Monthly Archives: June 2012

Accidents happen (all the time) in Vietnam

So my blog tends to be fairly tame, all things considered. I generally leave out the more lurid details of what goes on here, from whatever takes place in Saigon nightlife to bizarre stuff I see riding around the city. … Continue reading

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Pros and cons of ESL work abroad

Happy to use my blogging powers for good, not evil …. Herein are my views on teaching English overseas, particularly in a slumpling global economy. Hope this machine does not begin to smoulder while I write this … Not so … Continue reading

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Teaching the little ones, it’s all about systems

I’m 75% of the way thru my first full day at new job. Shadowing the teacher who’s leaving shows me that she’ll be a tough act to follow; I was in here on Saturday helping out for a couple of … Continue reading

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Teaching ESL abroad during a global cash crunch

Just wrapped teaching at a company here in Vietnam, and decided to hang out a little while and update my blog before heading out to do some voice recording. Could be some of what I write here is of use … Continue reading

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Alpha closes, new chapter begins+no time for Vietnamese commercial

Here’s a link to a story about my old school being closed, I had wondered why I kept emailing my manager for my schedule when I was coming back from Canada and yet he never replied…. http://en.baomoi.com/Info/Teachers-students-hit-by-English-training-centers-sudden-closure/3/262449.epi “On Saturday many … Continue reading

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Interviews and offers and back in Saigon

Rainy season showers and thunder are making a racket as I type this, back in Saigon at last. I’ve actually been back for a week, and one certainly gets in a lot of living in this town! The noise, the … Continue reading

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