Teacher wellbeing: What is it and why should we care?

Students are fairly integral to running a school, wouldn’t you agree? As 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 get on […]

Pronunciation: 3 practices to question and 3 practices to explore

Adrian Underhill

Adrian Underhill is series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers, author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation and an adviser in the development of the new Macmillan English Dictionary. He has been a teacher and trainer for many years and was director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings […]

Top 10 Ways to Get Organised for the 100% Online CELTA course

Online CELTA course

English teachers and other professionals who want to start teaching English usually want to have an accredited international TEFL qualification. And the new 4-week intensive or 14-week part-time 100% online CELTA offered by Oxford TEFL is a great opportunity for you to get one of the most renowned teaching qualifications in the world. After all, […]

9 Free Alternatives to Zoom for Getting your Classroom Online

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The present crisis has brought rapid and dramatic changes to the world of work, and the world of teaching has been no exception. Teachers have suddenly been forced, by circumstances, to adapt their skills to working online in live virtual classrooms with little or no preparation or training. Most schools and teachers have faced the […]

Developing Course Content for Teaching Online

Teaching English online

The teaching environment and needs of our students have changed rapidly over the last couple of weeks due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus. For many, teaching English online is the only viable way to continue helping your students whilst staying safe. This rapid transition means that some teachers are not as well prepared as […]

Teaching online: what hardware and software do you need?

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Daniel Lawrence is a freelance online English teacher, materials creator and translator. He is also one of our Trinity CertTESOL and Trinity DipTESOL graduates. After three years of teaching in private language schools in Catalonia – where he still lives – he began working from home with one-to-one learners online and is now our Teaching […]

My Top Ten Pronunciation Tips: Physicality and Integration – by Adrian Underhill

Adrian Underhill

Adrian is series editor of the Macmillan Books for Teachers, author of Sound Foundations: Learning and Teaching Pronunciation and an adviser in the development of the new Macmillan English Dictionary. He has been a teacher and trainer for many years and was director of the International Teacher Training Institute at International House in Hastings until […]

Pronunciation Q and A with Melody Philip

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Melody Philip is one of our Trinity DipTESOL graduates and is now a teacher trainer and materials writer. We recently held a packed out session on pronunciation, as part of our highly successful ongoing free Friday morning Teacher Development Workshops held at Oxford TEFL in Barcelona. During this workshop, attendees looked at a variety of ways to […]

Top 10 Tips for Effective CLIL Lesson Planning

Ollie Wood

Ollie Wood been working in ELT since 2006 and joined our team of CLIL and CELTA trainers in 2014. He has covered every position in the private sector from Teacher to Academic Manager. He is particularly interested in helping to bring the skills of ELT professionals to teachers in the state sector to create more […]

Effective Ways to Motivate Cambridge Exams Students

Tim Brown

Tim is our Teaching IELTS, Teaching EAP and Teaching Cambridge Exams Classes tutor. He is based in Bangkok Thailand, where he works as a CELTA trainer and also prepares students for the IELTS exam. He has taught EAP at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand and also Leicester University in the UK. He spent 10 years teaching […]