Spain has become a top destination for EFL teachers. English is the most studied foreign language in every stage in the Spanish education system. According to the official statistics published by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the figures are as follows (both state and private schools are analysed): 83,4% of students in pre-school education areRead More »Teaching English in Spain: The Basics
EBC Teaching Skills
Purpose How best to identify the best EFL/ESL teaching strategies for the GEN Z learners of English Audience Primary, secondary schools, universities, educational organisations, private and state language schools, ESL centres for immigrants. In general, anyone who needs to teach English either as a Foreign language or a second language to GEN Z students. UseRead More »Teaching English to Generation Z students
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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
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