Zen and the Art of Language Presentations

To teach new language successfully, and in a way that students are interested in, it can often help to point to something beyond the language itself in order for the […]

My Path to Teaching English Literature

My Path to Teaching English Literature

by Brian Collins I was 28 years old when I started teaching English in 2009. My TEFL career has led me to places such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Ecuador, Poland, […]

Academic Writing Buddy

Academic Writing Buddy

A proposal to establish an international academic writing buddy system for mentoring and being mentored, with a view to getting published. Comments from teachers and educationalists would be greatly appreciated […]

The Wolf of Upwork

The Wolf of Upwork

By Matt Cates Dear Readers, Clearly I don’t know what I’m doing. Most EFL teachers aren’t in this for the big bucks, but at least they churn out a living. […]

Writing Creatively to Learn Adverbs

Writing Creatively to Learn Adverbs

Writing Creatively to Learn Adverbs When it comes to grammar instruction, teachers often struggle with these questions: Do I teach my students the grammar rules explicitly and give them worksheets […]

How to Actively Engage Learners in Storytelling

How to actively engage learners in storytelling

How to actively engage learners in storytelling Storytelling is a teaching tool used with great success in any classroom, let alone the foreign language classroom. Students are fascinated and give […]

Using language notebooks with young learners

Using language notebooks with young learners

Using language notebooks with young learners As teachers, we always want our young students to be more effective at recording language. How often do we feel a sense of hopelessness, […]