The TEFL Insider
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Timelines are a tried and true way to help students conceptualize tense and aspect. The following is an example of how a timeline can be used to help students talk about the past.Read full article
This post was written by Rachel Spillane Actually, in TEFL-speak, PPP is a term referred to in lesson planning and it stands for- Presentation, Practice and Production. This format is commonly used in the communicative approach to teaching EFL and traditionally, PPP is kept in sequential order. Presentation is the time to present the new […]Read full article
Did you ever wonder if you can actually land a teaching job with an online TEFL certification? We decided to ask Jennifer Hamblen, who recently completed the 120-Hour TEFL Online Master Diploma course, one of the most popular online certification programs offered by BridgeTEFL. She is currently teaching in St. Petersburg, Russia.
What drew you to teaching English? Had you taught before taking the TEFL Online course? What is your original background in?
Two months before I was planning to move to Russia, it dawned on me that I had no “universally transferable” skills…Read full article
So, you want to teach English abroad? You’ve read all the TEFL books and brochures, scoured the internet for hours researching locations and programs, but you still have doubts, right? We asked two English teachers to share their experiences of teaching and living in Chile. Jacqueline Sedore, a 25 year-old Canadian and Katie David, a 23 year-old from the USA, were nice enough to dish out their secrets.Read full article
Not all students learn in the same ways. Each person brings his own experiences, preferences, and learning style to the classroom.Read full article
The progressive aspect is not one that is common in all languages. If your students are not familiar with this concept in their native language, it may take some practice before they can grasp it.Read full article
This post was written by Rachel Spillane Do I need a degree to get a job teaching English? The short answer is no! Long answer – maybe… I hear this question from prospective TEFL teachers at least once a day and there is no definitive answer. While I’d love to be inspirational and say “Bill […]Read full article
This post was written by Kaye McDaniel When teaching English to younger children, your lesson planning and teaching methods should be constructed well enough to maintain their attention and make learning fun! Younger children have different abilities and skills that can be utilized to make their English learning more efficient and your job a lot easier. Children tend […]Read full article
As much as some of us try to forget our past, as English teachers we are confronted with it regularly. Here is a suggestion to keep it interesting.Read full article
I can still remember the first day that I was introduced to my new English class, a group of 15 or so high-school students in a small town in France. I walked into the room, took one look at their curious faces, opened my mouth and nothing came out. I was stuck somewhere between not […]Read full article