Monthly Archives: February 2012


It’s the Thursday before carnival weekend.  Preparations are being made throughout the town. The lights are up, the burger and hot dog stalls are in place, there are fluorescent wigs and plastic hats fluttering in the wind in the cathedral … Continue reading

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One size does not fit all – a guest post by Sirja Bessero

Sirja is Estonian. She teaches English at a design college in Sierre in the Swiss Alps. We met recently over coffee and croissant at the ETAS annual conference in Yverdon.  We fell so easily into conversation it felt like we’d … Continue reading

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The times they are a-changing

I love this image – I admit that the link may not be immediately obvious – but it’s a great way to kick off a blog post.  Thanks Ian – and thanks #eltpics ! And now for the blog post – … Continue reading

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