What Makes A Bad TEFL Teacher…And How To Avoid Their Mistakes!

In this post I’m focusing on some of the most common ways that teachers get in their own way, and stop their learners from reaching their full potential. As well as thinking about some possible solutions for such problems.

Appropriate Language For Essay Writing

If your students are taking an official exam, it’s likely that they will need to produce at least one longer piece of writing. Whether it be an essay, a letter, a report, a story, or even a complaint or an application, there are lots of possibilities. Chances are that one of these will need toContinue reading “Appropriate Language For Essay Writing”

TED Talks for ESL Advanced Listening Practice (With Examples)

TED Talks are fantastic for listening practice, for advanced level learners especially. There are several reasons for this. TED Talks are usually quite short, and so the learners don’t get bored or tired. They are always on really interesting topics, offering the possibility for class discussions and debates on the opinions expressed. You can makeContinue reading “TED Talks for ESL Advanced Listening Practice (With Examples)”

The Importance of Homework in the Adult Classroom, and How to Get Them to Do It.

Despised globally, often neglected, the importance of motivating your adult students to work outside the classroom.

CELTA Pre-Course Task Answer Key

So this month I’ll be doing my CELTA course, in the hopes that it will compliment my professional experience. As a part of the lead up to the course, I was required to complete the pre-course task, which I have copied below. I hope it’s useful for checking your own answers! I’ll also be postingContinue reading “CELTA Pre-Course Task Answer Key”

English Grammar – Dummy Subjects

Hello there grammar nerds! Just a quick post on a Sunday afternoon to help out with some common grammar doubts, hope it helps! I sometimes have a hard time explaining the function of words which seem to have no purpose in the sentence. Words that don’t have any particular meaning and are only there toContinue reading “English Grammar – Dummy Subjects”