English teaching resources: Compound (double) words. English level: B1 – B2 Objective: Practising new words and increasing the students´vocabulary. Introduction One of the differences between English and languages like Spanish is how to make words. While in English you can put two words together to create a new word, eg. ASH + TRAY = ASHTRAY,Read More »English teaching resources: Compound (double) words.
Hi, I am Janet from New Zealand and for the moment I´m living and working as a teacher in Tokyo. After a hectic, intensive course, with quite a few reports to write, some “wake up calls” in my own mother tongue, and exciting teaching practice classes with real non-English speaking students, I was the proudRead More »Storytelling 12: Janet from New Zealand
English teaching resources: Ways to predict the future/future forms. English level: B2 – C1 Objective: Practise using expressions to predict the future with different degrees of certainty. Introduction: A topic that interests, engages and worries a lot of people, is what will happen to our environment in the future, and what will happen to theRead More »English teaching resources: Ways to predict the future/future forms.
English teaching resources: Riddles (EBC Tefl – course resources) English level: B2 – C1 Objective: First of all to have fun, and to increase imagination. Riddles exist in most cultures, and tell a lot about how people entertained themselves, before TV, movies and modern technology made us become passively entertained. Students could either hear theRead More »English teaching resources: Riddles (EBC Tefl – course resources)
Many are not aware of the many jobs available in TEFL and TESOL. There are TEFL teachers worldwide working in elementary and high schools but there are potentially more opportunities for all TEFL and TESOL teachers in: language schools (from the SME (Small and medium enterprise) to internationally recognised chain schools international schools secondary/high schoolsRead More »What TEFL or TESOL jobs are there for me?
You made it! You are now an EFL/ESL teacher with the Trinity College CertTESOL certificate! Well done. Calls, emails are coming in, interviews are being lined up but there is this nagging doubt about a certain group – the multi-lingual class. I have good news for you. You are certified and trained to teach EnglishRead More »Multi-Lingual Classrooms: How to Teach English to Students from Different Backgrounds
Hi y´all, I´m Mike from Houston in Texas, the USA. I´m 22 years old, and finished college 3 months ago. I took some courses in Spanish at college, but didn´t feel that I was able to speak it well. That´s why I ended up in Spain. I found this Trinity College CertTESOL course and IRead More »Story telling 11: My first job ever!
English teaching resources: An English dictionary. Vocabulary related to cooking. Objective: Practising how to explain a dish and how to make it, in a foreign language. Introduction Most people like eating and are interested in different food traditions. Dishes, ingredients, tastes and flavours are parts of a country´s culture. It may sometimes be difficult toRead More »English teaching resources: How to cook your favourite dish.
Contents: What does this billion number mean to me? 1. Spain 2. Cambodia 3. Brazil 4. China 5. Russia 6. Colombia 7. Morocco There are 7.6 billion people on our planet – even more since you started reading this blog! About 1.5 billion of the earth’s population speaks English. Of this massive 1.5 billion whoRead More »Top countries hiring English teachers. Teach and travel!
English level: A1, A2 Objective: Practising listening and speaking by asking questions. Vocabulary practice. Introduction In general, it is important to maintain a high motivation level among students in foreign language classes, and specifically if students are beginners, children or adolescents. Having fun-based activities, light-hearted competitions and games are some ways to keep the students´Read More »English teaching resources: Games/ competitions