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Monday, February 22nd, 2021

When I was a child at school, we were awarded gold, silver or bronze (red) star stickers for doing well on tasks. We were encouraged to WEAR these stickers on our foreheads for the rest of the school ... See more

Sunday, February 21st, 2021
BuzzFeed Video

I remind my students that doing English with me is a walk in the park compared to French.

How do you say "I can't speak french" in french?

Friday, February 19th, 2021
Whoever or Whomever? - The Office (Digital Exclusive)

Whoever? Whomever? Hmmm...
https://youtu.be/7XmgCljZFWU

Is "whomever" the formal version of "whoever"? Is it a made-up word to confuse students? The fine people of Dunder Mifflin have their thoughts.Streaming now ...

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

This particular dinosaur was prob the least popular amongst his peers.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
Engelska för lönekonsulter - kurs som lär dig affärsengelska

Payroll peeps: I'm teaching a one-day course on Payroll English through SRF Konsulterna again. As I'll be on camera through the internet machine, you can participate from the comfort of wherever you ... See more

Arbetar du med lön och behöver kommunicera på engelska? Gå kursen i affärsengelska och lär dig engelska lönebegrepp och utveckla dig muntligt & skriftligt.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2021
5 tabbar att undvika när du mejlar på engelska | Chef

I just found out that I was referenced in this article in "Chef" back in 2019. This was news to me. My fame sneaks up on me sometimes 😉 https://chef.se/5-tabbar-att-undvika-nar-du-mejlar-pa-engelska/

Många svenska chefer ser sig nog som hyfsat bra på engelska, men vissa av våra mejlvanor ter sig obegripliga för utländska kontakter. Här är några nitar du lätt kan undvika.

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021
I put my cat Wayne in the Godzilla vs Kong trailer

Wayne's silent disdain is more of a threat to the planet than anything else. (FYI: he also does not like sloppy spelling mistakes)

He's not a good boy

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

The Stockholm Globe is an event arena but also the ’sun’ in Sweden’s model solar system. I live and walk close to the surface of this ’sun’ every day. I still need to wear a winter coat in ... See more

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Marking exams in a café, and this little guy decided to cozy up to me. Not a bad start to a Wednesday.

Monday, February 8th, 2021

This morning's chat room screen shot. I've managed to charm the masses once again (BTW, I told them they could get extra points if they showed their cats on camera).

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