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Games for Beginner Students

Playing games has always been a staple element of my teaching style. Not just ‘let’s fill 20 minutes with pointless activity’ type games, but games that allow students to use the language they’ve learned for a genuine purpose, and let them communicate with each other in English rather than expecting all interaction to go through the teacher. 765 more words


EFL Advent Calendar - December 5th

I’m rushed off my feet today invigilating exams and organising our Christmas International Food Party for later on this week, so today I’m simply going to share some resources. 89 more words


EFL Advent Calendar - December 4th

Good morning everyone! Yesterday I braved the crowds to do some of my Christmas shopping (not very successfully, although I was looking for gifts for other people I kept finding things for me!) and I have to say that I’m really enjoying all the Christmas music that’s being played everywhere! 606 more words


EFL Advent Calendar - December 3rd

It’s the weekend! Most people I know won’t be teaching today, but nevertheless I thought I’d include weekends in my EFL Advent Calendar – hopefully it can give you some inspiration for whenever you’re planning for next week! 236 more words


The LOVE you make is the LOVE you take

Why devote one’s time + energy + talents + money . . . LIFE to an English Teachers’ Association?


Because we believe in the transforming power of education which lies with teachers. 104 more words

Classes Commence

Monday, November 21

Butterflies begin fluttering in my stomach as we turn onto the muddy dirt road. “How many students do you think we’ll have?” Luke asks. 495 more words


Bad Teacher

Disclosure: All opinions and thoughts are my own and may not reflect other people’s thoughts and experiences.

One of the main reasons I chose to teach in Korea was because I had no EFL teaching experience and the program I applied to has you teaching alongside a Korean teacher. 772 more words