Teaching EFL overseas with a family: what to consider

Every year, thousands of teachers move abroad with their families to teach EFL. Whether it’s to find a better job/salary, a higher standard of living, to experience a different country and culture or learning a new language, the truth is that many TEFL teachers take the plunge and change their lives every year. If that…
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February 19, 2020 | by

A guide to the Spanish Education System

After completing your TEFL course, you are surely eager to get to work and experience first-hand how it is like to be a TEFL teacher in Spain. But, do you know how the Spanish education system works? Having a broad idea of the education system in Spain will help future teachers to better understand the…
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January 16, 2020 | by

Communicative language teaching activities to be the best CLT teacher

Communicative Language Teaching (CLT), also known as the Communicative Approach, is an educational approach to the teaching of foreign languages that emphasizes interaction as both the means and goal of language learning. The point is that students will learn if they must communicate real meaning. When involved in real communication contexts, there are certain strategies…
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January 8, 2020 | by

Storytelling 14: Liza Wales

Miracles do happen and it did, to me, an English teacher living and working in Madrid. What was the miracle? Read and weep (for happiness) with me! Hi, my name is Liza, and I´m from a tiny village in Wales, in the UK. I had been to Spain on holidays with my Mum and Dad…
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January 3, 2020 | by

Teaching EFL to absolute beginners

If you are a newly certified EFL teacher, after completing a course such as the EBC TEFL courses, there are some things you will need to take into account for your future classes. One is the English level of your students. You may find the case where your students are all absolute beginners, people who…
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