Teaching Idioms in TEFL

An Idiom is a phrase which has a very different meaning from what it appears to be. It has a figurative meaning which is very different from the literal meaning. For example, in The Godfather famously Luca Brassi sleeps with the fishes This doesn’t literally mean that Brassi sleeps with […]


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Teaching Exam Classes

Teaching Exam Classes is often asked of teachers who are teaching English as a Second or Foreign language. As you will find, it is often the case that the only reason the students are in the class learning English is in order to pass a First Certificate or Proficiency exam. […]


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Teaching English to Young Learners

TEYL or Teaching English to Young Learners refers to a more specialized area of teaching English‏‎ which deals with younger students. Aside from the usual considerations which you should give to any TEFL class, there are certain extra considerations to take into account. This page offers general tips and ideas […]


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Teaching English to Teenagers

There are 3 approximate (and overlapping) groups when it comes to TEFL: adults, teenagers, and young learners. This article is all about teaching English to Teenagers, possibly the most likely scenario for new teachers and arguably the most difficult… but also quite possibly the most rewarding! Who Are Teenagers? Teenagers […]


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Teaching English to Beginners

When you Teach English to Beginners you should work on the basic principle that everything should be given in short, simple, steps. Then everything should be totally relevant and interesting to your students. This is likely their first time learning English so you want to make it a positive, interesting, […]


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