Teaching Tips

5 Phonics Activities to Use in Your EFL Classroom

POSTED ON June 27th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Teaching phonics to English learners is a fundamental skill that needs to be developed, and it should be part of all learning strategies. But that doesn’t mean it needs to be boring. If you are an EFL teacher who needs or wants to teach phonics to young learners, then here are 5 phonics activities that […]

How to Teach The Four Seasons in Your EFL Classroom

POSTED ON June 20th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
We talk about the weather A LOT, so it’s useful for students of all ages to have the skills to discuss weather and the seasons in a variety of contexts. Here are some tips on teaching the seasons to EFL students. The four seasons are a fun EFL topic for both students and teachers. There […]

Tips for Teaching Elementary EFL Students

POSTED ON June 13th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Teaching EFL to students in elementary school is a unique experience. The students develop so much from year to year, it can be difficult to set specific rules, but there are some general pointers that will make their English lessons far better. Most resources on the internet focus on teaching kindergarten students, adults and business […]

Tips and Strategies for Mixed-Ability Classes

POSTED ON June 6th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
While it can be frustrating for both teachers and students, mixed-ability classes are an inevitable part of EFL teaching. Since we can’t prevent them, we need effective strategies for teaching mixed-ability classes. Here are some tips from a veteran English teacher. In a previous article on mixed-ability classes, we looked at what [...]

The Last Resort: How to Not Panic When Classes Go Wrong

POSTED ON May 31st  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Not all lessons are smooth sailing, but that’s no reason to give up. Even after you lose control of a class, it’s always possible to get them back on track. Good classroom management means staying flexible. There are plenty of reasons why your TEFL class might end up not going to plan. For example, if […]

Mixed-Ability Classes: Factors, Challenges and Advantages

POSTED ON May 16th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
As an EFL teacher, it is seldom that you have a class of students who have the same language learning levels. As such, it is well known that mixed-ability classes are the norm and not an exception. If you are new to teaching, you might be wondering what is meant by a mixed-ability class. A mixed-ability […]

Top Tips For Teaching Writing: Games and Ideas to Turn Your Lesson From Boring to Brilliant

POSTED ON May 10th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
  Teaching writing is an important part of any curriculum, but it’s rarely the most popular part of the class. Here are a few ways one experienced teacher makes writing lessons more fun and more effective. I’m sure you remember this from your school days – students sitting scribbling in silence, an air of boredom so […]

Top 5 Tips for Teaching Business English

POSTED ON May 3rd  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Business English is quite different from your typical general English class. Though it’s the same language, it’s a different type of English. Business English involves different types of skills and subtleties that aren’t usually present in other classes. Teaching Business English takes some finesse. You don’t necessarily have to have a [...]

Simple Teaching Tips (That Are Easy to Forget)

POSTED ON April 25th  - POSTED IN Teaching Tips
Whether you have been teaching for years or are new to the TEFL game, there are so many things to think about when you have a job teaching English. From the moment you step into the classroom (or before) to the moment the class ends (or after) there are dozens of little things you need […]