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Serious Teachers

As I come close to my 20th anniversary of teaching English as a foreign language I can’t help but reflect on the nature of this business and the quality of...

Dictionaries, English, And Coffee

According to Robert McCrum in his book ‘Globish’, Samuel Johnson’s Dictionary gave the English language its ‘contagious adaptability, catchy populism and innate subversiveness.’1 I guess I feel very subversive now...

Pedos de Monja (Nun’s Farts)

I got this chocolate in Mexico. I have to admit I haven’t tried it yet (don’t think I will) since its name means ‘Nun’s Farts’. More so, there’s a small...

High Tech vs Low Tech

Between the whiteboard and me there is a secret…we have an ongoing relationship… My last post was about the iPad. God I love that device. It has changed my life...

What’s a native English speaker

I think the whole ‘Native English’ concept affects a lot of TEFL teachers who are not ‘native’ by the standards expected by some students and are ruled out even if...