Business English is a form of English tailored to commerce, sales, finance, international trade, marketing, advertising, etc. Business English is a specific type of EFL/ESL teaching, just like EAP (English for Academic Purposes) or EOP (English for Occupational Purposes). They will fall under the category of ESP (not Extra Sensory Power) but rather (English forRead More »Expert tips on teaching Business English
EFL ESL lesson planning
The digital era has arrived many years ago and is here to stay and as such applies to the EFL/ESL classroom. If use it properly, you can benefit from the knowledge the Internet offers and your lessons can be more dynamic and interactive. If our TEFL students get used to the Internet and digital programmes,Read More »Free digital resources to make your English classes more efficient
Hello there TEFL teachers! If you have been teaching English to speakers of other languages for a long time, you may be already be aware of the different target audiences. You may have already experienced what it’s like to teach English to groups of different ages. If that is not your case and you areRead More »Teaching English to senior learners: what you need to know
Let’s say you are a recently certified TEFL teacher. After completing your TEFL course, you feel motivated and ready to take on the world. The teaching profession entails a lot of responsibilities that have far reaching effects on our society. EFL teachers need to be perfectly bilingual in the language they are teaching, and theyRead More »Teaching EFL to children vs adults: what are the differences?
If you are a newly certified EFL teacher, after completing a course such as the EBC TEFL courses, there are some things you will need to take into account for your future classes. One is the English level of your students. You may find the case where your students are all absolute beginners, people whoRead More »Teaching EFL to absolute beginners
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
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
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
Music in Foreign Language Learning I remember from secondary school that some of my classmates who weren´t any good at school, and in addition quite lazy, would score high grades in English, especially in communicative and oral English. How come? It showed that they all either listened to a lot of English/American pop or rockRead More »Music in Foreign Language Learning
Getting to know your students – EBC TEFL graduate stories. Madrid graduate Isabel Ashton explains how to understand your students’ skills and needs.