Friday. Jumua Mubaraka. While this day for others means a long long sleep until the midday prayer's gathering, concerning me, I woke up early and faced the empty road toward Rouiba to teach my three little bears English. Actually, now I have two -not three, and they are kids -not bears; tho' this is how … Continue reading How the year starts [ Learning / Teaching ]
Alright. Winter holidays. I don't know why, but I always hated the vacancies... Leaving the safety of routin and facing the problems of the self was always uncomfortable for me. Leaving the social sphere of school for summer or winter time always cut the only reason why I should interact people. Also, I always felt … Continue reading Hol a Holiday? Where’s the holidays?
Today it's the 30th of November that says nothing to us Algerians but rainy weather and traffic jams. However, today is the 12th Rabi' al-awwal in the Islamic Calendar at the same time that means Mouloud. Mouloud is the remembrance of the birthday of the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him). Mawlid around the Arabic … Continue reading Mouloud / Mawlid of the Prophet (p.b.u.h)
Explaining learner variation considering the age There is a famous rumor saying Chinese is one of the most difficult languages to learn because of its strangeness. The former statement was disproven by Noam Chomsky’s generativism that claims no language’s learnability is different from one another, being Chinese or English. However, the observable fact of … Continue reading Essay: Explaining learner variation considering the age
Last Wednesday, I quit my job in the so called "Cambridge-school". Even if it was an interesting experience to teach youngsters English through playing games and following the Cambridge program, there has been a half dozen of factors why I had to quit... and one of them is the "Cambridge program". Reasons why I … Continue reading I stopped working with kids
[ My God! ] What a workday today! I am one of the most patient, coldblooded person on this planet, but I got driven crazy. :O :O :O You know - there's a series of pc-games that characterized my childhood, named NEIGHBOURS FROM HELL 1 and 2. In this series, you get a character with … Continue reading COLLEAGUES FROM HELL
If you are a Foreign Language Teacher and you are dealing with youngsters, beginners; one of the basic step that you must pass by is teaching the names of the colours. Personally, I admire this particular topic about colours; even if it may take maximum 2 classes or 3 with the examination. Basically, teaching colours … Continue reading Kids’ Classroom: Colour poems