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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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Using Authentic Materials In The Classroom

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May 2015

Using Authentic Materials In The Classroom

Following on from the previous two blog posts, which you can read here and here, the third item in conjunction with a student’s success in learning a foreign language is, “using authentic materials”. Authentic materials are basically any materials that exist in the real world for native English speakers. Sources include: books, magazines, newspapers, videos, internet, etc. All of which are available everywhere. If you’re going to…

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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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The trials and tribulations of being a TEFL teacher

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Feb 2015

The trials and tribulations of being a TEFL teacher

If you’re thinking of becoming a TEFL teacher you might want some information of what you get out of it from someone who has firsthand experience of being one. Helping people to learn another language is a great feeling. Seeing students understand what you’ve explained to them gives you a sense of satisfaction – it’s like teaching a child to ride a bike, you do…

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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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Dec 2014

Hola Barcelona!

Having lived in Cyprus for 16 years and getting fed up with it (particularly since the launch of the euro!) I started toying with the idea of moving and began thinking long and hard about where I would move to. After much deliberation (and encouragement from people who have been there) I decided on Barcelona. So, I sold my car, rented my flat out, packed…

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