TEFL teachers: Taken by surprise…

TEFL teachers: Taken by surprise… Occasionally student (or others) may ask you about the meaning of words and expressions you commonly use, and while you are trying to give some explanations or definitions, you realise that this is not easy at all. Here are some examples. Prepositional phrases: -What is the difference in meaning between…

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Music in Foreign Language Learning

Music in Foreign Language Learning I remember from secondary school that some of my classmates who weren´t any good at school, and in addition quite lazy, would score high grades in English, especially in communicative and oral English. How come? It showed that they all either listened to a lot of English/American pop or rock…

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Teaching with humour: howlers

Teaching with humour: howlers What Is A Howler? “Howler” is a British word. Broadly speaking, a howler is a kind of blunder. A howler is like, but not exactly the same as, other members of the blunders family. The blunders family includes bloomers, bloopers, breaks, bulls, flubs, fluffs, gaffes, and similar words, each with a…

April 2, 2019 | by

Improve your English conversation classes

Improve your English conversation classes There is an ongoing flow vibrating in the air. People talking, expressing themselves, their needs, their ideas, their world. The marvelous world of communication is taking place among English learners and English native speakers. The communicative competence The ability to communicate through the use of language is natural to humankind.…

March 22, 2019 | by

Free Writes from Personal Experiences

Free Writes from Personal Experiences Continuing our series of articles on improving conversation in ESL classes through writing, in this article we present a way to encourage students to exercise their creativity from a more personal point of view: ‘free writing’ from personal experiences. This can be used with students at all levels, and can…

February 1, 2019 | by

Is CELTA better than TEFL?

Is CELTA better than TEFL? is a question that comes up quite frequently. A CELTA course is a TEFL course so the question cannot be answered. Read more …

December 20, 2018 | by

Malasaña Madrid, back to the present

Malasaña has been compared to Brooklyn in New York City or Shoreditch in London. Imagine these two areas before they became overpriced tourist traps and hey presto, you get Malasaña. It has grown from the 60’s hippy hangout frequented by the likes of Almodavar and Alaska to a varied, energetic mix of past and present.

May 13, 2018 | by

Brand Britain

BRAND BRITAIN – Traditionally, Britain scores higher-than-average for arts and culture, for stability and for innovation.

April 9, 2017 | by

Trump effect on TEFL

The week after Trump’s victory, the weekly enquiries for all our EBC TEFL centres across the board showed a dramatic increase of 250%

April 8, 2017 | by

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