Monthly Archives: August 2007

Burning the olive oil in Cadiz

Over at the teaching English in Spain section of the blog, Jayne Dingley, in an article originally published in the Guardian in 2005, explains how she was surprised by how much she had to learn on a month-long Tefl course … Continue reading

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Free Downloadable Reading Worksheet: Dan Siego

A new free downloadable reading worksheet is available, The City of Dan Siego. This is an elementary level short text with multiple choice questions. Thanks to Mary for sending me this. I’ll be adding resources all the time to David’s … Continue reading

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How not to hate the natives by Alex Case

Living in foreign countries for extended periods of time, we’re bound to come up against aspects of other cultures which go beyond merely irritating us. For example, I’m constantly baffled as to how no one out of the estimated 15 … Continue reading

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Free downloadable vocabulary resource available

The first of my free downlaodable classroom resources is now available: The Vocab Stress Game is a great kinesthetic activity you can use to practice the correct placement of stress on multi-syllable words. More on vocab at David’s Vocabulary Resources. … Continue reading

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Writing for David’s English Teaching World

I’m asking anyone, old or new to the world of teaching, to share their experiences with everyone at David’s English Teaching World. WIN A DICTIONARY Simply write about your experinces as a teacher, in as much detail as you wish, email them … Continue reading

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20 Great Links for the TOEFL Exam

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Breathless beauty: the secret of undiscovered Bolivia

South America remains an enigma to me, a place I’d long to visit, even more so after reading this. In a fabulous account of teaching in the continent, Jacqueline McEwan shares the secret of undiscovered Bolivia, but, she says, don’t forget your … Continue reading

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Free Book: Developing an Association for Language Teachers

Another free resource has been made available by joint BBC / British Council website, Teaching English: a free pdf downloadable book entitled ‘Developing an Association for Language Teachers‘ edited by Ana Falcao and Margit Szesztay. From the website: This handbook … Continue reading

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Is Vietnam the new Spain?

I had the privilege of taking a long six-week vacation in Vietnam in the mid-nineties, and got to explore almost all of this beautiful and fascinating country. This was many years before I got involved with English teaching, although very … Continue reading

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Guide to the TOEFL

I’ve just launched a new section of the blog, my guide to the TOEFL exam, starting off with my 5 essential texts for the TOEFL exam. If you have any experiences, good or bad, of the TOEFL, I’d love to hear … Continue reading

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