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17
Mar

Tips to teach ESL beginners

Tips to teach ESL beginners

The extremes are usually the most difficult. How do I teach students who know nothing or the students who know…

23
Feb

Teaching Phonetics

Teaching Phonetics

Most TEFL teachers are not sure where to start when teaching phonetics and pronunciation.  The first thing to remember is…

01
Aug

Types of ESL students

Types of ESL students

Having spent the last six years here in Madrid as a TEFL teacher and as the Director of Studies…

14
Apr

Outdoor Class Ideas

outdoor class ideas

Take advantage of the beautiful weather here in Madrid and expand your classroom to the outdoors! Here are a few…

04
Apr

Tips for reducing TTT

Tips for reducing TTT

Obviously as a teacher when you are teaching you need to teach which generally means talking!  However, if you speak…

01
Apr

Life saving activities

life saving activities

Once I finished my TEFL program here in Madrid, I had to think of some life saving activities that could…

24
Feb

Why have a warmer?

why have a warmer

I’ve come across a couple of good sites with warmer activities and wanted to share them as well as remember…

16
Nov

Classroom management tips: What we can learn from parents

classroom management tips

Although I’m not a parent, I like to read parenting articles from time to time to pick up some classroom…

10
May

A TEFL Teacher’s Quick Stress Busters for the Classroom

A TEFL Teacher's: Quick Stress Busters for the Classroom

Let’s face it.  As much as you love it…teaching abroad can be downright stressful!  We can’t always control what life throws…

16
Apr

ESL Pronunciation s and z sounds

Ebooks

Useful tips for pronunciation practice activities in the ESL classroom. This post focuses on the ‘s’ and ‘z’ problems that ESL learners encounter when learning English