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
Don’t teach in Thailand if…
Have you ever thought about teaching English in Thailand? There a million reasons why you should. Here are 5 why you shouldn't!
Top 5 Things To Do In Hong Kong
Top 5 Things To Do In Hong Kong Hong Kong is one of the most famous places in the world. In February 2016, I was lucky enough to visit for a few days, and experience some of what 'Asia's World City' had to offer. Here is a list of my TOP 5 Things to do … Continue reading Top 5 Things To Do In Hong Kong
26 Reasons to Teach English in South Korea
Teaching English in South Korea can be one of the best decisions you'll ever make! Here are 26 reasons why - 1 - Experience Living Abroad Living abroad has limitless benefits on both your personal life and your CV. 2 - Teaching Experience Whether you want to become a teacher in the future, or whether … Continue reading 26 Reasons to Teach English in South Korea
Teaching in Thailand vs. Teaching in Japan
Teaching in Thailand vs. Japan by Rachael Hornsby Having started my TEFL adventures in Thailand, I have now spent a year teaching there, and another 6 months teaching in Japan (with a year back in the UK in between). If you might be considering either of these countries to teach English in, or are deciding … Continue reading Teaching in Thailand vs. Teaching in Japan
Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten
Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten (...and why I love it) Today my class staged a full-on rebellion. Crayons were thrown; blocks were spilled. “No,” their 20 little minds simultaneously decided, “Now is not classtime.” Trying to round them up was about as successful as herding cats. The first month is always the hardest, especially with … Continue reading Why I Hate Teaching Kindergarten
Village Life in China – Brain Scans & Bamboo Weevils
Traveling Tales: Village Life in China—Brain Scans & Bamboo Weevils I first met Ting selling fruit along a busy highway in Leshan. Streetwise with a slight build and dark eyes, she's a jack-of-all trades: a receptionist by day, fruit stall worker by night who also sells plants online, educates on winemaking and collects lamps from … Continue reading Village Life in China – Brain Scans & Bamboo Weevils
Everything You Need To Know About Teaching in Hong Kong
By Livvy Hill TEFL Life in the “Pearl of the Orient” After two years of living and working abroad, it only took a few weeks of being back home unemployed that I got my usual itchy feet and started looking at moving away again. Having taught English in Thailand before, I decided that teaching … Continue reading Everything You Need To Know About Teaching in Hong Kong
How Much Do You Need To Start Teaching In Thailand?
Written June, 2016. Needs to be updated. So, you're thinking of teaching in Thailand, but not sure how much money you need to get started? Let me help you out. A TEFL Certification A lot of schools prefer you to have a TEFL qualification. There are many options on how to go about this. The … Continue reading How Much Do You Need To Start Teaching In Thailand?