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More about the London School in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Questions asked by readers looking for help on this Central Asian school are answered.
Long or short, a holiday is a holiday, right? Well, yes and no. A holiday’s basic definition (to me) would be the escape from normal life, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s a relaxing and do nothing sort of ordeal. A holiday means different things to different types of travelers; it’s the reason that some people feel that long-term… Read more
With language lessons, I was forced to be introduced to a culture each and everyday. Our teachers would take us out to excursions, and share their family dishes. It was easy because it was part of the program, so that meant there wasn’t any awkward breaking the ice that would come with finding randoms on the street.
I get quite a few emails asking me about The London School in Bishkek. In case you were wondering, Bishkek is in Kyrgyzstan, and The London School in Bishkek is actually a fantastic little language school there – yes, a REAL place!
When I was first searching for things I could do in Kyrgyzstan… Read more, I got the idea
For seven long weeks I lasted as a regular in the Kyrgyz family… Read more. Somehow, now when I think back, I don’t know how I did it.
Some days were more trying than others. As a complete newbie to Russian, I quickly realized just how much brain power I expended at my lessons constantly thinking, translating and deciphering all day
When a language is just so different from your native tongue, the best thing you can do is to forget about any preconceived notions you have about language structure and just attempt to learn it like a child.
I learned my lesson the hard way… Read more – by spending countless portions of class time hounding my poor teachers as to why
I have to apologize again for the late post. I was tagged a while ago now by Michael of The Mobile Lawyer blog to make a post on all the avoidable mistakes I’ve made in order to help others out in their travels.
… Read moreWell, the reason it took me so long is because I just couldn’t think of much! For
One of the perks of being involved with a language school is meeting all the interesting people that come and go. We have a nice little community of people to hang out with, which also opens the door for meeting other Kyrgyz families. This week, Ryan and I were invited over to Jamie’s host family’s “mansion” for a typical dinner… Read more
Just wanted to do a quick post on the place we are currently staying at in San Pedro. This is a video we did of the school´s dorm (I know our families would like to see where we are staying). We are taking Spanish with Casa Rosario… Read more, which is very cheap here in San Pedro. There are other cheaper
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