TEFL Student story: Samantha, Bournemouth, UK

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 best…
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British English versus American English, which one is best?

British English versus American English, is one better than the other? This EBC TEFL course Madrid is accent tolerant. We don't mind which English flavour you use, as long as you use it correctly and consistently. British English versus American English always sparks a lively discussion. We get some great debates our TEFL course between…
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July 10, 2019 | by

Stories for TEFL classes: the Norse creation myth

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 was…
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July 8, 2019 | by

Travelling by train in Europe.

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 things…
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Europe – a true melting pot.

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 them…
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Student story: Daniel, California

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 you…
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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…
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April 22, 2019 | by

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…

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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.…

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