For almost nine years now (since 2009), I have been teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) over in Eastern Europe, and one thing I can say for certain, is that...
The traditional system of teaching English as a foreign language... Along with all of the text-books, and administrators of the various language schools (both traditional and on-line)...
I started GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! right about the time that I started teaching English. At first I thought it would be so great to share my experiences and blah blah blah... Nobody reads those kind of blogs exept the blogger's mother. But there was more...
I soon realized that -- like many other "Native English Speakers" who start out teaching English as a way to stay in another country -- I didn't really know anything about grammar. So in an effort to lose that feeling of being a fraud, I gave up on writing any posts for a couple of years.
I Was Enlightened!!!
I had a mystical experience one night while lucid dreaming. I suddenly realized that I completely comprehended grammar!!! I could actually see the "system" behind it, and how it
Actually Made Sense!!!
(Imagine My Shock)
Not only could I answer any of the grammar questions that any of my students asked me about, I could actually explain WHY it was the way it was, in a way that they could comprehend.
Shortly thereafter, I started to notice something else...
A VERY large amount of the material in the text-books and the lessons that I had to use for my lessons...
About the same time, I was teaching English classes at a web-hosting company and remembered that I had this blog with an awesome name and thought that I should revive it. So I bought the domain name so I could self-host it instead of keeping it on Wordpress, and got back to work.
The first couple years were like speaking to an empty theater. But as time went on and as I experimented with different formats, I started to grow. However, I never really got into mailing lists because I wasn't really selling anything and I really didn't want to have a site that was crowded with tons of ads.
So that's why I'm here now
I want to keep GiveMeSomeEnglish!!! free, but I am also working very hard to take it to the next level. I am currently working to ad on-line classes and self-paced learning exercises on a sub-domain called "Get Yer Ass To Class!!!"... "English Class That Actually Don't Suck!!!
I would greatly appreciate the help of those of you who need to continue their English language learning, and those of you who just want to help out.
<h5 style="text-align: center;">Thanks</h5>Have An Excellent Day,