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Signing up for Lengua de Signos Española

Some English-language assistants find themselves at Spanish schools where Euskara or Catalan is the norm. At my high school, however, the most common second language isn’t English or…

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The Sorrento Shift

It was a miracle we made it to our destination. Between the wedding madness and jetlag, our bodies didn’t recognize north from south. In Rome, the train to Naples…

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Media Naranja

With my media naranja…and our media naranja wedding cake! Like unwanted, irrepressible weeds the chickenpox bloomed in spring. To be exact, the spots appeared two weeks before the…

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Grown-Up English: LOL Moments With ESL Students

Rifling through some blog ideas, I found a dog-eared page recording hilarious moments with my adult ESL students. I decided to focus on this subject, most of all…

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A Field Guide to the Wines of Ibiza

There’s nothing like the cold winds of February to bring about some island daydreaming. While I am most familiar with Spain’s Palma de Mallorca, I’d love to explore…

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Fill in the Blanks: Winter Edition

Hello class, and happy 2015! I’m afraid that I can’t share everything about my holidays—some teachers haven’t learned yet that private life isn’t appropriate  for classroom discussion—but I…