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Czechs don’t speak English but Esperanto

Earlier today, a friend of mine sent me a link to this video (don’t click the link if you don’t speak Czech) and asked me what I think. In the interview, Milan Šácha, a Czech teacher of English, shares his personal … Continue reading

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The one who …

I wonder whether you can guess what the expressions (above and below) refer to: the experienced one the one who leads the way Mrs Smart the peacemaker  a teacher with nice style very good teacher the best English teacher ever … Continue reading

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The second time around

I’m happy to announce that I have been asked to present at a conference (as you may already know from my Facebook post). I don’t know how this is usually done, i.e. whether people take the initiative and send a … Continue reading

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The absence of something

In my previous post, I mentioned that I had completed a four-semester course in prevention of drug abuse at schools. One of the things that has stuck with me is that it’s very hard to notice the absence of something. … Continue reading

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The right decisions at the right time

My regular readers might have noticed that I’ve been blogging a bit less recently. Also, I’ve been reading ELT blogs less than I would like to and that’s what I feel a bit guilty about. However, it’s not because I’ve … Continue reading

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The gift of translation

In one of the recent lessons, I decided to combine my favourite literature genre (inspirational quotes) with a not so popular method of learning/teaching a foreign language (translation). First things first. Last year, I got this wonderful hand-made present from a … Continue reading

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Every board tells a story

You might have noticed that I’ve recently been sharing pictures of my classroom boards on Facebook (and Twitter, occasionally). It’s a little crazy and self-indulgent if you think about it. Well, it’s definitely over the top for someone who’s not … Continue reading

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