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In and around the Retreat

INDIA | Sun, 7 Aug 2016 | By butterfly-freed | Views [375]

On the days we don't go out, we spend time with the children, teaching a little as well as playing. There is always something going on. The builders have finished the fourth classroom and the toilets are almost complete, amongst several other projects ... Read more >

Tags: ashok tree, beauty, charity, friends, henna, kindness, tamil, teaching

Days 18-20: A local teacher’s life

CHINA | Fri, 24 Apr 2015 | By chinaho | Views [171]

Morning walks to run errands, which might be buying a hatchet for splitting bamboo, or looking for wire cutters, often end up at the early lunch in the faculty cafeteria. This is located in the public services part of the hotel we are staying in. There ... Read more >

Tags: abstraction, local wandering, teaching

Day 6: A Day In Parts

CHINA | Fri, 10 Apr 2015 | By chinaho | Views [213]

Housekeeping and setting up the studio space defined the morning today. We smell sewage in the bathroom and it appears to us that the seal on the toilet is leaking… that wax ring on which the toilet sits should seal off all odor and moisture. ... Read more >

Tags: buying wool, communication, rectilinear assignment, tea, teaching, young artists in china

Day 4: Teaching Begins

CHINA | Wed, 8 Apr 2015 | By chinaho | Views [221]

Still waking up at 2AM. Still raining. Still noodles for breakfast with pickled vegetable, sautéed greens and fruit, with packaged cakes. Walking in the rain, and hiding under cover of the Hotel buliding to give the staff time to clean our room.... Read more >

Tags: adjusting, dot assignment, teaching

The teaching part...

THAILAND | Sat, 14 Mar 2015 | By drewsweet | Views [373]

My more recent posts have been of the philosophical, life-pondering variety despite my initial intentions of sharing my experiences teaching in Thailand. So, I’ll dedicate this post to a recap/wrap-up :) My teaching experience is winding down ... Read more >

Tags: experience, gratitude, happy, love, teaching, thailand, thanks

...and remember to smile

THAILAND | Wed, 24 Dec 2014 | By drewsweet | Views [421]

Over the last two weeks, I learned a lesson that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. The source of this revelation stems from the often-unrecognized wisdom that is stored in youthful minds. A twelve-year old student of mine taught me a life ... Read more >

Tags: free, happiness, holidays, smile, teaching, thailand

Saturday - A new day

THAILAND | Sat, 8 Nov 2014 | By drewsweet | Views [376] | Comments [2]

Teaching in Thailand has no doubt been interesting. I do not know what other word to use as the overall experience is overwhelmingly positive, but Thais just do things differently. For starters, I thought I was coming here to teach English, but I learned ... Read more >

Tags: body, introvert, love, mai pen rai, mind, spirit, teaching, thailand, trees

Friday - An awakening

THAILAND | Fri, 7 Nov 2014 | By drewsweet | Views [367] | Comments [1]

I came to Thailand for a reason. Packing up and leaving all I know for a foreign land after a quarter life crisis may seem somewhat impulsive, but my decision was no doubt purposeful. So, why have I come here? Spiritual enlightenment seems too grandiose ... Read more >

Tags: body, learning, mind, spirit, teaching, thailand

Fulbright Scholarships

MOROCCO | Wed, 23 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [449]

 After class on Wednesday, we met up with Nisrine and followed her through the quiet residential area to the office for the Fulbright group. As we were walking in, someone behind us recognized Nisrine and told her (and, by extension, us) to go in, ... Read more >

Tags: fulbright, research, strikes, teaching, university

Fondation Orient-Occident (re)Visited

MOROCCO | Sun, 13 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [253]

 On Wednesday, I tried to go to lit class at 10:45. Normally by then, Natasha and Cynthia's poli sci professor is long gone, so it's just the two of them talking about Tumblr and other things they've found on the Internet. On Wednesday, however, ... Read more >

Tags: field trip, immigration, sewing, teaching

My Perfect World

THAILAND | Mon, 6 Jan 2014 | By nicholebaldino | Views [357]

I love my job. I can say that with a straight face and a smile and truly mean it. I am enjoying every minute of it… even the most awful minutes. Sure, my most awful day in Thailand was nowhere close to a good day in the states, but it sure as ... Read more >

Tags: english, school, teacher, teaching, thai, thailand

Photos: TEFLing in Thailand!

