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 […]

TEFL, TESOL, ESL, ELT: what do they all mean?

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Luke Worsnop began his EFL journey ten years ago working as an English Language Instructor at the University of Nice. Following this, he gained experience in Switzerland and Seville before joining the Oxford House Barcelona team over three years ago. More recently, he began working as Sales and Marketing Assistant for Oxford TEFL, and has […]

Which is better? 100% Online CELTA or Face-to-Face CELTA Course?

Luke Worsnop began his EFL journey ten years ago working as an English Language Instructor at the University of Nice. Following this, he gained experience in Switzerland and Seville before joining the Oxford House Barcelona team over three years ago. More recently, he began working as Sales and Marketing Assistant for Oxford TEFL, and has […]

Teaching English Online: What’s your Niche?

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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.

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 […]

What are Grammar McNuggets? Scott Thornbury explains

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Scott Thornbury is a guest tutor on our Trinity DipTESOL course and he has also taught an online MA TESOL program for The New School in New York. His latest book is Scott Thornbury’s 101 Grammar Questions (Cambridge University Press). In this blog post he explains more about the term ‘Grammar McNuggets’ which he coined […]

Interview with Online CELTA graduate: Sophia

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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 […]

Interview with Online CELTA graduate Garrett

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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 […]

How can I get prepared for my 100% Online CELTA course?

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 course. […]

How does Teaching Practice work on the 100% Online CELTA course?

About Andreia Andréia Zakime has worked in the field of language teaching for more than 15 years. She has taught young learners and adults, and worked with course design and teacher training. She is currently a Cambridge CELTA tutor based in Barcelona. She is also the co-founder of What is ELT?, a a blog dedicated […]