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Glass Dishes and Plastic Swords: A Day at the Zoo

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
To me, the zoo has always been a magical place. I didn’t get to visit very often when I was a child, however, as it was at least an hour’s drive away and expensive,…

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Leaving the Nest

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Living in Georgia amplifies the strangeness of time… endless village afternoons playing nardi at the birzha have a twilight effect and suddenly you’re looking back wondering what in hell fire that whirlwind of soupras…

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Goodbyes

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
I’m starting to get used to goodbyes. As a TLG volunteer just rounding out my second year, this is now old hat. The friends I’ve made over the past months will go their separate…

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WENDY’S

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Sixteen years ago – in May, 1996 – two of my friends and I got ticket vouchers for the advance screening of a movie called Independence Day. This was before the marketing for the…

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Evidence of Progress

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
One of the most rewarding things about the end of the term is the abundance of evidence that I have made a difference in my school. Any time I spend in the hallways corresponds…

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English: A Georgian Language?

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Over four months into my one year TLG placement in Telavi, I have noticed that although there are English speakers in this city, Georgian is the language of the majority. When I moved in…

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Teaching how to teach?

Originally posted on Making a Difference:
Things are changing for the education system here in Georgia, specifically in regards to English, and they’re changing quickly. As we all know, native English speakers have been brought in, the required language for…

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