Future tense perfect past progressive

Starting a new job is almost always at least a bit stressful, yes? There are so many things to learn: procedures and rules, getting to know all the new people and trying to remember their names (let alone trying to pronounce them correctly), actually performing the job….you know, learning the ropes. I’d taken an online ‘TEFL’ course while I was still in Chico as preparation … Continue reading Future tense perfect past progressive

Ho hum…..

Busy, busy, busy…..  Since I last wrote, I’ve moved from Hanoi to Thai Binh.  I’ve settled into my small yet sufficient room.  I’ve taught one class so far.  ….and I’ve been struggling with either another cold or just remnants of gunk left in my lungs from Hanoi.  With cleaner air here in Thai Binh, I’m hoping that’ll clear up soon.  The class I taught was … Continue reading Ho hum…..

Job Posting – Native English Speaker for talking

Two days ago I had a one day job in a small city 2 hours outside of Hanoi.  In this job I was to stand around, smile, look Anglo-Saxon and speak English.  No, really.  Luckily for them, they’d hired a professional….I can do that stuff with my eyes closed.  I was picked up by the administrator…..or something…of the school.  We also stopped and picked up … Continue reading Job Posting – Native English Speaker for talking