Category Archives: Advice

How to introduce an English Textbook to your Students

1. Introduction “Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I may remember, Involve me and I learn. “ -Benjamin Franklin Textbook is one of the main instruments of educating and preparing students for the examinations. On the first or … Continue reading

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Custom Essays – Cheating or Study Aids?

What is a custom essay? A custom essay is a paper written by a ‘ghostwriter’ – i.e. a professional writer who is paid to write books, articles, stories, reports, or other content but who does not receive any credit for … Continue reading

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Easy to use citation formatting tool

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The Do’s and Don’ts When TEFL Job Searching: What you should and shouldn’t do

There is a certain etiquette and level of professionalism that you should maintain when launching a job search. Often times, we make a first impression to a potential employer without even realizing it. Below are some Do’s and Dont’s to … Continue reading

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DELTA to be recognized as equal to a Master’s degree

good news for all those of you who can’t afford to do an MA. Ofqual, the exams regulator of the UK government, has confirmed that Cambridge ESOL’s Delta qualification for teachers is at the same level as a Master’s degree … Continue reading

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ELT World TEFL Website of the month: ESL Games World

ESL Games World If you’re looking for new games and activities to play with your English learners, ESL Games World will be of great help. This site offers both printable and interactive games. English learners can practice their vocabulary and … Continue reading

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Would you have done this for a job?

Simple question: would you have done what this person did to try and get a job in the Gulf? She flew me to Qatar on a 1-way ticket (despite my several written requests for a return ticket since it seemed … Continue reading

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Are your students using Wikis to strengthen vocabulary skills?

That’s the question being posed by ‘Teacher Magazine‘. ‘Think about all the ways you promote content vocabulary in your classroom‘, they demand. ‘Got that bulletin board? Got that word wall? Got a few posters with pictures and words around your … Continue reading

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Would you work in conditions like this?

I found the follow example of an early 21st Century TEFL Job ad over at the TurkeyCentral forum and it got me wondering, would any of you work under these conditions? I’ve removed any info that could help you identify … Continue reading

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Great video on the power of observation from ‘One Year’

If I say too much about it I’ll spoil it. ‘One Year’ Adam notes: ‘You enter with your collective experiences, which have helped to shape the way you perceive the world. Your students haven’t lived your life or experienced what … Continue reading

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