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
There are a lot of things to both do and see in Madrid, so let us just for some time (the time it takes to read this) imagine that I am your guide. I would tell you to meet up at Puerta del Sol (the sun gate), which is the very centre of not onlyRead More »Been there, done that…
Time for a change. Hi, I am Dave. I am 25 years old and I´m from Newcastle in the UK. I am about to finish my studies in international politics and foreign affairs, and I don’t know what to do next. I am considering three options; I could start applying for jobs and going forRead More »Story telling 4: Dave, New Castle
Once you started your TEFL course in Madrid, you need to find out WHERE Gran Via is, because you will soon find out WHAT it is. It is sprawling, bustling, lively, tempting, noisy, vibrant, full of energy, full of people, families, small children, not so small children, beggars, prostitutes, big city women in expensive outfits,Read More »The wonderful, NEW Gran Via
My name is Samantha. I am 26 years old and I come from Bournemouth in the South of England. I consider myself an outgoing and curious person and a lot of people have told me that I have a teacher´s personality. I liked going to school and studied very hard to get into the bestRead More »TEFL Student story: Samantha, Bournemouth, UK
Some people like stories to read or to listen to. Some of these intriguing stories are myths. Here is the Norse creation myth. Before there was a world, there was a cold place in the north called Niflheim. There was snow and ice. In the south there was a hot place called Muspell. There wasRead More »Stories for TEFL classes: the Norse creation myth
If you are young, a student – or you have just finished your studies, without a fat bank account or rich parents, does it mean that you have to leave all your dreams about travelling, exciting places, meeting new people and unforgettable things unfulfilled? Of course not! It´s all up to you. The only thingsRead More »Travelling by train in Europe.
A surprise for people from other continents, and a fact that few Europeans think about is the following; all the different countries in Europe have their own and different language and culture. Some of the languages are quite similar, like the Scandinavian languages, while others are totally different, like Polish and English. Some of themRead More »Europe – a true melting pot.
Student story: Daniel, California Hi, I´m Danny (Daniel) from California, USA. I took the Trinity College CertTESOL course one year ago, and spent a lovely time in Madrid, meeting a lot of great people, and making a lot of good friends. After the course I travelled around Europe for a while (I can tell youRead More »Student story: Daniel, California
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 inRead More »TEFL teachers: Taken by surprise…