TEFL Tips: How to practice questions

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Compared to other European languages, questions in English are hard. The subject and the verb swap places, there is the added ‘do’ or ‘does’ and prepositions go at the end. For this reason, you must make question practice an integral part of every TEFL lesson and here is how to do it.

5 No-marking homework ideas for smart TEFL/ESL teachers

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Homework is an important part of study but it can be overwhelming for a TEFL teacher who finds themselves facing a mountain of paperwork to correct. Let’s face it, we don’t get paid much and so marking homework assignments is not how you want to spend your free time. To avoid this, smart teachers set homework assignments which a) enhance their students learning and prep them for the next class and b) do not require any work from the teacher outside of class time. Interested? Find out more.

The structure of a great ESL/EFL lesson

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Great lessons do not come out of thin air, they are planned. Thankfully with a bit of practice you won’t have to spend too much time on it – but there is a pattern to follow. The best teachers spend about 30% of their time on ‘teaching’ that is to say drilling the vocabulary and grammar points and 30% on freer speaking practices.

5 Killer ESL speaking activities that require no preparation

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A good speaking activity makes an ESL lesson but it doesn't have to take a lot of time to prepare. In fact, the more you step back from an activity, the more you will engage your students as you give them space to use their imaginations. Follow this five activities to get your students speaking requiring no preparation from the teacher.

The ultimate guide to teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) in Spain

/ Spain

So you’re thinking about becoming an ESL English teacher in Spain? Well many people do and for good reasons: Spain is a beautiful country, its food is amazing and, with the second highest number of native speakers in the world, Spanish is a very useful language to learn. But what can you expect from teaching English in Spain? Well, take a look at this guide to find out.

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