Tag Archives: CELTA

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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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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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: bit.ly/racheldaw It’s a … Continue reading

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CELTA Week Four (better late than never!)

So, it is now over 10 days since I finished my wonderful CELTA course and I have finally managed to finish my post about the fourth and final week of the course! As I have a chronic habit of starting … Continue reading

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#firsttimeteaching – and #myfirstblogchallenge!

‘First time teaching’ was a blog challenge I first noticed on Joanna Malefaki’s blog – for once, it wasn’t her setting these brilliant blog challenges, but her acquaintance Theodora Papapanagiotou. I noticed Joanna’s post for this challenge on Saturday 9th May, one day … Continue reading

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CELTA Week Three…the end is (very sadly!) nigh

You know the drill…I can’t control myself…. CELTA Week Three Day Eleven: Monday 27th April The One Where We Squished 12 C1-level Learners Into A Room Designed For Only 6! Monday morning began in a strange way for me: I … Continue reading

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CELTA Week Two (warning: I got carried away again!)

Again, I have reached the end of my Word document, where I first type my posts, and realised that I have something of a problem with blogging waffle… So apologies for the written verbal diarrhoea, and for the fact that … Continue reading

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