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WORDS EVEN TEFL TEACHERS GET WRONG

We’re English teachers and we’re expected to know our stuff when ...

ADAPTABILITY AND THE TEFL TEACHER

Even though it may sound like and seem like a similar job, being a Teach ...

ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

The TEFL world is full of acronyms. You’ve probably heard about EAP (English ...

ARE CONVERSATION CLASSES REALLY EFFECTIVE?

Teaching English as a Foreign Language involves many different aspects: teaching vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, ...

UPDATE: HOW HAS BREXIT AFFECTED THE EFL INDUSTRY IN THE UK?

Let’s be honest, Brexit caused quite a stir last year. It got a ...

3 COMMON PROBLEMS FOR ARABIC LEARNERS OF ENGLISH

Even though learning English can be problematic for speakers of any first language, some languages ...

HOW DO CHILDREN LEARN LANGUAGES

If you’re ever around children, you’ll know that they are really ...

SHOULD YOU EVER THROW YOUR LESSON PLAN OUT THE WINDOW?

In short, yes – even though it might seem counterintuitive. After all, you spent so ...

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHER ENTHUSIASM IN THE EFL CLASSROOM

According to the Stephen Krashen’s Affective Filter Hypothesis, certain factors in the classroom ...

4 EFL GAMES TO ENCOURAGE FLUENCY

We all love games. Our students love them because they feel like they are not ...

5 ONLINE LANGUAGE RESOURCES FOR YOUR LEARNERS

As much as we would love to be able to be around our students all ...

CO-OPERATIVE LEARNING: A NOT-SO-NEW TECHNIQUE FOR THE EFL CLASSROOM

Co-operative learning is a technique which has been around since the 1930s but has recently ...

WORDS EVEN TEFL TEACHERS GET WRONG

We’re English teachers and we’re expected to know our stuff when ...

ADAPTABILITY AND THE TEFL TEACHER

Even though it may sound like and seem like a similar job, being a Teach ...

ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

The TEFL world is full of acronyms. You’ve probably heard about EAP (English ...

ARE CONVERSATION CLASSES REALLY EFFECTIVE?

Teaching English as a Foreign Language involves many different aspects: teaching vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing, ...

UPDATE: HOW HAS BREXIT AFFECTED THE EFL INDUSTRY IN THE UK?

Let’s be honest, Brexit caused quite a stir last year. It got a ...

3 COMMON PROBLEMS FOR ARABIC LEARNERS OF ENGLISH

Even though learning English can be problematic for speakers of any first language, some languages ...

HOW DO CHILDREN LEARN LANGUAGES

If you’re ever around children, you’ll know that they are really ...

SHOULD YOU EVER THROW YOUR LESSON PLAN OUT THE WINDOW?

In short, yes – even though it might seem counterintuitive. After all, you spent so ...

THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHER ENTHUSIASM IN THE EFL CLASSROOM

According to the Stephen Krashen’s Affective Filter Hypothesis, certain factors in the classroom ...

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