Playing ESL games in serious business settings

Teaching English as a foreign language at the highest level of business is often a daunting experience, especially when it comes to taking serious business professionals out of their comfort zone. You may have never stepped foot into a business environment in your life. The first class often includes hurrying into a stuffy business room […]

ESL Teacher Starter Kit

Have you recently started working as an ESL teacher or planning on getting started soon? Don’t worry! We are here to make sure you have everything you need to start off on the right foot! Download Your FREE Ultimate Guide to Teaching Business English Skills HERE A watch: it is very important to keep track […]

Impromptu Games for the ESL Classroom

We have all been in the situation as an ESL teacher where your perfectly planned material seems to run out quicker than expected. So what do we do when we have extra time in the ESL classroom? Whether it is 10 minutes or 60, these impromptu games are sure to get your students talking and […]

Ongoing Professional Development is a Must for ESL Teachers!

While your TEFL course is excellent preparation when starting your career as an English teacher, many of the concepts you were introduced to during your program will require further study and practice before you fully master them. While you may think it’s enough to be getting first-hand experience teaching classes, ongoing professional development is necessary […]

Phrasal verbs: help your students PICK them UP quickly!

One of the most dreaded topics for English learners is phrasal verbs. Why are they so afraid of them if we use them so much in our daily life? The answer is simple, their meaning isn’t always literal. For example, with verbs like ‘get up’, you can guess the direction and the type of the […]

Requirements for a student visa in Spain

If you plan on studying abroad, you need to make sure that the visa you choose is the correct one. This blog is aimed at Americans looking to study in Spain, and the visa that most fits this profile is the student visa. The student visa is for foreigners undertaking studies, research, training, student mobility, […]

TtMadrid Grad: “The perfect way to correct students’ errors”

TtMadrid’s method includes Error and Correction but in practice, after the course is over, do you sometimes find correction difficult to implement during classes? Do you feel like it can ruin the flow of conversation? Or simply don’t correct enough? Our grad, Christine Stallone, offers some top advice on the perfect way to correct students’ errors. […]

Five Fabulous ESL Websites to Help Inspire your Next Class

As an ESL teacher we spend a LOT of time scouring the web for resources. As many of you know, finding good (AND FREE) materials online is like finding a polar bear in a snow storm, ridiculously time consuming and nearly impossible. Personally I’ve wasted countless hours looking for worksheets, activities etc. only to come […]

How to Motivate Your Students to Write in English

It seems to be a common theme (especially teaching English in Spain) that students want to run before they can walk. Practically every student I have met always wanted to start speaking before learning how to read, write or listen in English. I can definitely understand the intention, but our students usually underestimate how much they really […]

Step Out of the ESL Classroom and Sneak Grammar into Your Off-site Class

Spring is here and your ESL students are thinking more about enjoying the good weather than that fill in the gap you spent ages preparing. This time of year is when you need to be more creative and keep the students engaged and motivated by switching it up and subtly sneaking grammar into some fun activities out of the classroom. Here […]