Can you repeat that? Anyone for a smoke…

What’s your favourite phrasal verb? For English teachers phrasal verbs, and their students’ inability to learn and use them, often prove to be one of the more frustrating parts of the job. We use phrasal verbs every day. When we wake up, put on our clothes, or even bring something up at work. The same…

Can you repeat that? Take my phone, please!

I’m going to take you back a couple of years. Back to Marchena, the town I spent my first year when I first moved to Spain in 2014. I’ll admit, I sometimes miss Marchena. The town epitomised the easy-going Andalusian way of life. To this day I still miss its cafés, its jamón, and of course…

Can you repeat that? A new series on life in the classroom.

I’ve been picking my brain for a while now, close to a year I’d say. Since arriving in Spain, I’ve dabbed in video, audio and photography – but very little writing. Something had to change. For the last three years I’ve worked as a language teacher both in Dublin and Seville, and it’s something that…

Winter, we meet again!

!Qué frío! I find myself downstairs at half past seven on a day I don’t start work until four in the afternoon. Outside, my neighbours leave for work in intervals of five to ten minutes – dressed to the nines in hats, jackets and scarves. Our kettle continues to boil (we have a very slow…