THAILAND | Wed, 28 Aug 2013 | By rutha90 | Photo Gallery

Teaching in Anubarn Surin
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Tags: fun, kindergarten, teaching, tefl

The final countdown to school

UGANDA | Tue, 25 Jun 2013 | By emilycarp | Views [303]

Ugandan Adventure: June 20-24   Day 8: Thursday June 20th   This morning we planned our first lessons. My plan was the best, according to Frank but I'm not sure how well it would actually work. In the afternoon we went to observe ... Read more >

Tags: lesson planning, limited resources, teaching

Two travel books inspired by Tibetans in exile

INDIA | Thu, 25 Apr 2013 | By flyingpiglet | Views [876]

In 2010 and 2012 I spent three months (that's the longest visa I could get)  teaching English as a volunteer at Tibet Charity in Dharamshala, India. My students were mostly Tibetans.  Dharamshala is a community dominated by Tibetans in exile, ... Read more >

Tags: dalai lama, dharamsala, dharamshala, library, monkeys, monks, teaching, tibet, yeti

My endeavour

USA | Thu, 11 Apr 2013 | By ak13 | Views [392]

I will be volunteering in Central and South America in 2013. BOLIVIA   What will I be doing in Cochabamba? Helping in the day care Helping in the English classes Tutoring of all school levels (mainly English and mathematics) ... Read more >

Tags: bolivia, childcare, coffee plantation, eco conservation, guatemala, lima, orphanage, peru, teaching, volunteer

Lost In Translation

INDONESIA | Sun, 18 Mar 2012 | By tracie | Views [897]

So there are times when we think we know that the other person has understood what we have said but they haven’t, even when we are speaking the same language let alone when we are speaking in different languages.   SMSing in mixed languages ... Read more >

Tags: bali, english, in, indonesia, language, lost, sms, teaching, translation, ubud

Year of the Dragon

CHINA | Wed, 18 Jan 2012 | By samvanneilson | Views [617] | Comments [2]

So my first blog of the new year! Let me tell you about my businesses from the end of last year all the way up to this very minute! Christmas time is our first stop! On Christmas Eve I went for a few drinks with a new teacher in my school. We went to ... Read more >

Tags: christmas, dragon, drinking, holidays, lost, new year, school, teachers, teaching

I like Futbol

SPAIN | Mon, 5 Dec 2011 | By latinaviajera | Views [495]

En mi primer día como instructor de ingles, los maestros me pidieron que me presentara y que dejara tiempo para preguntas y respuestas. Empezando, “Hi everybody my name is Karina and I’m from Texas” volteaba a mi alrededor y parecía que había ... Read more >

Tags: andalucia, soccer, spain, teaching

Volunteer in nepal

NEPAL | Sun, 30 Oct 2011 | By alliancenepal | Views [353]

It’s a joy for me to be able to work as a volunteer in Nepal. The experience I have gained will always be remembered and cherish. Firstly, I have no reservation in recommending Alliance nepal to family and friends. The staff is friendly and efficient.... Read more >

Tags: orphanage work, teaching, trekking, volunteer

My experience teaching in China...

CHINA | Sat, 11 Jun 2011 | By sobrea | Views [4487] | Comments [2]

This blog is all about my experience teaching here in Shanghai, China. I’m sure living and teaching in Shanghai is a lot different than the experiences that others have teaching in smaller cities in China, because here we have so many of the Western ... Read more >

Tags: shanghai, teach english in china, teach english to kids, teaching, teaching esl, teaching in china, teaching jobs, tefl, tesol

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