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.
Navigating the world of online teaching in the current climate can be a real challenge. Any teacher who has looked for online work will know that there is a plethora of different options – from conversation to exam preparation, from great pay to no way. Once you’ve begun to develop your niche within this brave new world, you’ll see that it’s well worth the effort.
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 […]
Twenty years ago, at a conference in Dublin, I coined the term ‘grammar McNuggets.’ In doing so, I wanted to capture the way that coursebooks deliver grammar in tasty, bite-sized morsels. To my way of thinking, this compartmentalization of language (an essentially shapeless and fluid phenomenon) reflected the way fast-food chains package, market and deliver […]
Sophia Hendrickson is thirty-one years old. She is originally from the UK and I’m now based in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda. She has been there for about two years where she runs her own business, Pineapple English, teaching ESL and offering other English language consultancy services. In this blog post, she reflects on her […]
Garrett Lazyan is from the U.S and he is living in China, teaching English in Mainland China and Hong Kong since 2009. He recently completed our 100% Online CELTA course. In this blog post he explains his reasons for taking this course, what the course was like and why he also recommends it to those with experience […]
You have been offered a place on the 100% Online CELTA course. Now, you are ready to start on some pre-course material to help you get prepared for the course. This is what you can do: 1. PRE-COURSE TASK This will be sent to you once you have made your first payment for the […]
Think about someone who is learning how to drive. Before they can sit behind the wheel and drive on their own, they need to practice and learn from a more experienced driver. Practicing in a controlled environment and with the support of an expert helps the new driver overcome fears, feel confident, learn and develop […]
Jeanette is from England and she is sixty years old. Before joining our 100% Online CELTA course she had gained the PGCE and worked in the further education sector. Find out in this blog post more about her experience on our CELTA course. Why did you decide to take get a CELTA qualification?I’d been thinking […]
Justin McCarty is an Oxford TEFL graduate and one of our friendly CELTA interviewers. Once you have applied for our CELTA course, you will be interviewed by Justin, or one of our other interviewers, so that we can find out more about your motivation to teach, your background and your suitability for the course. Here, he offers some useful advice to help you through the interview stage.