I have been reading a lot of CPD books. Mostly by J. Scrivener (he's an absolute genius), but some other English language gurus too. I have connected with even more ESL teachers online to share ideas and lesson plans, and I've really enjoyed watching some demo / CELTA lessons as well.
What on earth is going on everyone? I cannot believe how quickly this year is going by. We're almost half of the way through and in some ways nothing has happened, yet everything has happened! Now believe me when I say I'm not one for those 'look at my lockdown 6-pack' or 'I've renovated my... Continue Reading →
One reason I think that some of my students keep in touch with me is because I have supported them throughout their time in my class, but also once they have moved on. If they've joined other classes or they've returned home, gone to university or any other path that life has taken them!
Impostor syndrome has been around since the beginning but is becoming more understood, and more prominent, amongst teachers. Here, we’re going to share our experiences to give you a little more insight into how it can happen so easily.
There was about a year when I had no 1 to 1 classes, for various reasons. I didn’t really think anything of it. I loved the group classes that I taught and I never really needed to teach privately, so I didn’t. I never thought of teaching privately to expand my knowledge or skills. In many ways, I wish I had taught more 1 to 1 lessons before the lockdown, but here we are!
fun fact: I first wanted to learn Arabic when I was about 10 years old. I have no idea why, or where this thought came from, but it has stuck with me ever since yet I've never actually done anything about it.
From blogging to listening to podcasts, here you'll find some interesting ways to improve your English!
In my opinion, these ways will definitely help you improve your understanding, your vocabulary and show you some different styles of English.
Studying a foreign language is meant to be exciting, empowering and also a lot of fun. But it can be difficult! This week I’ll be sharing a few tips on how to study and improve your English!In fact, you could apply them to any language... Watch movies or series in English (with English subtitles if... Continue Reading →