Back in Cuenca

Back in Cuenca and Ready to Start TeachingGuayaquil, Gualaceo, Cuenca, Ingapirca, Cajas National Park, Quito, Otavalo, Bahia de Caraquez, Canoa, Banos, Riobamba, and Alausi. Those’re the Ecuadorian towns and cities and sights we’ve visited during the last month. And now we’re back in Cuenca. I’m ready to settle down and start teaching. QuitoTwo weeks ago, […]

What’s on tap

The TEFL Course: Successfully CompletedTonight I’ll be awarded my certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). It’s been a busy week–classes in the morning, student teaching in the evening, and a short research project thrown in for good measure. We also had to pass a rather difficult grammar test yesterday. I can know […]

First week and a half in Ecuador

My First Week-and-a-Half in Ecuador My first ten days in Ecuador have been wonderful. What I’ve Been Up To:I flew into Guayaquil, the country’s biggest city, on Christmas night. Guayaquil’s a large, humid, unattractive metropolis. I met up with my fellow TEFL students at the airport, and, the next day, we walked around the city’s […]