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What I do for a living

After five years of on-and-off English teaching in the Czech Republic, the UK and China I came back to the UK in search of something to study. A year-and-a-half later (the year-and-a-half when I didn’t write anything here) I had … Continue reading

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Applied Linguistics As A Foreign Language – English Education in China

This is an article I wrote for the BCALS Newsletter. If you are not an applied linguist your mileage may vary. To an outsider the more practical theories of SLA may seem obscure and parochial, but their influence lives on in a … Continue reading

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My MA Dissertation – The full, unexpurgated version

In the interests of posting everything I do on a single blog, here’s something which will be unreadable for most people; my MA dissertation, finished a month-and-a-half ago, and now handed in, marked and returned (I passed, by the way). … Continue reading

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July – the missing month.

July was a bit hectic. If I’d had ten minutes to spare I would’ve written some description of what I was doing here, but ten minutes never came up. As it was I spent the entire month working for a … Continue reading

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I’ve finished teaching kids, possibly forever. On Sunday I “taught” six last classes, each one involving a couple of games and a protracted awards ceremony. For the last half hour of each class the parents were allowed into the classroom. … Continue reading

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New year, new influenza. The first week of the new year has seen the greater part of the foreign teaching staff bed-ridden with assorted Chinese variations of the winter flu. My turn came in the middle of last week, though … Continue reading

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I never really write about work in here any more, mainly because it’s become routine, like work always does I suppose. Routine is better than stress by all accounts, so I suppose I should be content. Weekends are still not … Continue reading

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