How I learned to love my captor (Delta, Module 1)

Today, my cohort (or rather, the lambs who are steadying their nerves and preparing their necks for the chopping block) took a DELTA practice test for Module 1 today.  The mood was grim: Faces were drawn. Notebooks were returned to bags without any joie de vivre. Sighs were audible. I was extremely cautious as I used the cryptic guideline answers …

Meet Rookie J — an unlikely future TOEFL teacher

She spends weeks packing, but nevertheless arrives in Turkey with things she will quickly abandon (the Rosetta Stone for Turkish; a foreign haircut; a suitcase full of the wrong clothes).  She doesn’t yet know that her intangibles are infinitely more valuable (a little bit of CELTA experience; unbridled enthusiasm; the conviction that this job in Turkey — her first opportunity …