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10 Real Reasons to do a TEFL Course in Spain

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Jul 2017

10 Real Reasons to do a TEFL Course in Spain

TEFL Course in Spain – The time is now! July and August are the best months to decide to make the step into sunshine by signing yourself up to a TEFL course in September here in Spain. It’s the perfect time to start something new. If you are a native English speaker or bilingual and you have an upbeat, positive attitude towards life then it’s time…

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04

Jul 2017

7 Tips on Giving Feedback to ESL Teachers

Giving feedback to ESL teachers can be tricky, particularly when you have something critical to say. But yet it is also important, as without it, how can people learn? Sure, they can rely on their own self-evaluation of how they are doing, but if you have ever watched any TV talent show, you will see that a lot of people just aren’t very good at assessing their own performance. The same applies to teaching - whether its giving feedback to ESL teachers…

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Jun 2017

Teacher Talks – Sharing expertise and experience

Teacher Talks - Sharing expertise and experiences   Things worth sharing We´ve had something up our sleeve for the last few weeks and we´re ready to do what we love and share it with you! Here in Barcelona, our team of Oxinity teachers have been preparing short Teacher Talks, or presentations, to share their specialised area of interest or expertise during our Friday Meetings. Our intention is to…

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Level testing: How to test a student’s level?

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Jun 2017

Level testing: How to test a student’s level?

Level testing: How do you do it? Level testing…… Ooooh, lets talk! Unless you’ve been asked that awkward question outright: ‘What level am I?’ You won’t know what’s it like to to be a deer in the headlights and respond with something really daft in a high pitched voice like…. ‘Yeah, really good!’ Like that’s a level now! It’s important as an Esl teacher to…

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02

Jun 2017

Teaching beginners: is translating really necessary?

A big debate around teaching beginners has always been whether it is necessary or not to translate into the learners’ mother tongue. Opinions are split and vary from definitely not to maybe sometimes yes or, in the other extreme, of course yes, translating is fast and effective. Translating seems straightforward and historically it has been so intrinsically linked to learning languages (e.g. the grammar-translation method applied from classic languages…

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masterclass in esl

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May 2017

Masterclass in ESL at Oxbridge to share and learn about expertise areas

The Oxbridge English Teaching System (OETS) is made out of a wide and wide community of teachers from different countries and backgrounds. Offering a masterclass in ESL for different areas of expertise was necessary and easy at the same time, having in mind the richness of profiles of our community members. This is why we are currently devoting our Friday meetings to masterclasses presented by our teachers. Each teacher…

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Oxbridge teaching system

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May 2017

Move to Spain – Have my life! It´s easy

Move to Spain – Have my life! It´s easy! Last Sunday, this is how we spent our Sunday afternoon, chillin’ up the Mountain at Montserrat! Just another mountaintop Benedictine monastery you know! Hello, Hola! Buenos días! So, hello to you from us lot, just a few of the Oxinity team of English teachers here in Barcelona. We’re all lucky enough to live here and this…

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Apr 2017

Preparing for class, classroom experience!

Oxinity Friday Meeting – Barcelona Team game – Preparing for class, classroom experience.   Friday greetings Esl teachers! The objective of our Friday meeting this week was to bring some attention to the way we prepare for class and to share experiences that we have had in the classroom. The good, the bad and the ugly! We all have our own ideas and experiences so this is…

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Apr 2017

How to adapt articles – Oxbridge activites

      Oxinity Friday Meeting – Barcelona   How to adapt articles Today at our team meeting here in Barcelona we worked together to practice how best to adapt articles to match the different levels of our students when we are creating and teaching Oxbridge Topic Activities. We´re always looking to each other for tips and hints on how to create better, more relevant and…

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Apr 2017

How to create a complete Oxbridge activity

An Oxbridge activity: steps and tips In this guide we will give you  the step by step instructions on how to create a complete Oxbridge activity. You can use it to create any type of activity under the Oxbridge English Teaching System, such as topic, vocabulary, structure or pronunciation activities for any communicative purpose. The video walks you through the whole process from beginning to completion with all…

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