Who are the Bishes?

Caitlin

Caitlin is a bish between gigs. She is a dictionary dabbler and enthusiast. A lifelong love of words and languages took her from an undergraduate degree in linguistics straight to unemployment. As a bish does, Caitlin took the logical next step to English language teaching in rural Thailand… and Hong Kong… and Washington, DC where she currently rests her tiara.

A lifelong love of words and languages took her from an undergraduate degree in linguistics straight to unemployment.

This bish has master’s in theoretical and applied linguistics with a specialization in lexicography from the University of Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona which she tries not to say all in one breath. She may be espied through a window in her apartment working on her own GD dictionary, catching up on language news, and listening to podcasts in her PJs. She cares about inclusive language, language equality, neologisms, world Englishes, and bad bishes.

Kaylin

Kaylin is an ESL teacher, curriculum specialist, and teacher trainer in the Washington, DC area.  Like so many other bishes, she started at a hagwon in Korea and fell in love with English language teaching. She’s taught preschoolers in Myanmar and university students in China. She currently works with immigrant learners in an adult basic ed program and pre-service teachers in a TESOL certificate program.

Like so many other bishes, she started at a hagwon in Korea and fell in love with English language teaching.

This bish has an MATESOL from The New School and has been spotted presenting at local and national conferences on contextualized curriculum and use of learners’ own languages in multilingual ESL classrooms. She’s also interested in reflective learning and assessment, translingualism, and professionalization of the ELT field.