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What does TGIF stand for?

What does TGIF stand for?

What does TGIF stand for? The slang abbreviation TGIF can be used in many conversation examples with coworkers at the end of a working week when people are excited about some rest days. Therefore, the initials of the famous phrase are frequently touted at the end of the workweek.

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TEFL refresher courses – single-subject TEFL skills courses 37€

TEFL refresher courses – single-subject TEFL skills courses 37€

TEFL refresher courses. Single-subject TEFL skills courses €37. Refresh your skills and learn new ideas about English language teaching methodology. Discover new activities to use in classes. Share ideas with other teachers worldwide. Our single subject TEFL skills courses are practical and cover a wide range of topics and areas of language teaching.

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9 essential questions before you travel to teach English

9 essential questions before you travel to teach English

Nine essential questions to ask yourself before you travel to teach English. If you could go anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? To an EFL teacher, this can be a complicated question! However, the key to a successful and fulfilling overseas experience is getting yourself ready before you step on that plane. So take some time to think about these questions. Then pack that carry-on and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.

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What is Ramadan and why is it important to Muslims?

What is Ramadan and why is it important to Muslims?

What is Ramadan and why is it important to Muslims? Ramadan is the holiest month of the year in Islamic culture. For Muslims, it’s a time for spiritual reflection and growth, to help those in need, and to spend time with loved ones. It’s also a time when Muslims around the world fast during daylight hours for the whole month of Ramadan.

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The Trinity CertTESOL accredited online TEFL course

The Trinity CertTESOL accredited online TEFL course

Train at home and beat the world’s blues from Covid to Conflict. Once purely classroom-based, online courses for Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) are becoming increasingly popular. There are many benefits to online-based learning. For example, online learning enables students to learn comfortably at home (or anywhere), students do not spend endless time on public transport commuting to school, and courses are easily accessible. In addition, online learning allows students access to many didactic materials, all of them just a click away.

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Homework motivation: ideas about how to motivate your students

Homework motivation: ideas about how to motivate your students

How to motivate your students to do homework. Homework is difficult and has negative connotations, so how do we provide homework motivation? The underlying negative perception of homework has to be turned into a positive. Motivate your students towards a positive view by comparing homework to practising a sport, playing a musical instrument, learning to drive, etc. These are usually things that people like to do, and they value the practice because they can see a return on their effort. As a result, they become a better golfer, swimmer, football player, musician, artists, etc.

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Madrid is the city that never sleeps – by EBC graduate Emma

Madrid is the city that never sleeps – by EBC graduate Emma

Madrid is the city that never sleeps. Madrid is not like many European cities. I think it’s more like NYC because it’s the European city that never sleeps. I’m having a great time here. It’s not my first time in Europe, I went to Scotland, England and Ireland some years ago with my parents, so I know a little bit about the differences between the USA and Europe. I’m originally from West Palm Beach in Florida. Madrid never seems to sleep. The bars, terraces, restaurants and streets are always crowded. You can walk from one neighbourhood to the other, it doesn’t take long. I’ve got used to this walking, and I have lost a few pounds because of that.

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