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Q: What is i-to-i Chalkboard? A: It's the online community of TEFL specialists
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TEFL courses are a great ‘nest’ for you to grow in, but as with anything it’s when you build up the guts to get the heck out of the nest when you will truly start learning! But the question is, will you fly in the classroom or will you die an awkward death to the delight of your students? Here are a few tips to trick death and at least make it to land with only a few cuts and grazes….
Picking that perfect TEFL course can be a little tricky – you want to be qualified enough to land that dream job, but don’t want to waste time and money doing more study than you need. Don’t panic, help is at hand! Just find the sentence that describes you best, and follow the links to get more information about the TEFL course that suits you.
It happens to the best of us, the dreaded ‘getting-stuck-in-a-rut-itis’. Symptoms: being trapped in a job you don’t like; longing for something more interesting; imagining the day you can hand in your notice; and most importantly – being powerless to do anything about it! Often, when you’re stuck in a rut, you just need a little nudge in the right direction. So, here’s why you should jack it all in and jet off on a TEFL adventure
While speaking the local language while you’re teaching English abroad isn’t a must-have, getting at least a basic understanding of it can really enrich your experience of living and working in another country – it’ll be easier to make new friends, get around, not to mention avoid getting ripped off! Here are 3 ways to make learning that local language easy:
Whether you require inspiration, lesson plans, resources, pictures or advice on how to teach a grammar point - have no fear…there are plenty of resources available for free on the internet!! It’s important to remember to adapt the things you get from the net to suit your classes needs – remember no two classes are the same! Here are my top 5 websites that I have found useful:
Some ideas for games for larger classes
TEFL, TESOL, EFL, ESL, ELT…what?!?! A place for you to find out all about the TEFL basics, get your questions answered by TEFL experts (don’t worry – they don’t bite!) and generally get a feel for what teaching English as a foreign language is all about!
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“TEFL What??” was created by i-to-i on November 26, 2009