Developed by Pronunciation Project Leader Beatrice Tansley
Why did we start the project of pronunciation activities? Because we felt the necessity of creating specific tools -apart from the usual work on pronunciation through vocabulary activities- that would target Spanish learners’ pronunciation.
What moved us was the conviction that nobody is tone-deaf and every one can have a good pronunciation.
Here’s what happened: Continue reading
1) Change people’s lives
… A change you can see everyday in your students’ progress and receptiveness. In each and every class, no matter how difficult some may be, you can instantaneously reap the rewards of having helped someone out when working in TEFL. The look on a student’s face when they finally comprehend a subject matter they were having difficulties with, with your aid and guidance, is priceless. Continue reading
Developed by TEFL trainer Gabriel Messina
Why analyze learners’ linguistic production? One of the most important outcomes that we take from linguistic analysis is the ability to anticipating students problems, among other reasons.
What do we analyse? At the same time teachers are analyzing meaning, form, pronunciation, function, appropriateness… any type of language interference in general. Continue reading
Topic: The 127 Year Old Woman
Objective: Discuss old age, how to take care of your body. Learn about food and China
Author: Guro Stuan
Topic activities are a tricky area when we’re talking about a low-level class. Topics demand conversation, opinion, and expression; which beginners lack the structure and vocabulary to communicate.
We can successfully transmit a topic to beginners, though, as long as we demonstrate the structure and the vocabulary in a clear and accessible manner, and keep the text short and direct so it can be digested without being overwhelming.
Our recent graduate Guro’s activity is just this: direct, simple and effective, with great target language, well-suited and graded to the level it’s being shown to.
Check out this test to see how good your spelling really is!
Author: Daniel Hermosilla
It is essential to have a grasp of numbers when learning a language. We need to have a knowledge of them when setting up a bank account, finding addresses, anything fiscal. Numbers longer than 3 digits can cause problems for all students of all levels but should be introduced early-on in the language learning process in a way that makes them approachable and fun.
If you are looking to make your visit to Spain semi or fully permanent, one of the most important yet often frustrating tasks is applying for and getting hold of your NIE number.
The NIE is absolutely essential if you have financial affairs in Spain, as you can see below.
Barcelona and Madrid are Spain’s largest, most popular and most exciting cities, boasting Spain’s two best football teams. When considering doing a TEFL course in Spain, most people as a consequence look to graduating in either Barcelona or Madrid, cosmopolitan cities where there are more employment opportunities.
In this post, we hope to outline the major pros and cons of each city to help you decide which is more suitable for you and your future career.
September for most is back to school. For ESL schools and teachers alike, September is a pivotal month of the year, in which the previous year is evaluated – staff, results and students alike – and in which new goals and objectives are set for the future.
For many ESL teachers, the summer months are a time of re-evaluation, when one makes the decision of whether or not to stay where they are or move on, especially if working in a foreign country.
Upon graduation of your TEFL course, certificate in hand, knowledge in mind, it’s time to work on transmitting those skills to employers both on paper and in person.