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)
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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
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
English level: A2, B1/B2 Objective: To understand the meanings of words from its context. Introduction: Already during the Teaching Practice classes at the EBC TEFL course, we realise that English pronunciation is not at all easy for foreigners. In addition, the lack of consistency between spelling and sound sinks in. A lot of words inRead More »English teaching resources: Words with similar sounds, but different spellings and meanings.