Is the Spanish timetable getting you down? Blame Hitler!

I wrote this article 10 years ago, in 2013. Those were different times. The Partido Popular was in charge, and we were in year five of the Great

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Translating DOS-Speak: What your director of studies is really saying

Wanna know what your Director of Studies really means when he talks? You’re in the right place. So here goes… I guess you’re teaching English in Spain –

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How to Make Money as a Language School Owner: Pimping for Fun and Profit

What do an escort service and a language school have in common? More than you might imagine. For one thing, they both semi- or illegally employ a lot

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Translation Disasters: The Best in Place Over Cup Special

This bar is on Calle Capitán Haya, in the north of Madrid and two doors down from the United Nations World Tourism Organization. I have been walking past

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Teaching English in Madrid: the TEFL Job Interview

Ready to start teaching English in Madrid? Imagine… You’re a fresh-faced, idealistic young English speaker, recently moved to Spain. You’re wearing your best pair of board shorts and

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Top 3 ways that teaching English abroad inflates your ego

Ah, the life of an expat English teacher. If you’ve been here a while, you’ve already realized that teaching English in Spain isn’t going to make you a

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Social Media Manual for Online Educators

As social media creeps into every facet of our lives, many teachers and educators are interested in incorporating these new technologies into their lessons. In order to help

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Inglés para pervertidos (English for Perverts)

I’ll be the first to admit that I sometimes fantasize about writing something much more interesting than a bunch of dry books about grammar. Writing Inglés para Principiantes

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5 reasons why living in Spain is pretty damn glamorous

You feel that? If you’ve been living in Spain for a while, I’m sure you have. You’re at home in your room in a shared flat, listening to your

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Conversation in the language school #3: Who’s the Governator of Texas?

A conversation from the language school in Madrid… Student 1: Who was the best governator of Texas? Me: Well, um… Governator is a term that’s only used for

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