Dispatches of a Teacher on the Front Line

Front line

Dispatches of a Teacher on the Front Line
I was doing a talk with some ELT teachers at a school in the Bekaa valley in Lebanon in 2015, in a charming town called Zahle, only a few miles from the Syrian border. It’s unusual for people to walk out of my talks before they finish – politeness usually overrides boredom - and people manage to stay on until the bitter end. On this occasion three or four teachers left the talk rapidly, part of the way through. I must have looked rather offended as the organiser came to speak to me . . .

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