What is TEFL anyway? 3

What is TEFL anyway?
What is TEFL anyway? TEFL, TESOL, ESOL, ELT, CELTA, EAL, EAP, ESP etc. The list of acronyms (abbreviations consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something, pronounced as a word, for example IKEA or UNICEF) initialisms (like acronyms but each letter is pronounced separately such as the BBC or the ...

Guest blog: English Language Learning Specialists in Asia (ELLSA 2013)

Hi everybody, If you have never been to a professional conference or seminar, you should certainly think about going to one. As well as meeting lots of like-minded teachers, you will also hear talks which will certainly give you lots of food for thought. This post was written by Vanessa, a teacher working in South ...

Teaching One-to-One: Stop teaching, start coaching!

Do you find one-to-one teaching frustrating? Do you find it hard to keep your students interested and motivated? Do you get the feeling that they are not really satisfied with your classes? Do you and they feel they are not making progress? If your answer to any of the above questions is YES, maybe you ...

10 Reasons why you should become a TEFL Teacher

The other day, I came across my old Trinity TESOL certificate. After leaving university, I took a 4-week training courses and learned how to teach English as a foreign language. I say learned, but really, the course just allowed me to dip my big toe into the world on language teaching. Many years later, I’m ...

What are Concept Check Questions? 17

What are Concept Check Questions?
Concept check questions, also known as CCQs, are used extensively in English language teaching. They are used when teaching new lexical items, phrases, and grammatical structures. On all the TEFL courses I have worked on, the trainers have made sure that the trainee teachers include CCQs in their lesson. Some trainers even go so far ...