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
I’m Mark, and my hometown is Toronto, Canada. I was born in 1995. My mother is French, and my Dad is Canadian. I had holidays in Lyon, France, when I was 12 years old, and it was great meeting my European family, and to see the place where my mother was born. I fondly rememberRead More »Story telling 10: What time do you have dinner?
English level: B2 / A1 Objective: Being able to express feelings, views and opinions in a varied way. Introduction There are many words that are used to express feelings, views and opinions. Look at how the adjective 'unexciting' is formed by adding 'un-' at the start and replacing the '-e' with '-ing' at the end.Read More »English teaching resources: Adjective formation
The day had come, the Trinity College CertTESOL course was about to start, and I, Melanie from Perth in Australia, was in the bathroom getting ready for the first day of training of how to teach English. I was born in Perth 25 years ago, and I haven´t travelled a lot. I´ve only been toRead More »Story telling 8: Life is too short to waste time
English level: A1 Objective: Trying to understand some frequently used idioms in English writing and speaking. Introduction When teaching English abroad, you’ll notice that most students at a high level are quite interested in idioms and would like to know their exact meaning. You can have a lot of fun translating the idioms word-for-word toRead More »English teaching resources: Idioms
The acronym "TEFL" stands for "Teaching English as a Foreign Language". TEFL is what you do when you teach English in a country where they have their mother tongue or first language. You can TEFL in countries like Spain, France, Argentina, Greece, The Philippines, Thailand, Japan, China and the list just goes on. TEFL jobsRead More »TEFL vs. TESOL and what they really mean
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 theRead More »Story telling 7: The city that never sleeps, by Emma