My Articles

Confessions of an ESL Teacher

Rewarding Kids with Candy

It's always nice to positively reinforce good behavior and hard work among the students.  However, there are some rewards which need to be administered with great diligence.  I had to learn the hard way.

How not-to Discipline Children

When teaching, there are always going to be students who create problems.  The real issue is how those situations are handled.  In this case, I certainly crossed a line.  


The Mines of Potosi, Bolivia

There are some tours which people go on not for pleasure, but for an experience.  Entering into the dark mines of Cerro Rico is an unforgettable one.

A Lesson in Korean Konglish

When languages collide there's more of an overlap as opposed to a barrier.  English and Korean have collided to create the fascinating sublanguage of Konglish.

Teaching Resources

Restaurant Role Play Exercise

Creative thinking is a great way to elicit a students' speaking skills.  Here is an activity that learners of all ages can have fun with.

Volunteering Abroad 

Volunteer Testimonial from Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos

Working at the orphanage of Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos was an incredibly profound experience.  It was a part of my life that I'll never forget.

Building Lives, Building Houses (Working with Habitat for Humanity in Costa Rica)
Habitat for Humanity gave me the chance to work hard at work worth doing.  There's nothing quite like helping build a house for a family in need.

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