A day in the life of… Maia Tkemaladze

Teaching in Georgia can feel like an uphill task at times for this English teacher, but a government focus on CPD ensures she is always learning something new

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Above my school, on top of a hill, is an 18th century castle. The name of the castle is Modi Nakhe, which means “come and see” in Georgian.

Welcome to Sachkhere, the small town where I teach. It is surrounded by majestic mountains and green fields, and every day I enjoy the marvellous views of the castle and mountains as I walk or drive to work.

The school in which I teach English is more than a century old. It is an all-through, government-maintained school attended by about 600 students from all kinds of backgrounds. Lessons start at 9am and finish at 3pm or 4pm, depending on whether ...

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