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Oct 2017

Frustration of Students: Common Scenarios and How to Manage Them

‘’Mistakes are he portals to discovery’’   Frustration is defined as the feeling of being upset or annoyed as a result of being unable to change or achieve something. This is a common feeling that everyone experiences from time to time, whether it’s at work in your personal life, and it can be triggered by many different things. One such trigger is learning a new skill,…

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Oct 2017

Teaching kids: challenges and winning strategies

In an increasing demand for English classes,  important points to consider when teaching kids and 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 under 10s…

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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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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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