Spanish is derived from the country’s name Spain so it’s not surprising that if someone wants to learn the Spanish “de la madre patria” (from the mother country), they study on the Road2Spain programme. And learn to teach English in Madrid at the same time they improve their Spanish. Afterschool activities At EBC, we organiseRead More »Learn to speak Spanish in record time with these tips.
English level: B1/B2 Objective: To train the students to hear the difference between sounds that seem the same. A lot of English language students have a hard time distinguishing between the two different sounds in words like “may” /ei / and “my” /ai /. They might get some help from the context, but what ifRead More »English teaching resources: Minimal pairs, the /ei /versus the /ai / sounds
English level: A2, B1/B2 Objective: To understand the meanings of words from its context. Introduction: Already during the Teaching Practice classes at the EBC TEFL course, we realise that English pronunciation is not at all easy for foreigners. In addition, the lack of consistency between spelling and sound sinks in. A lot of words inRead More »English teaching resources: Words with similar sounds, but different spellings and meanings.
Hi, my name is Gloria. I am 23 years old, and I was born in San Diego, California. My grandparents are from Chile and Mexico, my father was born in Chile, and my mother was born in Mexico. Both their families moved to the USA, when the children were small, so my parents were raisedRead More »Story telling 5: A Latin in America.
English level: B2/C1 (Intermediate/Advanced) Topic: Amazing art. Objective: To be able to express impressions and feelings regarding art. Intro A lesson about art, is normally appropriate for students at an advanced level of TEFL training. You can tell the students to bring a copy/print out/photo of their favourite piece of art, or you (as aRead More »English teaching resources: Amazing art, expressing impressions and feelings
My name is Tita Ashton and I am the Managing Director of EBC, the only Trinity College CertTESOL course provider in Madrid Spain. Allow me to set the scene for the EBC Trinity College CertTESOL course before introducing Jannik Blair, our featured student. The Trinity College CertTESOL course is not your usual walk in theRead More »We’re so proud that you chose to train with us Jannik!
What’s a great way to break ice on your first day of teaching English? Have fun with animals! Learning techniques to motivate students is one of the many things a TEFL course can do for English teachers who choose EBC. Animals can be useful creatures, they provide us with milk, wool, meat etc, but theyRead More »What’s a great way to break ice on your first day of teaching English?
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