Monday, February 21, 2011

NELTA 16th Annual Conference

I'm at the Nepali English Language Teachers Association Conference in Kathmandu and Pokhara from February 17-24. I will be giving a 50-minute talk entitled "The Classroom Dynamic in Texas and Lalitpur" at 11:50 on February 23rd in Pokhara. If you are in town and want to hear somebody rant about the Texas educational system and teaching realia from signposts and music, come check it out! All of the other ETAs in Nepal and in several other countries will be giving talks as well.

Here's the NELTA website and conference information.

NELTA provides training and support and placed us in our schools. At the same time as the NELTA conference there is an international conference of Fulbright English Teaching Assistants from the region, which this year will be held in Kathmandu and Pokhara so as to coincide with the NELTA conference.

The Fulbright researchers, by the way, have their own international conference, which this year will be held in Goa and will coincide with Carnivale. Not that I'm bitter... Actually, I'm really looking forward to meeting the ETAs from other countries to see how our experiences differ. And they are setting us all up at a posh resort in Godavari, so there's no complaining from over here. I'll let you know how it all goes!


  1. Unrelated: "I'M SO NOT BITTER" is a spectacular goldmine for hilarious anagrams.

  2. My favorite is "Mintiest robot." For James, there's "Bio, it torments." There are lots of lewd ones. You can find those yourself: