few weeks ago (OK, in mid-November…I’m posting this far too late!), a friend from the English Teachers’ Association of Berlin and Brandenburg (ELTABB) started a new workshop for advanced learners of English. She called it ‘The English Salon,’ and … Continue reading

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Diary of a newbie English teacher part six: to language school or not to language school?

Written on Thursday, 19th November  For some reason, I’ve now found some new energy and enthusiasm for blogging and, en route to a new company class this afternoon, I had an idea for a new post which might be helpful … Continue reading

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Diary of a newbie teacher: Part One

Some tips for surviving the first month I’ve now been teaching in my school in Berlin for just over a month, which is still rather unbelievable to me! Although I’ve not been teaching for long, I have already taught a … Continue reading

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What makes a good language school?

I have admittedly not been in this ELT game for very long, but since I passed my CELTA, I have now taught in two very different private language schools here in Berlin, as well as having attended a few in … Continue reading

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My first officially published blog post

Thanks to the very kind and incredibly multi-talented Alastair Horne at Cambridge University Press, with whom I attended (and tweeted!) many an academic publishing conference, I am very happy to introduce my first ever published blog post: It’s a … Continue reading

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8 further things I learnt during my first proper ELT job

First of all, I can promise I won’t write this sort of post until the end of time, going up to ‘things I’ve learnt during my nineteenth week as an English language teacher!’ ! It just so happens that, since … Continue reading

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