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TEFL teaching experience

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Jun 2015

TEFL teaching experience

If teaching English as a foreign language (commonly known as TEFL) is something that appeals to you, you may want to know what it’s like before taking the plunge. Here, I am going to give you an insight into a real TEFL teaching experience . John Shepherd was a teacher at Oxbridge TEFL in Barcelona but decided to move on to pastures new and is…

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26

Jun 2015

ESL teaching and the Internet. The virtual classroom

ESL teaching and the Internet – From Apple’s iPod to Google’s driver-less cars, technology is playing a massive role in the 21st century. This is not to say that it is the solution to 21st century education, but simply a tool to aid education and learning and, although it can be a great tool, any learning concerning technology should be based around the theme and objectives…

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different-levels-of-learning

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Jun 2015

Different levels of learning in the same ESL classroom

Teachers need to be as prepared as possible before every time they enter the classroom, this includes for the class itself but also for any other questions, queries or problems that may come up throughout the class. However, no matter how well you prepare there is always the chance that something will catch you off guard and take you by surprise. This is especially the…

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17

Jun 2015

Teaching English in Bars. Love learning with a cup of coffee!

Teaching English in a bar? Throughout your whole life you may have spent your class time in a classroom, meeting room or office. But do you always need to learn in these types of places? Are there other environments which can provide perfect study locations? Why not teaching English in Bars?   Whether you live in a large city or small villages there are always…

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Is grammar important?

16

Jun 2015

Is grammar important?

Learning a second language essentially consists of ‘Reading’, ‘Listening’ and ‘Speaking’. ‘Writing’ isn’t particularly necessary unless the student expresses that they want to learn to write and, even then, it can be learned quite easily once the speaking and reading have been mastered. So, is grammar important? Grammar is important because it is the language that makes it possible for us to talk to one…

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12

Jun 2015

Developing Technology in Education Collaborative Project

To develop a collaborative project that presents the Oxbridge English Teaching System and how we incorporate technology in it In the spirit of competition and with the incentive of exposing ourselves as modern vehicles that drive mental growth, we adventure into the idea of winning a prestigious fair that prizes many of our expertise. Knowing that the 18th of September becomes our finish line we began…

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12

Jun 2015

Proficiency Levels In English. Building Level Placement Parameters

Recently the Academy’s teachers came together to discuss what they need to keep in mind when deciding their students’ proficiency levels in English and if advancement is warranted . The discussion was motivated by a lack of consensus on various students’ levels and their progress. In a system where communication is prioritized and regular exams are missing, teachers will naturally differ in their opinions about students’ language strengths and weaknesses. As…

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Teaching Students From Diverse Backgrounds

09

Jun 2015

Teaching Students From Diverse Backgrounds

One of the challenges that teachers can encounter is having to teach students from diverse backgrounds in the same class as this makes the teacher obligated to meet the needs of different language students where differentiated instruction is required. This would not always apply to school classes but private classes, where you could have a mixture of students from different countries. It is a fact…

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Icebreakers for ESL classes

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Jun 2015

Icebreakers for the ESL classroom

An icebreaker is a game, activity or event which is often used to welcome new people into a group or to help start group work and conversation. The idea is that the icebreaker will help everyone involved feel as comfortable as possible with one another especially when participants do not know each other. It should be used as a way of introducing yourself if this…

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How to get students talking

02

Jun 2015

How to get students talking and enjoy the experience

How to get students talking in English is one of the biggest challenges if you are a new TEFL teacher. There will be times during your experience as a teacher where a student finds it difficult to openly talk and if you can’t encourage them to do so, neither of you will be be going anywhere fast so, let’s see how to get students talking….

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