A Not so Typical Day

Wednesday started a typical day; I awoke at 6 to finish my lesson plan then grabbed a quick breakfast before walking to the TEFL office.  Passing all the rickshaw drivers and sellers that drive me insane – NO I don’t want a taxi, NO I don’t want bananas, NOOOO I don’t want to buy tiger balm, hmmm let me think – NOOOOOO I don’t want a wooden violin!!!!  I start … Continue reading

Teaching Year 4

The TEFL course has been full on over the last week. If I haven’t had class, I have been doing assignments or preparing lesson plans. I am sooooo exhausted :o( I thought at least I’d have weekends off. I had my second teaching practice today. I really enjoyed my class today; they were year 4, so about 9 years old. They were sooo adorable. My lesson was about the weather; … Continue reading

Crazy Idea to go to Chitwan

Baby Elephants

Over lunch at McDonal’s (a fast food restaurant much, much better than Maccie D’s), Emily, one of the other TEFL students, was discussing going to Chitwan for the weekend.   At the time it seemed a good idea and so I agreed to share taxi, especially since the waiter at McDonal’s said it would only cost 2500 rupees (about $30). After class I rushed back to the hotel room to throw … Continue reading

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