A quick coffee with… Duncan Foord (Oxford TEFL Director)
A company is only as good as its people, as the saying goes. Here at Oxford TEFL, we couldn’t agree more. Our team of dedicated professionals is what allows us to stay passionate and continue providing high quality teacher training. Indeed, without them, there’s no way we could have continued to grow and thrive since […]
Trinity Cert. TESOL course – stripped bare!
What is the Trinity Cert. TESOL course really like? What type of person am I likely to meet on this course? Do I have the courage to apply and get through the course? Our trainees from February 2015 demonstrate with this quirky video the highs and lows, the funniest and the most challenging moments […]
New Oxford TEFL centre in Malaga
We are excited to announce that in addition to Cadiz, Oxford TEFL can now offer Trinity Cert. TESOL courses in Malaga. Situated on the southern coast of Spain right on the Mediterranean Sea, Malaga is an excellent city to live and study in. It has a big international airport and the city provides easy […]
Teacher trainer Billie Haase
Oxford TEFL teacher trainer Billie Haase has her very own blog and youtube channel with some very useful and interesting videos for EFL students and teachers. We wanted to find out how she has accumulated over 60,000 views on some of her youtube videos and a long list of subscribers to her blog in just […]
Getting There & Being There
Ahead of the Free Teacher Development Workshops for TEFL teachers, taking place in Barcelona and Prague during March (see the links at the bottom of this post for further details), I spoke to some of the presenters. First of all, I spoke to Andrea Downing, who is doing two back-to-back workshops in Prague on March […]
Breaking News: Oxford TEFL’s new location is Trinity “first ever”
After months of planning and preparation, the momentous day has finally arrived. There’s a buzz of excitement in the air. Is Duncan’s band releasing a new CD? No, although I have heard a rumour that there’s one in the pipeline… No, the excitement is because Oxford TEFL has just launched its first Trinity-accredited Cert TESOL […]
Paper lesson plans: “Security Theatre” in ELT?
A nice video by Anthony Gaughan. He argues that paper-based lessons planning appeals to our need to feel secure, rather than actually making us any more secure. He also calls for teachers and trainers to focus more on preparing for opportunities, rather than potential problems. Interesting take on the issue. However, I feel paper-based lesson […]