Tag: teaching

  • Yes, yes I did.

    Yes, yes I did.

    Judging from the inundation of emails asking whether I quit or not, I figured I’d better write a quick post to confirm that yes, I did in fact resign yesterday.  I only resigned from one school, so will still be working three days a week, and thereby retain (a) my awesome groups and (b) my visa. […]

  • On the same page

    On the same page

    “When was the last time you helped somebody?”, asked one of the Volunteer Managers for the Sochi Winter Olympics earlier today.  I asked him to clarify whether he meant at work, in general, or just on the street, and gave him an example of each.  I then railed (railing is kind of my thing nowadays)  about […]

  • A winter sport

    A winter sport

    Russians are a rather peculiar and unexpected people.  Today in class I had a girl say that she’d been in Latvia for the past few days, but that she didn’t like Latvians.  I asked her why, and she said that she found them rude, unsmiling and unfriendly.  I said that that was very unlike Russian people […]

  • Homeless in St Petersburg? You’re in good company.

    Homeless in St Petersburg?  You’re in good company.

    Ah, if only I’d posted this BEFORE I moved into an apartment Michael found yesterday morning..! I wanted to quickly mention my adult lesson today.  We started the lesson with a fairly lengthy preposition/collocation exercise – for example, finish the sentence “Do you admire any famous people?  What are they well-known ____?”.  As native English […]

  • ‘Russia is huge, but it makes no sense.’

    ‘Russia is huge, but it makes no sense.’

    Firstly, welcome Autumn:   (the photo’s completely untouched, believe it or not!) Secondly, welcome to the over 200 people that read my last post (what?!). A girl I work with is the source of today’s rather brilliant post title.  She was driving into the city after work and so gave me a lift.  Another moment […]