What does an actual Chilean recommend in Chile?

Sara, one of my English students, wrote this short article as part of her class homework. The goal was to write a convincing tourism article for a magazine or blog. Sara is in her 20s, and is studying English Education. She’s also improving her fluency and skills through English classes with me at Learn for

Was I prepared to go to Chile? Yes…and no.

When I received the phone call about an opportunity to teach English in Chile, I kept my cool. But inside, I was jumping, ecstatic. After the phone call, the inside jumping turned into literal outside jumping. I bounded around the house and shouted. Luckily, I was by myself. I always had an interest in foreign

Why my heart is full this March

It’s been awhile, hasn’t it? Well, I’m glad to be back and blogging. Tomorrow, Monday, I begin teaching English again, after a summer pause. (Summer in Chile! Working on sending the sun back to Minnesota!) This past week has been full of phone calls and e-mails and teacher-student meetings. Tomorrow and Tuesday, 12 students will

“What about the end of the world, Chelsea?”

Hello friends and family, both in Chile and in the States! Every time I sit down to write, I find it extremely hard to choose what to write about. There are hundreds of potential stories, potential topics. I will have lived in Chile for 1 year as of Nov. 18th, 2012, and I could get

How to: properly attend a Chilean wedding

For those who live in or are visiting Chile, I hope this post serves as a guide if you are invited to a Chilean wedding. For those who are Stateside, I hope you are educated and entertained by my reflections on this aspect of Chilean culture! Without further ado, your guide to attending a Chilean

Notes from the Classroom (October 2012, #01): Blessings from Challenges

I’m starting a series in my blog called “Notes from the Classroom.” In these posts, you can expect to find a brief and detail-packed update on my English classes, and on our evangelism and church activities.  (PS: Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog! Enter your e-mail in the box to the right.)  Hello! I’ve
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