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Jan 20, 2022

This is PART 2 of the interview with Eugeniu aka Lingo Junkie from Moldova.

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Vocabulary list further below!

Time Stamps:

04:28 Working as a business analyst in the US

05:48 Becoming an English teacher

08:05 What is the CELTA certificate?

11:09 Taking the CELTA online: his experience

29:03 Some last important words about the CELTA

32:17 YouTube channel Lingo Junkie

38:57 Happy Friday (song)

42:06 Other projects of Eugeniu

45:44 Favourite English expressions (you're off the hook)

52:09 To take sth. with a pinch of salt / with a grain of salt

47:58 Expression And All That Jazz

54:30 Outro / Happy Friday song by Lingo Junkie


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Exchange program: an arrangement in which people from different countries visit each other's country, perhaps to strengthen links between them or to improve foreign language skills.

An acceleration: increase in speed or rate. So that your language skills will improve faster.

TEFL: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

SAT: Scholastic Aptitude Test, later: Scholastic Assessment Test

The ACT: originally an abbreviation of American College Testing, is a standardized test used for college admissions in the United States.

TOEFL: Test Of English as a Foreign Language

Jargon: special words or expressions used by a profession or group that are difficult for others to understand.

"legal jargon"

At a certain point: some day, at some point.

Altruistic (/altruːˈɪstɪk/): showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish.

CELTA: Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

A fee: a payment made to a professional person or to a professional or public body in exchange for advice or services.

To refund: to pay back (money)

In air quotes: also called finger quotes (see also "scare quotes"), are virtual quotation marks formed in the air with one's fingers when speaking. (more information on Wikipedia)

In that sense: In this sentence "in that sense" means "because of what I just said, it's true that..."

Down the road: in the future (informal, used especially used in North America)

Hands-on: practical

To touch on something: deal briefly with a subject in written or spoken discussion.

Technologically savvy people: f you describe someone as having savvy, you think that they have a good understanding and practical knowledge of something. [informal] (see. Collinsdictionary)

Supervised: watched over by someone.

Deliverables:  a product of a development process. The product that you produces you need to deliver to the school.

Graded: give a mark to (a student or a piece of work).

Just kind of a side note here: a marginal note in a text. (Eugeniu wanted to add sth. that might not be as important as the other things mentioned before)

An assessor: a person who evaluates the quality of a person or thing

An accreditation body: An accreditation body is an organisation delegated to make decisions, on behalf of the higher education sector, about the status, legitimacy or appropriateness of an institution, or programme

This is a legitimate certificate: conforming to the law or to rules.

Dunno: = I don't know (slang)

Associated with: (of a person or thing) connected with something else.

Messed up:  to make a mistake / to do something incorrectly 

An ESL teacher: English as a Second Language teacher. Teachers specialize in helping non-native speakers of all ages and levels learn the formal grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation of spoken and written English.

On point: relevant and appropriate to what is happening or being discussed. 

Busy work: work that keeps a person busy but has little value in itself. (negative connotation)

Submit a lot of, forms: To send in a lot of documents.

Community feeling: better: Sense of community: a feeling that members have of belonging, a feeling that members matter to one another and to the group, and a shared faith that members' needs will be met through their commitment to be together."

Liaising: act as a link to assist communication between (people or groups).

The better way to put it: What a nice way to put it!That's a very pleasant way of saying it!

A transition: the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another

A backstory: a history or background created for a fictional character in a film or television programme (here: the history of the story: detailed information)

Affordable: inexpensive; reasonably priced

A hobbyist: a person who pursues a particular hobby

You're off the hook: no longer in difficulty or trouble