Monthly Archives: January 2010

Why the CELTA is the wrong course for many who take it

The ever wonderful Martin McMorrow has just shared the following statistics concerning the demographic profile of Celta candidates on the ELT World forum: 26% of candidates were over 40, 10% of these were over 50 and 2.5% over 60 68% … Continue reading

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How to survive the world of TEFL #2: Always look busy

I’m a dosser. I’m lazy. I procrastinate. Just ask Alex Case, who has been waiting for me to answer his interview questions for at least 6 months now. If I can get away with not doing something, I will. The … Continue reading

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The future of online TEFL/ESL supplementary resources through intelligent handout matching

Another phenomenal guest piece by Will Pearson, this time using his own as inspiration. Intelligent handout matching, where an online database of TEFL/ESL handouts are matched for use with leading English course books, is where TEFL/ESL supplementation is heading … Continue reading

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The ‘clown prince’ of junk food to teach English to young Swedes

It’s headlines like this that make you feel like you’re fighting a losing battle. English-language worksheets featuring bloody Ronald McDonald, extolling the virtues of fast food, is being used by some Swedish schools, ‘to the chagrin of educators, outraging some … Continue reading

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