10 Ways to Observe and Support English Language Teachers Online
From 2014 to 2016 I worked for a startup company that enabled physical English language schools to expand their market by delivering remote English lessons to online learners who found it difficult to attend a physical school. This was before the pandemic when remote teaching was still viewed with a lot of distrust by language […]
Free Teacher Development Workshops this March
We are pleased to announce the return of our free teacher workshops at Oxford TEFL Barcelona! These workshops are open to any ELT teacher who would like to develop their skills, pick up some practical tips and network with other teachers in the city. This is your chance to learn from experienced teachers and get […]
10 Planet-Based Classroom Hacks
Simple steps to making your EFL classrooms more environmentally friendly There’s no denying it, The Climate Crisis is the biggest issue the world has to face. As EFL (English as a Foreign Language) teachers we can often feel at a loss as to what we can do to make a significant and positive impact on […]
5 Tools from my post pandemic tool kit: What are yours?
What’s your post pandemic tool kit? For many teachers the 2020 pandemic year brought about a quantum leap in the use of technology. Being dropped into remote classrooms with little notice and often less training forced teachers to either sink or swim in those early few weeks. Luckily, most teachers rose to the challenge and […]
NEW! Specialised Workshop in Teaching Cambridge Exam Classes.
Our new 4-hour online Specialised Workshop in Teaching Cambridge Exam Classes is just the ticket if you are looking to get to grips with the basics of preparing students for B1 Preliminary, B2 First and C1 Advanced exams. Following the success of our Teaching Young Learners and Teaching Business English workshops, and by popular demand, […]
5 skills for teaching online and 1 skill to make you stand out
Many schools have been forced to move to teaching online with little or no preparation for students and teachers have been, in many cases, left to cope with developing online teaching skills with little or no training. If you Google ‘disruption’ you’ll see two definitions: The first is “disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, […]
Teacher wellbeing: What is it and why should we care?
Students are fairly integral to running a school, wouldn’t you agree? As English language teachers we have little control over the numbers of students coming into the school or how they’re organised into our classes. We can pray that they’ll have just the right combination of diligence, enthusiasm and humour. We can hope that they’ll […]
Top 10 Online Resources For Face-to-Face EFL Classes
Trying to reduce your environmental impact by photocopying less? Worried about passing around materials or playing physical games in the age of social distancing? In this post, we’ll explore some great resources that will help you plan creative, engaging lessons that teach your students what they need to know.
Pronunciation: 3 practices to question and 3 practices to explore
See what’s going on, try something different, learn from it. That’s my teacher development mantra. It applies to everything, everywhere! Let’s start with the first bit: To follow our road to becoming the best teachers we can be, we need to question our beliefs and hidden assumptions. especially assumptions we have taken on board without […]
7 Reasons why you should be making videos with your students and 9 activities to get you started
Video is a great tool for instruction and research tells us that it has become the ‘go to’ medium for many millennial and younger students, but how often do you get your students to make videos rather than watch them as part of your lesson? With so many teachers and students owning powerful smartphones with […]