Our fond regards to ELT colleagues in Egypt, Syria and elsewhere.

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Our careers in English Language Teaching and publishing have taken the Henry Brothers to some incredibly beautiful parts of the world but for John nothing matches a visit in 1997 to present a new primary course to teachers in a school just outside Cairo, Egypt where he was very distracted by the view of all three great pyramids lined up just outside (the picture above is the same view from the school’s brochure).

Travelling through Egypt in the 80s and 90s was marvellous and John’s trips included snorkelling the Red Sea coral banks (where Jacques Cousteau had made his famous documentaries); sailing past the temples of Abu Simbel and other great temples along the Nile; getting lost in the huge temple complex of Karnak and the Valley of the Kings; visiting the museum, bazaar and mosques of the great city of Cairo itself; and of course visiting the pyramids properly, on a poor overloaded camel, as well as seeing them from a classroom window.

However as Egypt is once again suffering political upheaval and the fighting in Syria continues we need to remember that many of our colleagues around the world are working in the most challenging circumstances. In particular we are thinking of Mohammed Hany and other former colleagues in Cairo, and to our friends from Nour e-Sham Bookstore in Damascus, but at this time the Henry Brothers would like to wish peace and comfort to students, teachers and booksellers all over the world.

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About The Henry Brothers

We are English teachers involved in ELT publishing in Turkey, and also touring the country giving workshops and presentations to English teachers, mainly on the use of poetry, storytelling and other lively activities in the classroom. We can be contacted by e-mail to istanbuljohnm@hotmail.co.uk.
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