They were mentors for those of us in the younger generation, preparing us for the real world.
As an ESL instructor, there are times that may require you to become a bit of a hypocrite.
I had to ask myself whether I strived to cultivate a friendship or a student-teacher relationship.
Though it was an unnecessary feeling, I sometimes felt isolated as a Jew in Europe.
This time of year, it’s always tempting to book last-minute excursions. Perhaps you’re desperate for an escape before family and friends come together in the same stressful location. Maybe, you’ve just made the decision to spend the holidays in your childhood home alongside mom and dad. Whatever the reason, a great many of us find […]
I have to be honest: sometimes, I remained silent, grinning internally at my students’ expense.
Every course, whether ESL or not, needs a day or two that break from the norm.
This unassuming binder, we were told, would become our lesson planning bible.
We’ve all been there: Things got a little rowdy on your last night in (insert location here). What was meant as a farewell toast transformed into a memorable, though fuzzy evening, and with daylight imminent, you frenetically pack your bags, hand over cash for the room you called home, and sprint to make the train […]
I found justification for ditching the lesson plans for long chats.