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January 15, 2007

Teaching Spots- Cyprus

Dear Readers,

Have you ever thought about heading south to the Mediterranean? If so, Cyprus may be the place to go. Over Christmas, I went to Paphos, Cyprus, to visit my in-laws. With over 340 days of sunshine a year, I was tempted to stay!

Cyprus is a small island located...

... in the Mediterranean Sea and is a member of the European Union. While most people speak Greek, Turkish and English is also spoken. Because Turkey launched a two-stage invasion of the island in July 1974, it is now a divided country, with the Turkish Cypriots in the north, and the Greek Cypriots in the South, Though many ESL schools are in Nicosia, its capital, there are other schools located in Limmasol, Larnaca, and Paphos.

Cypriots are friendly and laid back people whose economy relies mainly on tourism.

There are plenty of ESL schools in Cyprus. For a list of these schools, go to: http://www.eslbase.com/schools/cyprus

For more information about teaching ESL in Cyprus, go to the British Council website: http://www.britishcouncil.org/cyprus

For a short introduction to the Greek alphabet and basic words and phrases, go to: http://www.cyprusisland.com/01_Information/basicgreek.htm

For a basic introduction to Greek mythology, go to: http://www.geocities.com/athens/acropolis/5065/grchar1.htm

If any of you have experience living, studying, or teaching in Cyprus, it'd be great to hear about your impressions of the country here.

Good luck!

Carol Rueckert
Writer, ESL Lesson Plan
E-mail: crueckert@eslemployment.com
Blog: www.esl-lesson-plan.com

"I hear, and I forget. I see, and I remember. I do, and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

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About the author of this entry:
Carol, a native English-speaker who hails from the small town of St. Joseph in Minnesota, USA, and lived and worked in China for more than 7 years. During that time, she worked with students that range in age from three to more than sixty years old. She worked in universities, private language schools, grade schools, international schools, as well as private tutoring. Besides teaching, she also worked as a head teacher, an education manager, and a material development manager. In addition to working on this newsletter, she currently writes a monthly column for Time Out Beijing. Carol is also currently working on her MA in TESOL at the Oxford Brookes University in England. Look for her posts on the ESL-Jobs-Forum discussion boards!

Posted by crueckert at January 15, 2007 03:36 AM

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