Eating at an agri-risto out in the countryside of Sardinia is an absolute must if you’re visiting the island or live here. An agri-risto (agri-restau in English) is a picturesque, agricultural restaurant that offers high-quality dishes with food that has been locally produced using eco-friendly farming techniques. I’ve lived in the island’s capital, Cagliari, now […]
One of the first things I wrote while on the CMP course was to write a slogan that ‘reflects your character.’ Mine was ‘Ticking the funny boxes since 1964.’ It was an interesting, and surprisingly difficult, exercise! Can thoroughly recommend it if you have time to reflect on yourself and create a slogan.
Last summer, I taught English for Academic Purposes or EAP at a UK university for the first time. It was on a 10-week pre-sessional course at Birmingham University from 11th July to 20th September 2019. I had a class of fourteen Chinese undergraduate students aiming to get onto the Money, Banking and Finance degree course. […]
This is the story of a school. A school that’s going in one direction only, just like its name; UP. A story set on the island of Sardinia, in the city of Cagliari. A story of pupils, from nursery school age through to middle school, who spend their day at one of the three school […]
Copywriting is about words that open up a whole wide world. It uses words to sell. And if it’s done right, it can go global. Words and oysters When it comes to words and oysters, where better to start than with David Ogilvy’s ‘Guinness Guide to Oysters’ advert. It’s an icon of 50s advertising. It’s […]
Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is about words that open up a whole wide world to you. It’s about teaching a language. And when you get a certificate in TEFL, you can literally get a job anywhere. And quickly. This article is for those of you thinking of getting into TEFL. Who gets into […]