Posts under ‘Work’

Living and working in Pohnpei

Below is the link to an excellent article about living and working in Pohnpei. It’s quite a long article; below is only an excerpt. Of course, it’s most useful to those considering moving to Pohnpei, but it’s also a good resource for someone considering a move to Micronesia in general, and may be a good […]

What’s on your social site?

This might be a good article for the seniors: 45% of Employers Now Screen Social Media Profiles We all know that employers are getting savvy to social networking sites and the information we share online. But what you may not know is that a recently conducted survey shows that nearly 1 in 2 companies are […]

Wacky excuses for being late to work

This is clearly a corny article with an even cornier list of excuses, but it could serve to stimulate a fun activity. Working in small groups, I would first have students either choose one of the excuses or, better yet, make up a new one, perhaps one more relevant to local culture and living. Next, […]

Option for teachers in Taiwan

My students in Taiwan are often surprised to learn that native speakers of Chinese are being recruited to teach Chinese in K-12 schools in the U.S. There is currently a teacher glut in Taiwan, and most graduates of teacher training programs here find it very difficult to find a teaching position. This is a good […]

Desk rage spoils workplace for many Americans

This is an interesting, timely article with language that is accessible to my students. But most of them have never worked, at least not in full-time jobs. Many if not most have probably worked part time, so perhaps this article would be relevant for them. Not surprisingly, it will be filed in the work category. […]