Managing Expectations – What To Do If Your Students Think They Are Exam Ready

We all have those students, who are perhaps a little too optimistic about their chances of passing the exam before you think that they’re ready. Sometimes, this positive outlook is a good thing, it means confidence in one’s own abilities, but it can also hinder their progress and put you in a sticky situation.

FCE and CAE Speaking Practice Activities

I have put together a little list of activities that I find useful for spicing up my lessons and getting some good speaking exam practice in there! Watch this space and look around my other posts for more activities related to exam practice. 🙂

Activities For Improving EFL Reading Skills

Reading is, along with listening, a receptive skill that it heavily weighted when it comes to exam time. Most recognised language qualifications require candidates to read long pieces of text and interpret their meaning.

Dope Lesson – ESL Activities For Teaching Slang

For me, the slang that they pick up isn’t a bad thing. only a way to make your classes, and their education, more interesting. So stay with me, I’ve got a few activities to share with you! 

February Blues – Advice On How To Kick It

I’m not sure if the February blues are really a thing, but I definitely feel a bit down at this time of year. After all the excitement of Christmas and the holidays, I find it difficult to get back into the, sometimes monotonous, rhythm of life at school. So I have made a list ofContinue reading “February Blues – Advice On How To Kick It”

The Timetable Of An EFL Teacher – What Can You Expect?

When I first started out as a teacher, I was very unsure about the amount of contact hours I should be doing, that is, the hours I was working in class with actual students. I also had no idea how much time I would need to plan and prepare all of said lessons. 

Since then, I like to think I have become quite savvy about the conditions that one should be looking for when thinking about a career in TEFL, and the conditions that you’ll be  likely to actually find. So here’s my take on it.

Murder Mystery EFL Game – Classroom Activity

As you may have guessed from my previous posts, I really love playing games with my classes! Especially if they’ve been working really hard and need a bit of a break. This one can be used as a speaking activity. The aim of the game is to find out who killed the town mayor. It’sContinue reading “Murder Mystery EFL Game – Classroom Activity”