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!
I’m not sure if the February blues are really a thing, but I definitely feel a bit down at this … More
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.
As you may have guessed from my previous posts, I really love playing games with my classes! Especially if they’ve … More
If the textbook is a little dull, and the subject matter confusing anyway, how do I make it entertaining? A game of course!
This is more advanced knowledge for your higher level students. Great for making writing more formal and easy to learn … More
Teaching English as a foreign language is a great job, since starting out on this career path, I haven’t had … More
Get your students to practice their topical vocabulary with this fun and engaging classroom game!
What are the problems with hiring a native speaker to teach English? As a native myself, I recognise that in many areas, we have to work harder than our bilingual counterparts. Here are my thoughts.
Every teacher feels nervous when they start teaching, move to a different school, or start a new type of class that’s perhaps a bit unfamiliar. How do you get over this, and be the best teacher possible? I’ve put together some tips that I have found useful over the years.