Does the word au pair sound familiar to you? An au pair is a young person who moves to another country to live with a foreign family and takes care of their children. In exchange for this childcare and education services (such as teaching your mother tongue to the children of the family) for aboutRead More »Working as an au pair in Spain
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Hi there, my name is Robin, and I am from Cork in Ireland. I am 23 years old, and I have just finished my Bachelors in Spanish language and culture. I would like to do my Masters in the same subject, and that´s why I am in Madrid right now. I thought it would beRead More »Storytelling 13: Living and working in Spain
Hi, I am Janet from New Zealand and for the moment I´m living and working as a teacher in Tokyo. After a hectic, intensive course, with quite a few reports to write, some “wake up calls” in my own mother tongue, and exciting teaching practice classes with real non-English speaking students, I was the proudRead More »Storytelling 12: Janet from New Zealand
Many are not aware of the many jobs available in TEFL and TESOL. There are TEFL teachers worldwide working in elementary and high schools but there are potentially more opportunities for all TEFL and TESOL teachers in: language schools (from the SME (Small and medium enterprise) to internationally recognised chain schools international schools secondary/high schoolsRead More »What TEFL or TESOL jobs are there for me?
You made it! You are now an EFL/ESL teacher with the Trinity College CertTESOL certificate! Well done. Calls, emails are coming in, interviews are being lined up but there is this nagging doubt about a certain group – the multi-lingual class. I have good news for you. You are certified and trained to teach EnglishRead More »Multi-Lingual Classrooms: How to Teach English to Students from Different Backgrounds
Contents: What does this billion number mean to me? 1. Spain 2. Cambodia 3. Brazil 4. China 5. Russia 6. Colombia 7. Morocco There are 7.6 billion people on our planet – even more since you started reading this blog! About 1.5 billion of the earth’s population speaks English. Of this massive 1.5 billion whoRead More »Top countries hiring English teachers. Teach and travel!
The day had come, the Trinity College CertTESOL course was about to start, and I, Melanie from Perth in Australia, was in the bathroom getting ready for the first day of training of how to teach English. I was born in Perth 25 years ago, and I haven´t travelled a lot. I´ve only been toRead More »Story telling 8: Life is too short to waste time
The acronym "TEFL" stands for "Teaching English as a Foreign Language". TEFL is what you do when you teach English in a country where they have their mother tongue or first language. You can TEFL in countries like Spain, France, Argentina, Greece, The Philippines, Thailand, Japan, China and the list just goes on. TEFL jobsRead More »TEFL vs. TESOL and what they really mean
What’s a great way to break ice on your first day of teaching English? Have fun with animals! Learning techniques to motivate students is one of the many things a TEFL course can do for English teachers who choose EBC. Animals can be useful creatures, they provide us with milk, wool, meat etc, but theyRead More »What’s a great way to break ice on your first day of teaching English?
English teaching resources: The conditionals English Level: Advanced (B2-C1) Objective: Practice using conditional sentences in imaginary or real situations Intro Traditionally grammar practising has been done in writing and gives the students time to think about what is right or wrong. The problem is that when you speak, you must come up with the properRead More »English teaching resources: The conditionals