Category Archives: Studying

The silver lining

It’s been over 6 months since we had to flee Turkey as the post-coup crackdown started to affect foreign staff who worked for the universities closed down after the coup. When I first arrived, still in shock over how abruptly … Continue reading

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Hello from the other side

My name is Yulia and it has been 9 months 6 days since my last blog post. Not quite a year but definitely a long time – and I stopped blogging right in the middle of describing our epic trip … Continue reading

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The last 4 weeks flew by in a blur of assignments, teaching practice and input sessions. They have been the 4 most intense weeks of my life.We`ll get our provisional grades and course reports next week, the final grades and … Continue reading

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Still mind-boggled

I`m halfway through my CELTA! I`m planning and teaching lessons even in my sleep. Spent the whole of the last weeking working on my assignment and a lesson plan, and it paid off:

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