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5 English Novels For Intermediate Learners

The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is 42. Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Reading is a not-so-secret educational weapon. Reading stimulates a number of different areas of the brain, engaging the mind and improving focus and concentration. Reading broadens your horizons by exposing you to different opinions and ways of life. This promotes em...[Read More]

Benefits of online learning

The world rushed online during COVID-19, accelerating the existing drift towards our lives becoming increasingly virtual. It is now entirely normal to go shopping, do our banking, play games, and even socialise online.  The same is true for learning online, with hundreds of thousands of options now available, ranging from free to expensive and one-minute videos to entire university degrees.   The ...[Read More]

When Is The Best Time To Apply For TEFL Jobs?

If you’re thinking of doing a Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) course (as you should!), you have probably realised what a big commitment this could be. After all, you might be thinking of packing your life up and setting off on an adventure across the globe! To take such a big step requires careful thought and consideration. After all, many people give up their jobs in order to become TE...[Read More]

Top Tips for Improving the Learning Process for Adults

Adulting is hard, we know this. For most of us, school was hard too. So, can you imagine what being an adult learner is like? Yep, you guessed it. Hard. But hard does not mean impossible.  Let’s look at this from two angles. First, we need to discuss the adult language learners in our English as a foreign language (EFL) classrooms. But, we can’t forget about ourselves! So, second, we need to talk ...[Read More]

A Guide to Teaching English as a Foreign Language for South Africans

The Kruger National Park, shisanyama, First Thursdays. There are so many reasons to love South Africa. But at the same time, South Africans know that there is more to the world than the Drakensberg and Table Mountain, and it is such a privilege to be able to travel and explore the world.  Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) has been a popular career for many people all over the world for...[Read More]

How to Celebrate English Language Day

23 April may just seem like another day, but for English teachers and language lovers around the world, it is an opportunity to stop and celebrate the history, culture and achievements of the English language.  The date marks the United Nations’ English Language Day, one of six official observations which started in 2010 to highlight the official languages of the UN. In addition to English, these ...[Read More]

Celebrating Earth Day 2022

As teachers of English as a foreign language, we get to enjoy all the beauty the world has to offer as we travel the globe teaching English. After all, this is one of the great perks of our job, isn’t it? As frequent fliers and global nomads, it is important – no, essential – that we are mindful of the effects our actions have on our planet. Every year Earth Day falls on 22 April, and we should ta...[Read More]

How to Handle Nerves in the TEFL Classroom

Once you’ve become a fully accredited teaching English as a Foreign language (TEFL) teacher, there is the small task of actually teaching which follows. Whilst securing that first job is undoubtedly an exciting thing, it’s not uncommon for a few nerves to creep in along the way. Whether it’s teaching English abroad, or online, it’s completely natural to worry about everything from the wifi to whet...[Read More]

Easter around the World: EFL Classroom Activities

While it might seem like Christmas was just yesterday, it’s that time of year again when we are bombarded with chocolate eggs and eggs-tremely bad puns. Holidays and special occasions are great to introduce into the English as a foreign language (EFL) classroom for a change from the curriculum. There are loads of ideas for Easter EFL classroom activities. But let’s first take a look at some of the...[Read More]

Teaching English to Refugees

With everything that has been going on in Europe lately, there has been a lot of talk about teaching English to refugees. Almost 4.2 million refugees have fled Ukraine as of March 2022, but that’s just the latest refugee crisis to hit the headlines. Almost 7 million Syrians have sought refuge in other countries; nearly 4 million people have fled South Sudan since 2013; over 1 million Rohingya refu...[Read More]

Breakfasts Around the World: China and India

If someone asked you what you eat for breakfast every day, your answer may be something like eggs, bacon, toast, or cereal. These are just a few of the breakfast foods that the typical Europeans would enjoy. But believe it or not, people from other cultures might  be shocked by this. Food and culture are so intertwined that how we prepare and eat our food is very influenced by where we live and wh...[Read More]

Italy Introduces Digital Nomad Visa

BREAKING NEWS: Italy introduces a digital nomad visa! After months of speculation and governmental talks, a new visa for remote workers was signed into law on 28 March 2022. So if you’ve been contemplating making a move towards the pizza and pasta, now might be the time for you! What is a ‘digital nomad’ visa? For those who don’t know, a digital nomad visa is a visa which allows remote workers to ...[Read More]

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