HUB

06

Oct 2017

Teaching kids: challenges and winning strategies

In an increasing demand for English classes,  important points to consider when teaching kids are how to teach also what makes a good kids’ activity. Perhaps the most important thing to consider when teaching kids is their attention span. This will change with age, with how big the class is and also how long the class is. They can generally be put in two groups: the…

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TEFL teaching experience

30

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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Dealing with disruptive or difficult students

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Mar 2015

Dealing with disruptive or difficult students

Whatever kind of teacher you are, be it a maths teacher, an art teacher or a teacher of karate, there will come a time when you will have problems managing your class/group of students and if you cannot find a way to do it effectively your students can become uninterested, unmotivated or quiet, and will seldom reach your desired goal. By using rules, teachers can…

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06

Feb 2015

Setting effective boundaries in the classroom

ESL teachers could face disruptive behaviour from their students on a daily basis and this can lead to distress, tension and/or anxiety.  For this reason it is important for teachers to take charge to ensure that they are setting effective boundaries because by simply ignoring it, it will get worse. Robin Booth proposes that a boundary is something that the teacher puts in place in…

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Teaching ESL to Young Learners and Teenagers

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Oct 2014

Teaching ESL to Young Learners and Teenagers

What are the best approaches and strategies to teaching ESL to young learners and teenagers? The question is relevant enough and  worth dedicating a lot of specific attention to. More than a list of tips, we teachers need to understand what is our youngest target audience is like: what defines young learners, pre-adolescents and teenagers, what motivates them, what activities work and how to address possible classroom problems. Altogether, we…

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05

Sep 2014

Learning environments for young learners in English

Day after day, the richness of possibilities of the English language world brings us new opportunities and challenges. Our passion for discovering more and more new fields brought us the chance to meet a team of nursery school educators willing to implement the best educational proposal in English for their bilingual institution. They had to choose between the option of just hiring native English teachers or the alternative of…

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