Since March of this year, many countries have imposed a lockdown and as a result many schools have closed their businesses, have put a temporary hold on all classes and a vast numbers of tech-shy teachers are have had to learn very quickly how to teach remotely. EFL and ESL teachers found themselves delivering lessonsRead More »How to turn the COVID19 EFL challenge into an opportunity
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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
If you are an experienced teacher or you have just begun the amazing and rewarding experience of teaching English as a foreign language, you may have seen how hard it can be to keep your students interested and attentive during your class. This is especially true when you are teaching children or teenagers because theirRead More »Six great tips to keep your students attentive and focussed
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?
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
What’s a great way to break ice on your first day of teaching English? Have fun with animals! Learning techniques to motivate students is one of the many things a TEFL course can do for English teachers who choose EBC. Animals can be useful creatures, they provide us with milk, wool, meat etc, but theyRead More »What’s a great way to break ice on your first day of teaching English?
English teaching resources: The conditionals English Level: Advanced (B2-C1) Objective: Practice using conditional sentences in imaginary or real situations Intro Traditionally grammar practising has been done in writing and gives the students time to think about what is right or wrong. The problem is that when you speak, you must come up with the properRead More »English teaching resources: The conditionals
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