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Day 46: Teaching English in Ukraine – How I Got My Teaching Gig in Kiev

Day 46: Sportin' My Teacher Look
I get quite a few emails asking me about how I got my job teaching English in Ukraine, so now is as good a time as ever to divulge my lovely bits of insider information. If you happen to be one of those interested in an extended immersion into this former Soviet country,… Read more
February 15, 2011 · Continue Reading · 26
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Americans Don't Speak English

I’ve probably mentioned it before, but a large part of the English-speaking Western world actually believes that Americans don’t speak English. So, what exactly do we Americans speak? American! Look, I’ll give it to the Brits that perhaps their English is the more proper and correct version. They did, after all, father the language. We Americans then took it and… Read more
December 24, 2009 · Continue Reading · 29
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Getting Caught Up: Part 3

Now for the final part in the series of “Getting Caught Up” by Brooke vs. the World. The Entrance: There’s a fishing town up north actually called The Entrance that a bunch of my friends here go to. Someone has a shack up there (basically a run-down tiny house) with loads of beds that everyone can sleep in, so it… Read more
May 5, 2009 · Continue Reading · 1
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Getting Caught Up: Part 1

I apologize for the delay in new posts. I’ve had every intention of posting updates, but whenever I thought about it, I was just too tired. Brooke has been super busy! I almost didn’t have time to remind myself to breathe, which is pretty scary, but let’s just say I’ve been busy for a reason. In the process, this is… Read more
May 2, 2009 · Continue Reading · 2
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A Day at the Zoo

Who likes the zoo?! I do, I do! It was quite amusing that the day before I went to the zoo here in Sydney, I was actually teaching a young Korean girl about the zoo in English lesson. She got excited when I told her about my weekend plans, and I got excited, too. I love the zoo! The sun… Read more
March 30, 2009 · Continue Reading · 2

Fat, Unhealthy Americans

“Most Americans aren’t in good physical condition because they don’t exercise enough.” “No matter how unhealthy it maybe be, Americans love fast food.” “Who do you think is healthier: Americans or Ukrainians?” If you haven’t guessed it already, this is material I have to teach. At first I laughed a bit. Now, I find myself getting angry. The amount of… Read more
February 24, 2009 · Continue Reading · 21

What has been the best year of your life?

In one of my conversation clubs in school here in Ukraine, I asked my students what the best year of their life has been. Questions like these, followed with a simple, “Why?”, are a great way to get them all to talk (my main goal for my classes), while also killing a ton of class time. However, a lot of… Read more
January 15, 2009 · Continue Reading · 6

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