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Paperless Lessons Are The Future – Join The Paper-free ESL Community!

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Jan 2015

Paperless Lessons Are The Future – Join The Paper-free ESL Community!

Ready-to-use paperless lessons are now a reality for the OxbridgeTEFL community members due to the implementation of an integrated system of online management of the teaching/learning process. Not only there is no single paper wasted for a lesson plan, but also both teachers and students are now able to evaluate the teaching process in real time. Taking the register is no longer a paper dependent…

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7 Questions for ESL Teachers to Change ESL Education

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Nov 2014

7 Questions for ESL Teachers to Change ESL Education

My name is Liz Ward. I am an Australian teacher with over 30 years experience teaching students from age 5 yrs. to 12 yrs. I have worked in both public and private schools and spent 4 yrs. at an International School in Malaysia. I have also worked at an English Language Academy in Vientiane, Laos. I have experience in EAL (English as an additional language,…

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Teaching is Art and Art in Teaching

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Sep 2014

Teaching is Art and Art in Teaching

A talented teacher is how we usually define a vocational teacher who connects with their students and conveys the message in a clear and engaging way. Having a talent for teaching is what we look for when choosing professionals for our ESL classes. We love teachers that have the talent of teaching and who can transmit their passion to us learners. But there is another rare type of…

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Sep 2014

Transmitting in the Classroom. What we can take from classical music.

  Whether it be listening to a film director talking about his new blockbuster creation, or watching a protestor stand at Speakers’ Corner in Hyde Park and tell us about what is wrong with the world, we are transfixed by the same common denominator, passion. Used correctly, passion can transfix an audience, leave a crowd mesmerised and wanting to know more, even the most mundane…

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TEFL classes by videoconference for elementary level students.

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May 2014

TEFL classes by videoconference for elementary level students.

TEFL classes by videoconference are often related to high level students. How should our teaching change in order to grant successful and exciting learning experience to our students? On debate: Elementary level students (P2T) have just completed S1 and are ready to move up. At this stage grading the language and adapting are still very necessary. How can we improve our teaching practice and material? Conclusions: Keep instructions…

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My favorite ESL class

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Mar 2014

My favorite ESL class

We asked different teachers about their favorite ESL class. We wanted them to explain what makes a great ESL class really memorable. We often hear teachers complaining about certain students and classes that were difficult. It’s much more productive and rewarding to hear about TEFL teacher’s favorite classes and why they enjoyed them. Here we’ve collected a few of the Oxbridge teacher’s accounts of their favorite…

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Friday Meeting: Anticipating students problems

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Feb 2014

Friday Meeting: Anticipating students problems

Developed by TEFL trainer Gabriel Messina What is anticipating students problems and why analyze learners’ linguistic production? One of the most important outcomes that we take from linguistic analysis in ESL practice is the ability to anticipate learners problems, among other reasons. What do we analyse? At the same time teachers are analyzing meaning, form, pronunciation, function, appropriateness… any type of language interference in general.


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Jul 2013

Doing a TEFL course by videoconference: Worth it?

Upon beginning to research TEFL, you will see that there are a huge amount of courses out there, and it’s worth taking a look at every aspect of them to make sure that the certificate you will receive at the end of your hard work will be considered valid by employers. There is nothing worse than investing both your money and your time and energy…

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Jun 2013

Why do we like this structure activity about inversion?

Structure: Expressing emphasis using Inversion: Inverted conditional sentences without “if”: (Sentences beginning ‘Were…’, ‘Should…’, ‘Had…’). Level: Upper Intermediate – Advanced Author: Daniel Hermosilla Being able to express inverted conditional statements in English is a sign of an advanced level of linguistic competence as this structure is quite complex and less commonly used in daily communication. At a high level students need to be acquainted with…

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