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…
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…
What are the qualities that make a good ESL teacher? When asked at a job interview what makes a good ESL teachers, candidates often praise personal traits such as patience, creativity, knowledge, skills, empathy, experience… But what if you have just finished your TEFL course and are not that experienced yet. Does that mean you can’t be a great teacher? The answer is that this…
Topic: Independence Objective: For students to discuss the pros and cons of Catalan independence using the basis of the opinions of foreigners. Level: Upper Intermediate – Advanced Author: Hugo Deslandes
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…
Dear trainee, You are about to start your TEFL course and join a great profession where people hungry for knowledge meet to learn from each other. You are probably full of enthusiasm but also doubts. What will it be like? Will I meet the expectations? Will I manage to do all the assignments, exams and course tasks? Will I make a good teacher?
httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI “Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It’s not simply “emotion on the right, reason on the left,” but something far more complex and interesting.” If your intention is to become a teacher, knowing a little bit more about the brain is very useful. Pay attention to the part that refers to languages. After…
Have a look at some of these videos about teaching methodologies… Let us know what you think of them. The Direct Method (also the Berlitz Method) httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiQvG-fvzLM Audio Lingual Method httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rVkaGw_M5mA The Silent Way httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sshhHFWwukM Suggestopedia httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX4JFEUgqlg Total Physical Response httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bkMQXFOqyQA Callan Method httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1D2K-3WprHA …
Have you missed this important session about tenses in English? Do you find it difficult to remember all these names with Latin roots? Do they not make any sense to you and just thinking about them makes you feel dizzy? Maybe if you think of them as combinatorics it will appear much easier to remember.
I wanted to pay tribute to the opening of the Bible (John 1:1) in relation to the upcoming No Pens Day initiative in the UK. I wanted to go back to the roots, to the origins of what we consider to be the beginning of all knowledge. I wanted to be original and once again go back to where it all begins: the word.