Author: Joshua Yardley

Teaching English in Indonesia: They Call Me Guru, Part 2: Culture Shock

When most people think of culture shock, food and hygiene typically come to mind. While I certainly miss green chili and deep dish pizza at the moment, I have greater struggles. I have been a teacher for 7 years, and half of my tenure has been in the United States. Working in America is something […]

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Teaching English in Indonesia: They Call Me Guru, Part 1

Apa bahasa Indonesia ‘teacher’? How do you say ‘teacher’ in Indonesian? The answer: guru. Over the last year and a half, I have had the good fortune of working at Bridge Denver as a teacher trainer on both our IDELT and the CELTA course. In that time, I helped over 150 new teachers obtain certification […]

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