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Teaching Exam Classes in Spain

Teaching Exam Classes in Spain

Exam classes, CEFR Levels, certificates and coursebooks in Spain B1, B2, C7, R2D2??? What’s going on with certificates in Spain? We could argue that the financial crisis has certainly benefited the ELT industry in Spain and there’s high demand for English classes for...

How to Find Work as an English Teacher in Granada

How to Find Work as an English Teacher in Granada

Here are some tips to help you find work as an English Teacher in Granada  By Ruth Marin. When In Spain most students need to get a certificate. There are English exams nearly every month and a huge demand for exam classes. This means teaching jobs available all...

15 Reasons Why You Should take a TEFL Course

The reason why I took a TEFL course in 1996 (imagine, smartphones didn't even exist then) was the standard one.  Just 6 months out of university, I saw teaching English as a foreign language as something that could fund my travels around the world, in particular,...

Teaching Writing for Cambridge Exams

Teaching Writing for Cambridge Exams

This post was written by Ruth Marin, an experienced ELT teacher and trainer working in Granada. She is one of the tutors on our TEFL course. Writing is a big challenge for many students, especially when preparing for an exam: not only they need to write well under...

13 TEFL Observation Tasks

13 TEFL Observation Tasks

It's amazing how much you can learn from observations. Unfortunately, in my experience, many language schools use observation primarily as an assessment tool rather than for professional development purposes. This post describes a range of simple but useful TEFL...

10 Tips To Help You Pass Your TEFL Course

10 Tips To Help You Pass Your TEFL Course

So, you have spent a considerable amount of money on taking a TEFL course. You’ve heard that everybody passes but, then again, you’ve also heard that it’s a boot camp. Well, let me tell you that not everybody passes and that a TEFL course doesn’t have to be a boot...

10 Board Games for EFL Teachers

10 Board Games for EFL Teachers

How often do you play board games with your English learners? With a little bit of imagination, you can use your board to practise grammar, lexis and pronunciation in lots of fun and engaging ways that will make your learners love your classes. If you're lucky, the...

What is TEFL anyway?

What is TEFL anyway? TEFL, TESOL, ESOL, ELT, CELTA, EAL, EAP, ESP etc. The list of acronyms (abbreviations consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something, pronounced as a word, for example IKEA or UNICEF) initialisms (like acronyms but each...

10 Dictation Activites for EFL classes

10 Dictation Activites for EFL classes

Why write things on the board for the students to write in their notebooks when you can dictate them? In this post, you'll read about 10 simple but fun dictation activities  that can be used with kids and adult learners. Dictation fell out of fashion in EFL but smart...

Last-minute Love Lessons

Whoops! You've completely forgotten that Valentine's Day is round the corner and you haven't planned anything with a romantic theme for your classes.   Don't panic - Here are 3 last-minute love lessons / activities for you to try which require very little...