Boom Lah!

Guest Article by Anna Santoleri Harvard University The Kota Belud futsol team On December 21st, 2014, I decided that I could no longer call myself a soccer player. Yes, soccer had been one of the most defining parts of my identity since I was 7. It was how I spent my summers, my weekends, and … Continue reading Boom Lah!

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

Sharing Culture Through Sports

  Guest Article by Kate Wiley Scripps College   At the beginning of my Fulbright journey, back in October of 2011, I wracked my brain for a way to share American culture with my Malaysian students in a fun and meaningful way. It was suggested to me that I share uniquely American traditions or holidays, such … Continue reading Sharing Culture Through Sports

Guest Article: Teacher is an Angry Bird: Teaching Primary school in Malaysia

by Nazeeha Jawahir University of Kentucky Siti, Najwa, Anis, and Manisah live just a few hundred meters from the ocean, but they do not know how to swim. Like many students from my school, SK Seberang Takir, they had never even stepped foot inside a swimming pool before.  My time as an ETA has been … Continue reading Guest Article: Teacher is an Angry Bird: Teaching Primary school in Malaysia