My name is Anna Varna and I am an English Language Teacher by education. Until 2012 I was working in Greece in various educational settings. I started teaching languages when I was still a University student back in 1992 and I still haven’t regretted it. In 2012 I moved to Brussels, Belgium where I work as a pedagogical advisor for the European Commission.
When I started this blog I was working in a small rural school in Greece and I was sharing mostly my experiences from there. When I came in Brussels the scope of my job changed and so did the topics of my posts. I still want to write about my experiences in language learning, I want to share interesting resources in a more permanent way than Twitter and Facebook, I want to connect with fellow teachers and practitioners all over the world. Most of all though I want to keep reflecting about my job with all the problems and challenges and happiness this involves!
The name of this blog is taken from a book I read many years ago. NLP in ELT by Jane Revell and Susan Norman. Its stories still resonate with me, as a teacher and as a human being. It is a note to myself, especially now, hard times and all. The answer is always…
You can also find me in twitter as @annabooklover where I tweet mostly about books, journeys, ELT (english language teaching), rarely about politics. The views expressed in this blog and in the twitter are exclusively mine.