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Montessori teaching method

Learning through doing.   The Montessori method of education was developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, a remarkable woman to research for this blog. Born on the 31st August 1870 in Italy, she was nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and her philosophy of education is Internationally acclaimed, prominent today and relevant for this […]

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Teach English online

Teach English Online Advice

I’ve been teaching English online for 2 years because it offers flexibility to teach from anywhere in the world and offers a competitive salary. Here is some advice to teach English online including some of the best websites where you can find online English teaching vacancies. NATIVE SPEAKER POLAND https://nativespeaker.com.pl This is a great website […]

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Teach English in Bari, Italy

One week in Bari as a ESL teacher

  I’ve been in Bari, located in the South of Italy for over a week now and I’ve started working at a private language school teaching English in the city. The first day of teaching began at 17:30 and consisted of evening classes with children, teenagers and adults, finishing at 21:30. I got positive feedback […]

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Teaching English in Italy

24 hours in Italy

Here I am in the South of Italy, I arrived this morning from the UK (as you can see in the photo) and it’s fair to say that my first 24 hours have been eventful! The moment I stepped off the plane I felt a real buzz of excitement that I’ve finally arrived in Bari […]

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Teach English in Germany

Where can I teach English?

I’m currently travelling through Germany for my own project of work, stopping off in Berlin, Halle (Saale) and Leipzig and then onto Wroclaw, Poland. However, it has made me think about the subject matter of this esl blog and how it’s important to choose the right country to live in and teach English as a […]

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TEFL CV

How to write a TEFL CV

As previously mentioned many language schools abroad are currently advertising job vacancies for the new academic year 2018/19, therefore, it’s important to make sure that your TEFL CV stands out amongst the rest. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be one of those generic guides which goes from steps 1-5, instead, it’s going to give […]

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You do not need to speak a foreign language to teach English abroad, but if you want to live abroad, it definitely helps.

TEFL FAQ: Do I Need to Speak a Foreign Language?

No. You do not NEED to speak a foreign language to teach English abroad. You will be able to find a job and work comfortably without knowing the language spoken in that particular country. The real question is, should you make an effort to learn a foreign language? We are supposed to say, “Learn as […]

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TEFL certified English Teachers with a strong understanding of how English has adapted over the centuries are better prepared to answer the tough questions.

History of the English Language: A TEFL Guide

A precocious young student raises her hand. She is squirming in her seat. She has a question and it’s ready to pop. Finally, the TEFL teacher notices her. The girl lets out a deep sigh of relief. “Why do meet, m-e-e-t and meat, m-e-a-t, sound the same?” she asks. The TEFL teacher takes a quizzical […]

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TEFL Summer Camps

ESL Summer Camp activity ideas

ESL Summer Camp activity ideas Previously, I wrote about ESL summer camps, in particular, one that I worked on last year in Poznan, Poland. The response I got from the blog gave me the idea to highlight how I combine creativity and ESL teaching. In total I delivered a range of activities/lessons for age groups […]

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