Teachers’ Day

On September 5th across India, schools, teachers, and students celebrate Teachers' Day. This is a day to thank and honor teachers and their work in the classroom and for their students. This is something that, in the last two and a half months, I have come to appreciate more and more. Teaching really is undervalued, …

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A collection of tidbits and observations after two weeks in an Indian school

I ride the school van to and from school, because it’s free and otherwise I’d have to pay an auto around $40 a month. The school has two mid-sized vans which make wide routes across town. I’m the third or fourth pick up and it takes 40 minutes after that to get to school. Kids sit three …

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Second Language, Foreign Language, and World Englishes

Note: This post suddenly got quite long and may have gotten a bit didactic. When I originally began writing it, it was to reflect on what was covered in our on-site orientation a few days ago. It includes information from that session, ramblings from my own personal linguistic interests, and references to comments made by …

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