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Evidence of Progress

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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?

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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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Wakey, Wakey, and a Self Enforced Time out

Just a few of the messages on facebook this morning in Georgia…… “Interesting way to start the day with an earthquake. Got to school to find that all the children had been sent home but all the teachers were locked … Continue reading

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The Georgians’ Language

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The Georgian language is old. It’s unrelated to other languages. It has an aorist tense, whatever that means. “Mankana” means both “car” and “machine”. These are things you can learn from books. But the…

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The Word On The Street

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Georgia has a fairly fresh-faced drive on, to make English the official 2nd language of the country, when I say fairly fresh-faced, I mean it’s a matter of 2 years really, give or take…

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Thinking Outside the Book

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A couple months ago, I was lucky enough to hit the oh-so-important milestone for the Tbilisi volunteer – I was offered a second job. Tbilisi is expensive, and the array of western options not…

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Giorgi, Luka, Aleko and Vaso

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Upon reading an inquiry as to whether English use has increased around me, the faces of four young Georgians popped into my head: Giorgi, Luka, Aleko and Vaso (disclosure – the names of all…

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