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… Read More »Teaching with humour: howlers
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… Read More »Improve your English conversation classes
In the natural process of learning a language, speaking usually precedes writing. However, this approach can allow you to gain greater confidence in passing on your knowledge to students.
Three years teaching English in Madrid I started the EBC TEFL/TESOL program in Madrid after a five years stint teaching English in Japan. I thought coming in that I already knew everything about being an ESL teacher abroad. I thought the course would be some lecture, some tests, maybe a… Read More »Three years teaching English in Madrid
The Subtle Greecian Tide There is a beauty to Crete and the people that will forever linger in my heart. There is a magic that happens that is so raw but lasting. I was escorted to my apartment by the director of the school… it was literally a rocks throw… Read More »The Subtle Greecian Tide
Teach English in Argentina safely I want to share my opinion on something about which everyone seems to continuously wonder, particularly those with no experience of South America aiming to take a TEFL course in Buenos Aires or teach English in Argentina safely. What’s the situation with crime? Is Buenos Aires… Read More »Teach English in Argentina safely
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.