Portable Bluetooth Speakers in the Classroom

This article looks at using portable Bluetooth speakers in the classroom. The good old days When the teacher used to come into the classroom in the good old days, they were lugging a ‘portable’ CD player (or tape recorder in the really good old days). There were several problems with this, apart from shoulder and … [Read more…]

Coursera Classes Online

Coursera classes online – all the details Introduction to Coursera Coursera was founded in 2012 by two Stanford Computer Science professors (Daphne Koller and Andrew Ng) who wanted to share their knowledge and skills with the world. They put their courses online for anyone to take – and in a few months, taught more learners … [Read more…]

How to Live in Another Country

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This post deals with the question of how to live in another country. I’m not talking about short holidays, but actually moving long-term. Introduction Whether as a teacher or a student, you might find yourself moving to another country as a result of language learning. This is a wonderful opportunity to discover new people, places … [Read more…]

What is the Best TEFL Course?

Introduction The question “What is the best TEFL course?” is similar to the question “What is the best banana cake recipe?” The matter is highly subjective and different people will have different answers. Your circumstances and preferences are unique to you. (Also, I have used the term TEFL here, to mean TEFL, TESL and TESOL … [Read more…]

The Difference Between TESOL and TEFL

Introduction If you’re thinking of becoming an English teacher you will have seen these terms a lot. They are often used interchangeably and the question “What’s the difference” frequently arises. TESOL stands for: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. TEFL stands for: Teaching English as a Foreign Language. You could also see the term … [Read more…]