English level: A1- B2 Objective: Describe what dishes in different countries contain and how they are made. Introduction: Have you ever tried to describe or translate a foreign dish to someone? You may have experienced that it could be rather complicated, especially if the dish doesn´t exist in other countries. You will then very oftenRead More »English Teaching Resources: Describing Dishes
Table of contents Less is more! Ask appropriate questions TEFL interview questions about language awareness TEFL interview questions about your teaching and classroom management TEFL job interview questions about your interests, expectations and aspirations Other TEFL job interview questions Face to face and Skype TEFL interviews TEFL interview lesson plans TEFL interview questions to askRead More »ALL You Need to Know for a TEFL Job Interview – Part 2
Table of contents Introduction TEFL job interview Do your homework Be on time Dress for the job Personality is the key Share your problem-solving experiences, personal anecdotes Upcoming You’ve done it! You earned your Trinity College CertTESOL Certificate. Introduction EBC had 2 Job Workshop days and you have been told about TEFL interviews, what theRead More »ALL You Need to Know for a TEFL Job Interview – Part 1
Spanish is derived from the country’s name Spain so it’s not surprising that if someone wants to learn the Spanish “de la madre patria” (from the mother country), they study on the Road2Spain programme. And learn to teach English in Madrid at the same time they improve their Spanish. Afterschool activities At EBC, we organiseRead More »Learn to speak Spanish in record time with these tips.
English level: B1/B2 Objective: To train the students to hear the difference between sounds that seem the same. A lot of English language students have a hard time distinguishing between the two different sounds in words like “may” /ei / and “my” /ai /. They might get some help from the context, but what ifRead More »English teaching resources: Minimal pairs, the /ei /versus the /ai / sounds
English level: A2, B1/B2 Objective: To understand the meanings of words from its context. Introduction: Already during the Teaching Practice classes at the EBC TEFL course, we realise that English pronunciation is not at all easy for foreigners. In addition, the lack of consistency between spelling and sound sinks in. A lot of words inRead More »English teaching resources: Words with similar sounds, but different spellings and meanings.
Hi, my name is Gloria. I am 23 years old, and I was born in San Diego, California. My grandparents are from Chile and Mexico, my father was born in Chile, and my mother was born in Mexico. Both their families moved to the USA, when the children were small, so my parents were raisedRead More »Story telling 5: A Latin in America.
English level: B2/C1 (Intermediate/Advanced) Topic: Amazing art. Objective: To be able to express impressions and feelings regarding art. Intro A lesson about art, is normally appropriate for students at an advanced level of TEFL training. You can tell the students to bring a copy/print out/photo of their favourite piece of art, or you (as aRead More »English teaching resources: Amazing art, expressing impressions and feelings
My name is Tita Ashton and I am the Managing Director of EBC, the only Trinity College CertTESOL course provider in Madrid Spain. Allow me to set the scene for the EBC Trinity College CertTESOL course before introducing Jannik Blair, our featured student. The Trinity College CertTESOL course is not your usual walk in theRead More »We’re so proud that you chose to train with us Jannik!
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?