Teacher Goes Back to School


We’ve arrived in Prague! What does that mean? (Besides copious amounts of delicious beer?) More on that later, obviously.

It means I will be starting school on Monday. Time for business. Bright eyed and bushy tailed, ready for the challenge of learning how to teach English to the citizens of the Czech Republic. The last time I was in school was in 2008. That feels like a lifetime ago. 

I worked at Full Sail University for 2 years, complaining about some students lack of attentiveness, motivation, and general dodo-birdness. (Yeah, I made it up.)  Am I going to be that student? Or the annoying one in the front that asks 300 questions? Hopefully I’m not pegged as the old married lady who should know about grammar. Seriously, has anyone read a grammar book lately? If you haven’t you should. Forget 50 Shades of Gray. These are the riveting, keep you on the edge of your seat type books. First, they make you feel stupid for not remembering what a linking verb is (I’m still not quite sure). 15 minutes later, you will turn into a zombie. Sort of like a Beverly Hills housewife after taking her afternoon “happy pills”. Drooling, confused, yet sure you have a purpose.

Czech’s would probably say I need to suck it up. I’m being a wuss. Have you seen the Czech language? Example: Můžete mi to ukázat na mapě? (Apparently means- “Can you show me on the map?”) This language is no joke. Another example: Amauri said learning Mandarin was easier to learn. MANDARIN.

My weekly schedule for class has been posted:

The daily schedule is from 10am – 6pm Monday through Friday with an hour for lunch. Every Monday you will be in the classroom all day. Then Tues – Fri you will be in the classroom in the morning from 10-1:30 with a 15 min break. Then in the afternoon you will be teaching either Tues & Thurs OR Wed & Fri. The afternoons you are not teaching you will have off to lesson plan and complete your other assignments.

I’m scared, mommy. 

On second thought, whatever. Screw you, grammar books! I got this. (By “got this”, I mean I just googled the definition of a linking verb.)

Wish me luck! 🙂

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