Reflective journal

Yeah so as the title suggests; this blog is about my takeaways from my Spanish language class. Signing up for a language class has so many benefits. After a few years of being an ESL instructor and TEFL teacher trainer, I have come to realize one thing. No matter how much you simplify the languageContinue reading “Reflective journal”

Double standards and education

When you go through this post you’d know what I am talking about. It is a common reality. Now I am not calling out anyone but this is literally a strong element in the ESL/EFL job world that has kept the better teachers from getting hired just because they don’t speak like the Hollywood actors!Continue reading “Double standards and education”

Education and Jazz….thanks UNESCO!

So I just learnt that UNESCO (if you don’t know what’s that, please Google it ASAP) declared April 30 as the International Jazz Day. Jazz has been a part of my constant music preference from childhood. Growing up around archaic and vintage things around the house, my inclination into the the Jazz Age has beenContinue reading “Education and Jazz….thanks UNESCO!”

From the personal ESL file

It has been quite sometime that I have been walking on the ESL avenue. English, is not a language, its business, its lucrative connections over the world makes it as popular as money. If you Google, you will find random surveys where they say there are more speakers of English as a second language orContinue reading “From the personal ESL file”

“Coming out” as they say!

“It is always the fear that holds us back from a truly different life. I guess we judge too soon.” This is the story of a close one who came out recently. And it was a different kind of coming out than what we usually assume when we say that phrase. Meeting yourself is hard.Continue reading ““Coming out” as they say!”