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Noonchi (Nunchi) Primer for Teachers in Korea

Understanding Noonchi (Nunchi) Culture for Teachers in Korea

 Noonchi (Nunchi) Primer for Teachers in Korea For many generations, Koreans have placed great emphasis on age and social status. This has arisen from the influence of Confucianism and the

Cuisenaire Rods for Language Teaching, Part 1

Cuisenaire Rods for Language Teaching, Part 1 After the interest shown in the Cuisenaire Rods workshop at the Recent EdYouFest teachers’ event in South West England, I decided to write

Understanding IELTS and TOEFL Essay Rubrics

IELTS and TOEFL essay rubrics As teachers, it is helpful to use IELTS and TOEFL essay rubrics to guide our students to get top scores on their independent essays. However, sometimes

Adjective Order in English Revisited

Adjective Order in English Revisited Look at this picture. How would you describe this object?  Which of these sentences sounds most correct? It’s a big, round, orange pumpkin. It’s a

Edinburgh’s EFL revival?

Following the twin blows of Covid and Brexit, there are signs of renewed life in Edinburgh’s EFL scene. While several schools have closed for good in the last three years,

Icebreaker Activities for EFL Students

It’s advisable to use icebreaker activities or “getting to know you” activities, so that students can become more familiar with each other and get along better as the course progresses.