Category Archives: Teaching English

Thank you Google


I can’t tell you how much I would rather be blogging than studying right now. The teaching season is in full swing now and thanks to my little germy students, I now have a head cold. I was told once … Continue reading

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Embarrassing Italian Wordplay


Here’s a list of words that I won’t say in Italian to my 11-year old students: 1) Piselli: it means green pea, but Italians also refer to it as men’s twins below the beltline… 2) Anno: if not careful to … Continue reading

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Here we go again


Sorry for the lack of posting. The weather has been pretty good and like most people, I have tried my best to take advantage of it while I can. I planted some tulips this year and hope that after forking … Continue reading

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What did you say?


A wonderful demonstration of language by Stephen Fry, for all the teachers out there…

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All in a day at summer camp


It’s finally over and I’ve had not one, but two chilled Camparis to celebrate. (I still love Prosecco more but sometimes you just have to break out the strong stuff). Today was the final presentation in the community theatre with … Continue reading

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I’ve decided that I don’t like working full-time


I’ve decided that I don’t like working full-time. Not that this is shocking news at all, but honestly, these early mornings suck. It has been more than 15 years since I commuted on a train and that bites too. Let … Continue reading

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What was I thinking?


Well I survived my first week of summer camp but it was touch and go there for a while. In some ways I am pretty sure summer camp can be compared to having a baby. You have the first one … Continue reading

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