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Little boy sitting on a bench with an open book on his lap, laughing
Posted on in ELTABB/Teaching

Storytime! Funniest Teaching Moments

We asked teachers about their funniest experiences in class. Here’s what we got. Clumsy Teacher When I did my CELTA at the Berlin School of English in October 2016, one of the students asked me during the break what the word ‘clumsy’ meant. He seemed to understand the meaning, but was struggling to use it.… Keep Reading

Picture of Berlin museum and TV tower from the river, with red vine leaves on the left
Posted on in Berlin/History

Zeitreise: Living in Berlin as an English Teacher in the 90s

What was life like in post-wall Berlin for an English teacher from abroad, in a time before the internet and social media? How have things changed since then? Does British politeness go with Berliner Schnauze? Paul has the answers. This evening, I’m meeting Paul Hewitson at Café Bleibtreu where he hosts his weekly English Stammtisch.… Keep Reading

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