Cultural Differences

Today, we covered culture differences.  Here are some interesting differences and most are considered very disrespectful if not adhered to: Thankyou is not necessary; However, the elder brother must say thankyou to the younger brother, but the younger brother must not say thankyou to the elder brother; Never use the first name of your elders.  Depending on their age in relative to my dad, I would call someone else’s father … Continue reading

TEFL Day 3: 1st Day at School

Preparing Lesson

Preparing Lesson I did not sleep very well last night; there was a terrible thunderstorm around midnight, a chorus of drunks and to top it off, I was feeling a bit apprehensive about today as it was to be my first day in the classroom.  Since I had to go to school I had to wear smart clothes – hmmm there is limited choice amongst my trekking gear.  Luckily, I … Continue reading

TEFL – Day 2

Our first class today was grammar, booo!!!  I can just about manage verbs and nouns.  However, I had a few wires springing out of my head when the teacher started talking about pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, determiners and conjunctions.  Boing!!  Until today I had never heard of determiners and conjunctions, did I miss that class in school? :oS See how well you can do, describe this sentence in terms of … Continue reading

TEFL – Day 1

The last few days I have been very lazy: relaxing in coffee shops, finishing two novels and squeezing in my Nepali classes.  However, all good things must come to an end and my lazing around in Kathmandu ended today with the start of my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) course. There are 4 students in the class: an Irish guy who seems more of a party goer than … Continue reading