Category Archives: Work

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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End of the first year

If you are an English teacher like us, the end of the year for you is not in December, but whenever classes are over some time in the summer. And yes, it’s holiday time!

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Mr President, welcome to Kayseri or who doesn`t like a red carpet

Last week, Abdullah Gul, the 11th and current president of Turkey, visited both our universities. I had never seen a leader of a country so close, and Mike even got to shake hands with him! Here it is – Mike … Continue reading

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My name is Teacher

Three weeks ago I finally submitted the huge translation project I had been working on since we arrived to Kayseri. I was all geared up to update my LinkedIn profile, build an online portfolio and start looking for a job … Continue reading

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Workaholism is not contagious

From the moment we landed in Novosibirsk, we`ve been dying to get back to teaching full-time.  We`ve hardly been back a week when Mike was invited to speak at a conference for ESL teachers at Novosibirsk State Pedagogical University. This … Continue reading

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