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
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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
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
I had applied and been accepted on the Trinity College CertTESOL course in August, in Madrid. By the way, I´m Mike (Michael), and I´m from Minnesota in the USA. I am 24 years old, and I graduated from college three months ago. I have a degree in Finance. I have always wanted to go toRead More »Story telling 6: “Could you turn off the heat, please?”
English level: A1- B2 Objective: Describe what dishes in different countries contain and how they are made. Introduction: Have you ever tried to describe or translate a foreign dish to someone? You may have experienced that it could be rather complicated, especially if the dish doesn´t exist in other countries. You will then very oftenRead More »English Teaching Resources: Describing Dishes
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