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15 WORDS YOU MAY NOT REALISE AREN’T ENGLISH

It’s no secret that many of our English words are in fact not English at all. English has been around for thousands of years, but there are many languages that are older than English. As English-speaking nations came into contact with other countries they adopted certain words into English. These words were used to such … Continue reading “15 WORDS YOU MAY NOT REALISE AREN’T ENGLISH” T...[Read More]

TEACHING UNPLUGGED IN THE EFL CLASSROOM

Teaching Unplugged is just one of the many teaching techniques that you can see being used in English as a Foreign Language classrooms all around the world. It is quite different from traditional teaching methods and it certainly deserves some attention. What is Teaching Unplugged? Teaching Unplugged is a teaching method based on Dogme. It … Continue reading “TEACHING UNPLUGGED IN THE EFL CL...[Read More]

A LANGUAGE-RICH CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT

The English as a Foreign Language classroom is a very special space. It is often the only place our English language learners will be exposed to the language. Sure we can encourage them to watch movies and read books (or even do homework!) at home, but there is no guarantee that they are taking our … Continue reading “A LANGUAGE-RICH CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT” The post A LANGUAGE-RICH CLAS...[Read More]

5 BOOKS EVERY EFL TEACHER SHOULD READ

We get it, you’re busy. As an English as a Foreign Language teacher (actually any kind of teacher!) you don’t really have a lot of time to spare. When you’re not in the classroom you’re lesson planning, marking essays or tests, or writing reports. When you do finally get a minute to yourself you probably … Continue reading “5 BOOKS EVERY EFL TEACHER SHOULD READ” The post 5 BOOKS EVERY ...[Read More]

11 COMMON MISTAKES WITH WORD PAIRS

We know how easy it is to make mistakes when speaking English and to use the wrong word.  Many of these mistakes are mistakes our learners make even though they know they are mistakes. Sometimes these mistakes become fossilised and are difficult to correct. However, there are some mistakes that our learners make because they … Continue reading “11 COMMON MISTAKES WITH WORD PAIRS” The p...[Read More]

THINGS TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR TEFL CLASS

Not all of us are wired for routine. While some people thrive off doing the same thing every day, many of us find it boring and monotonous. Variety is the spice of life, so they say, and this may even be the reason you chose to pursue a TEFL job, but structure and routine in … Continue reading “THINGS TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR TEFL CLASS” The post THINGS TO INCORPORATE INTO YOUR TEFL CL...[Read More]

HELPING LEARNERS IMPROVE THEIR WRITING

Writing is an essential skill in a foreign language. Without being able to write, a learner cannot claim to be fluent in a language. At the same time, writing is not the easiest of language skills to master. Our language learners can struggle with writing in English. It is up to us to help them … Continue reading “HELPING LEARNERS IMPROVE THEIR WRITING” The post HELPING LEARNERS IMPROV...[Read More]

HOW TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

“The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organisation but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights” – Gloria Steinem. Friday 8 March is International Women’s Day. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. It has … Continue reading “HOW TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’...[Read More]

TIPS FOR SETTING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Homework isn’t fun for anyone. It’s not fun for the students who need to do the actual homework assigned to them, and it’s not fun for the teachers who not only have to set it, but also find the time to mark the homework assignments and give the students feedback. That said, homework is an … Continue reading “TIPS FOR SETTING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS” The post TIPS FOR SETTING HOMEWORK ASS...[Read More]

THREE WAYS TO TEACH ENGLISH WITH MOVIES

Everyone loves movies and we all have our favourites. From cult classics like the Big Lebowski or The Usual Suspects to blockbusters like Jurassic Park and Independence Day, movies are a favourite pastime for people across the globe* and have become part of everyday culture. Taking movies into the classroom and using them during lessons … Continue reading “THREE WAYS TO TEACH ENGLISH WITH MO...[Read More]

TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS USING STORY TIME

Teaching children can be a rewarding but incredibly challenging task. Between making the lessons interesting and keeping the children’s attention for longer than five minutes, there’s a lot for teachers in the Young Learners’ classrooms to think about. Making lessons interactive and engaging the learners’ senses with colour, texture, sound and activities is vital if … Continue reading “TEACH...[Read More]

3 REASONS YOU SHOULD PLAN A SOLO VACATION

Do you feel like you need a break but nobody is able to go with you? Would you rather read a book on the beach by yourself than party with your mates? Do you and your partner have different ideas of what the ideal holiday is? Well then, you should go on holiday alone! Sure, in the past … Continue reading “3 REASONS YOU SHOULD PLAN A SOLO VACATION” The post 3 REASONS YOU SHOULD PLAN A S...[Read More]

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