Teaching during Times of Change: On Being a Georgian TESOL Educator in Cairo

Lori Fredricks


This reflective article describes ESL teacher training in Cairo, Egypt during the past five years. The author details her experiences with her MA students during the revolution and the military coup. She further explores how this journey has been influenced by her prior work in Tajikistan and Atlanta, Georgia and the parallels that exists across these contexts. 


applied linguistics, esl

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