Story telling 11: My first job ever!

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 I…
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October 11, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: How to cook your favourite dish.

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 to…
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October 9, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: Games/ competitions

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´…
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October 1, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: Adjective formation

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.…
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September 25, 2019 | by

Story telling 8: Life is too short to waste time

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 to…
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September 23, 2019 | by

English teaching resources: Idioms

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 to…
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September 19, 2019 | by

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