Tag Archives: Italian

Making the Teacher Speechless

Teaching a new class can be hard. You’ve got to walk into the room and win them over.  When the students’ level is lower, this is more theatrics, and slow and clear speaking.  When the class is quite advanced, this … Continue reading

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A Pizza by Any Other Name….

  Recently I found myself in a situation which has sparked a bit of discussion amongst my students. Normally, as an ESL teacher, I would welcome any topic that provokes a lot of discussion–as long as it isn’t full of … Continue reading

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Drinking, Flirting and Living

I am unsure as to how exactly it transpired. At best, all I can do is report the incident as faithfully as my memory will allow and move one.  You see, this is a story in which the hero (me, … Continue reading

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August 19, 2014: Outside the Comfort Zone with Gnocchi, Beer and Friend

It was an Italian restaurant, cleverly disguising itself as a bakery, with small tables in a series of rooms entered in from off the main street that I found myself and a friend in today.  The workday was over, but … Continue reading

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May 16, 2014 Beauty Under The Sun

It isn’t hard to find an attractive woman.  I see them all the time.  It is rare, however, to find a beautiful woman who can completely stun you.  This happened to me today. I ran into a woman I had … Continue reading

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