Review: Teaching at English Unlimited, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

I worked at this school for just a few days short of one year, from July 2016-July 2017. This is my detailed take away from my time there. Short version: The city is great, the school isn’t. Pros San Luis Potosi is the perfect size. It’s not too large (less than 1 million people), but … Continue reading Review: Teaching at English Unlimited, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

I’m featured on Teaching Traveling!

I’m famous! OK, not exactly, but I’m honored to be interviewed for Teaching Traveling–a blog focused on teaching professionals who want to use travel experiences to enrich not only their lives but their classrooms. The entire article can be found here. Putting this article together has really given me a chance to review the last … Continue reading I’m featured on Teaching Traveling!

My first week of teaching in Mexico

8/2/2016 Last night was my first night to teach classes. I’d been given only the text book, in advance. I wasn’t given the attendance sheets or information about how many would be in my class and very little on how to proceed. One of the three secretaries speaks almost no English. Naturally, she was the … Continue reading My first week of teaching in Mexico

Cooler weather, but more uncertainty on the teaching front

8/21/2015 I’m feeling better today. I was a bum the entire morning yesterday and then wandered around the Levent area all late afternoon and evening. I needed a distraction and am glad to have gotten it, but the heat didn’t make it much fun. Honestly, if I had a place to teach that I knew … Continue reading Cooler weather, but more uncertainty on the teaching front

I can’t English today

4/30/15 Teaching English to beginners will be the death of my vocabulary. Many of the teachers, when having a bad day, say, “I can’t English today.” It’s a joke, since modal verbs like “can” are very tough for non-native speakers. You really don’t see how crazy English is until you try to teach it. There … Continue reading I can’t English today