Teaching Tips

Top 5 Problems When Teaching EFL

POSTED ON June 20th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Any classroom, whether you are teaching in Taiwan or Guatemala, has its set of challenges and problems when teaching EFL. If you haven’t taught before and came across this article in preparation for teaching EFL, then this might sound scary: There isn’t a way to avoid these problems. However, there are, of course, ways to […]

14 Things To Do To Improve Your Teaching

POSTED ON June 12th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Getting your certification doesn’t mean that you know how to teach, just like having years of experience doesn’t mean you can’t improve. Even though this sounds negative, you can view it in a positive light by knowing there are many fun ways to develop professionally. Whether you are a newbie, a seasoned teacher, or somewhere […]

Using Multimedia in Classroom Teaching

POSTED ON June 5th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Today, it is normal that students in elementary school, high school, and university learn English. However, standard methods of teaching are often not enough. Can teachers successfully incorporate multimedia into their classes and if yes – how should they do that? Improved and modernized teaching using multimedia in classes and [...]

Teaching English Online: The Beginner’s Guide, Part Two

POSTED ON May 29th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
In the first part of this article, we looked at the perks and pitfalls of teaching English online and introduced some different styles of classes you can use. Continue reading for more tips on how to build a successful online teaching career. Three Choices for Teaching Online There are three popular choices for how you […]

Teaching English Online: The Beginner’s Guide, Part One

POSTED ON May 22nd  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
It’s estimated that roughly 1.5 billion people are learning English as a second language (for everyday use) or as a foreign language (to use for pleasure, holidays or work). An increasing number of people are learning and practising their English online rather than in a traditional classroom. As a TEFL teacher, teaching online is a […]

English Pronunciation: How to Teach It and Why

POSTED ON May 15th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
In today’s world, English has become an international language that people from all parts of the world use to communicate with one another. To enable their students to use and produce this language effortlessly and smoothly, it is important that teachers include pronunciation in their lessons and pay attention to pronunciation. In an average [...]

Using Real-World Materials in the Classroom

POSTED ON May 8th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
I love using real-world materials when teaching English. Authentic materials are plenty and easy to find. Whether it is news articles for reading lessons, realia (real-life objects) to make learning new vocabulary more memorable or playing the latest hit song for listening practice, including real-world examples has many benefits. For some [...]

Teaching Tips for Challenging Students

POSTED ON April 24th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
We’ve all had students who were challenging in one way or another. Perhaps they’re a bright child who feels bored in the classroom or someone at the other end of the scale who struggles to keep up. Maybe a child has trouble paying attention or just likes being the class clown. Whatever the reason, challenging […]

Setting Homework for Adult Learners

POSTED ON April 18th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Homework isn’t just for school children. Everyone can benefit from it, no matter the age. Read on for some tips on how to effectively set homework for adults. The benefits of homework are numerous, from consolidating knowledge, through giving students time to work through things at their own pace, to encouraging students to use English […]

Activities for Teaching about Animals

POSTED ON April 10th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
All TEFL teachers have their go-to topics when they get a class assigned at the last minute. It’s good to have a few games and activities up your sleeve for when you need to teach at short notice, and if they have a similar theme, it comes across much better than as just a bunch […]