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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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Using Multi media to teach English online

Art, multimedia and ESL

I’ve previously written about art activities and ESL lesson plans and this blog is no exception to provoking creativity when teaching English as a foreign language. I was scrolling through my social media account and one of those targeted ads popped up, it was a 5-minute crafts video Instagram @5.min.crafts which shown how to create […]

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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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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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Teaching English in Vilinus

Progress Report – Teaching English in Europe

So the time has come for the last class session for some of my students. It’s important to provide students with an overview of the course as a means to recap on the topics covered in particular: grammar points, vocabulary, common themes and structures. The best way to do this is by keeping a progress […]

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