Verbs are the skeleton of any language. Most ESL learners know the basics:. 'eat,' 'go', 'play' etc., but expanding this list is vital to those working towards achieving a higher level of both spoken and written English. In my classroom, I introduced a method I call 'verb of the day'. It's pretty simple but effective. … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #4 – Verb of the Day
TEFL TIPS #3 – Storybots
If you are lucky enough to have internet access in your classroom, you'd be stupid not to take advantage of it. Youtube is full of useful ESL videos that you can play to your class to assist with teaching. While relying heavily on videos may be a cop out, using them selectively can help create … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #3 – Storybots
TEFL TIPS #6 – Increase your cash: Start Tutoring
So you’ve taken the leap and decided to teach abroad: you found a great job, set up your apartment, and found the means to keep yourself fed, washed, and comfortable. Like many TEFL teachers you’ll discover rent, food, and utilities always run a bit higher than you expected and you’re itching for some spending cash. … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #6 – Increase your cash: Start Tutoring
TEFL TIPS #5 – Asking the right questions.
An important goal of TEFL teaching is to keep students talking, getting them to practice new words and reinforce those they’ve learned. A simple tactic for doing this is asking questions about what they have, whether it be a drawing, a book, or a toy. However many teachers, myself included, often fall into a rut … Continue reading TEFL TIPS #5 – Asking the right questions.
TEFL TIPS #1 – The Almighty Flashcard (1)
A flashcard is to an ESL teacher is like the Batmobile to Batman—no ESL teacher I know would be without them!
Learning Korean (Hangul)
Being born and raised in Wales, different languages have always been present in my day to day life. That sounds a lot more exotic than it actually is! Everyone in Wales is required to learn Welsh until he/she finishes school, so basically, I always had to study that in addition to the standard French and … Continue reading Learning Korean (Hangul)