Category Archives: notes from the TEFL graveyard

Ten blogs that are dead (to TEFL) but are still worth reading

I’ve been nominated by a couple of people to take part in‘vale a pena ficar de olho nesse blog’. This translates as “Try to find ten blogs that no one has nominated yet, like a birthday boy who is having … Continue reading

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The most TEFLtastic attempts at humour in 2009

Wasn’t a great year for humour on TEFLtastic (must be taking my job seriously in my old age?!), but I did manage my most successful spoof yet, if not quite up to the standard of UN to Ban Unnecessary Languages: Don’t Do the … Continue reading

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Has the TEFL blogging zeitgeist changed?

Posting those hilarious highlights from English Teacher X and contrasting When I Am a TEFL Billionaire Part One and Part Two has made me wonder whether something fundamental has changed in the last 562* blogging years that TEFLtastic has been … Continue reading

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The TEFLtasticest attempts at humour 2008

You know one of those episodes of Malcolm in the Middle or The Simpsons where they splice together lots of old clips with a few new bits and a dubious storyline? Well, this isn’t like that … because I couldn’t … Continue reading

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TEFLtastic policy document and manifesto

Having been attacked by another person who has worked in a national university in Japan (what is wrong with these people- too much time on their hands or no one to talk to because the Japanese staff freeze them out??), … Continue reading

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