A Roller Coaster of Feels: The Trials and Triumphs in Hosting an English Camp

Guest Article by Lalitha AduryAmerican University  As ETAs, we have a diverse job description. We co-teach 20 hours a week, get involved in, or even run and lead, extracurricular activities and clubs, and are required to host two English camps for our students. While I enjoy all (eh, maybe more like most) aspects of my … Continue reading A Roller Coaster of Feels: The Trials and Triumphs in Hosting an English Camp

Adventure Time!

Guest Article by Andrew Foltz-Morrison Rutgers University It wasn't difficult to choose this theme. I love the show, and it gets played regularly on Astro, the main satellite television provider, so many of my students share this enthusiasm. I drew the logo for the camp in the school canteen, and the students confirmed my suspicions … Continue reading Adventure Time!

Senyum Sokmo, Smile Always

Guest Article by Rachel Gellert New York University ETA Rachel Gellert marching with students from SMK Seri Payong Last week my students and I competed in the Terengganu state level mascot marching competition. I marched with them, front and center as the banner-carrying princess leading the parade. The mascot competition is part of the opening … Continue reading Senyum Sokmo, Smile Always

Shy Away

Guest Article by Katie Schmittauer Ohio University Retiring (adj): Reserved, shy. Example: The retiring young student hid her face behind her hands and refused to speak when Miss Katie asked her a question. Studying for the GRE gave me creative new vocabulary to describe my problem, but failed to provide me with a solution, just … Continue reading Shy Away

Flying Saucer Lessons: Teaching English and Ultimate Frisbee in Malaysia

Guest Article by Jonathan Christensen St. Olaf College Ultimate Frisbee, or just Ultimate, is a new sport still foreign to most Americans. In it, teams of seven compete on a football size field to move the frisbee, or disc, into the opposing team’s end zone. As a self-officiated sport, where the players are their own … Continue reading Flying Saucer Lessons: Teaching English and Ultimate Frisbee in Malaysia

My, What Sharp Teeth You Have: An Underdog Story

Guest Article by Jordan Holliday University of Chicago "She's 29 year-old womaaan," the troubadour at center stage sang out, his head thrown back and eyes shut, as if in lamentation. "No man wants to take her as his wife, unless he wants a miserable life." The troubador, Fakril, paused for effect—the characters around him on … Continue reading My, What Sharp Teeth You Have: An Underdog Story