Teach and Learn with Georgia: Reflections

Teach and Learn with Georgia (TLG) is a project established by the Ministry of Education and Science of Georgia (MES) aiming to recruit 1,000 native English speakers who are willing to teach English at Georgian schools for 2010-2011 academic year. The first wave of teachers arrived in Georgia in the end of July; Georgian government expects that by the end of 2010 all 1,000 will be in Georgia and will start to teach. Any native English speaker who is interested in the project may register on the official website of the program They should provide personal information, describe why they would like to participate, send a copy of their passport and provide other necessary documents; all of these and additional information may be found on the website of TLG. Besides the fact that they will be educating Georgian schoolchildren, MES hopes that teachers will learn about Georgia and when they return to their home countries they will share stories with family and friends, therefore they will promote Georgia.

Several teachers who already began their program in Georgia started their own blogs where they share their experience with relatives, friends and others who are interested in the matter. Teachers write about everything: their students, cultural experiences, sex, Georgian cuisine and etc. Let’s take a look at some interesting entries: (more…)