Tag Archives: Berlin

To Berlingo or not to Berlingo?

I feel I owe this blog a short explanation. I know I wrote a lot about my big life switch in my previous post, but still, I feel the need to scribble something else. Since 2015 turned into 2016, I … Continue reading

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A MaWSIG MeetUp: ‘What’s hot and what’s not in ELT publishing?’

A few months ago, Dale Coulter and I had a strange psychic moment whereby we both replied to a tweet from MaWSIG saying more or less the same thing. MaWSIG is the Special Interest Group for Materials Writing from IATEFL, … 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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#BlogChallenge: What did you teach today?

I first caught wind of this blog challenge on Hana Tichá’s blog, where she wrote a post in response to Anthony Smith’s original idea, the ‘blurb’ for which I quote below: Have you ever wanted to observe the class of … Continue reading

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Authentic Listening – summary of an ELTABB workshop with Ian Badger

A few weeks ago now (I know, I’ve been neglectful of my poor blog!) I attended a workshop run by the English teachers’ association which I tweet for, ELTABB, on the subject of ‘authentic listening’. The presenter was Ian Badger … Continue reading

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Diary of a Newbie ELT Teacher Part Four: The ELT Interview

I haven’t blogged in a while because I’ve had a lot of lovely visitors, but I have also been busy attending a few other interviews, in order to pick up a few other classes here and there to ensure I … Continue reading

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Diary of a Newbie Teacher Part Three: The dark(er) side of being a freelance English teacher in Berlin

I’ve just got back from a wonderful week back at home in England, where two sets of friends were married, a stunning baby girl was born (not mine!) and an anniversary was celebrated with my boyfriend…and ever since my EasyJet … Continue reading

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