Asturias: Spain’s best-kept secret
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Asturias: Spain’s best-kept secret

In this blog, one of our teachers shares his experiences of the best-kept secret in Spain, Asturias.

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Spring Watching - a perfect time for English language teaching
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Spring Watching - a perfect time for English language teaching

Spring has sprung… Time to practice adjectives and descriptive writing again! For those in the TEFL/ESOL world, and teachers of all descriptions, the season of rebirth is a huge resource and inspiration. The dawn of spring may seem to come mainly within the province of b...

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Easter Activities for the EFL Classroom
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Easter Activities for the EFL Classroom

It is sometimes difficult to tie Easter-themed activities directly to language learning. Making Easter cards, organising an Easter egg hunt or organising a class dress-up and parade can all be good fun, and that might be a good enough reason for doing them. However, if y...

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Top TEFL Blogs
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Top TEFL Blogs

Blogs are an excellent way to get to know a sector and understand people’s experiences. If you’re new to TEFL/ESOL or seeking new insights then check these blogs out.

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Top YouTube Channels for TEFL Teachers and English Language Learners
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Top YouTube Channels for TEFL Teachers and English Language Learners

Finding the best resources for teaching or learning English can be an overwhelming experience. A brief internet search brings up countless options, but where do you start? To make life a little easier, we’ve trawled the internet and put together two top ten lists of YouT...

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Top Tips to Encourage Reading for Pleasure
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Top Tips to Encourage Reading for Pleasure

Let’s be honest, encouraging children to read is not always that easy. It can often feel like a chore to them when there’s such a focus on learning, so here are ten quick tips to promote reading for pleasure for teachers and families.

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Travelling to teach in the EU in 2022
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Travelling to teach in the EU in 2022

Let’s face it, part of the reason for becoming a TEFL/ESOL teacher is the joy of travelling itself and the desire to learn about neighbouring countries by working there. In the last few years, the possibilities for this kind of lifestyle within the European Union have di...

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Dealing With Observations in the TEFL/ESOL Classroom
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Dealing With Observations in the TEFL/ESOL Classroom

Observations are part of the TEFL/ESOL Teacher’s life. They can take many forms and few of us really enjoy them. I have been observed more times than I can remember but in recent years I have also don...

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Top ten best board spinner ideas and activities for the English classroom
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Top ten best board spinner ideas and activities for the English classroom

Here we have listed a few ideas for using a board spinner in class. These activities work best with a simple arrow spinner. We also have a downloadable document with templates and instructions on how to make your own. 

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Using songs in the TEFL Classroom
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Using songs in the TEFL Classroom

At one point or another, most of us have used songs as a teaching resource. Students generally enjoy listening to music, and songs provide a natural way of exposing our learners to various types of language.

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TEFL Toolkit | Ideas and Activity Cards Set (x5) - TEFL-Toolkit.com
TEFL Toolkit | Ideas and Activity Cards Set (x5) £29.95
The ultimate pack of ESOL Activities in one great value deal. This really is a complete teacher toolkit in a box, with five of our packs of topics and activities cards to get your students learning. Full of teaching ideas for English language learners, these packs ensure you will never struggle to break the ice with a new class or feel stuck for inspiration or new ideas with an old one. You’ll find games, topics, flashcards and discussion ideas for students of all levels and abilities. Included are: Fifty Bright Ideas Fifty More Bright IdeasDiscuss ThisObject LessonWord Blitz Don't forget to check out our latest pack, Mini Verb Flashcards, to get the complete set!
Whiteboard Toolkit | Arrow, Spinner & Circle Drawing Tool | TEFL Toolkit - TEFL-Toolkit.com
Whiteboard Toolkit | Arrow, Spinner & Circle Drawing Tool | TEFL Toolkit £15.95
Do you want to add some excitement to your lessons? Then look no further than our whiteboard toolkit. Made from high-grade, laser-cut plywood, this set of tools is guaranteed to last compared to plastic alternatives. The set contains three tools: Whiteboard arrow pointer: used to point to things written on the board. Great for practising vocabulary. Circular whiteboard spinner: used to randomly select things written on the board. Great for turning the board into a game! Circle drawing tool: used to help you draw a neat circle on the whiteboard. Great for Venn diagrams and drawing snowmen. Turn your whiteboard into an exciting teaching tool! Simply attach one of the tools to your whiteboard using the suction cups provided.  You will also receive two free gifts, a stylish keyring and a fridge magnet.
Teacher Toolkit  – Poster Set (x3) - Teacher-Toolkit.co.uk
TEFL Toolkit | Classroom Poster Set (x3) £9.95
Our range of indispensable and stylish English classroom posters will liven up any classroom and help inspire your English language students. Save money by buying all three together.   This original language poster set includes: 1 x Periodic Verbs Poster 1 x Colour Chart Poster 1 x Speech Tree Poster Printed on luxurious 250gsm silk paper. Size A1 (594 x 841mm) 
Mini Verb Flashcards - Card Pack - Teacher-Toolkit.co.uk
25 Common English Verbs | Mini Flashcards | Card Pack £8.95
This beautifully designed pack of all-singing and all-dancing cards contains 25 of the most commonly used English verbs. They include a variety of fun classroom games that you can use in a multitude of ways, whether for whole-class activities, small group work, or even one-to-one tutoring.  They will have your students jumping for joy while learning some of the essential building blocks of the English language. These playing card-sized verb flashcards are the perfect ESOL resource for any teacher's toolkit.  These cards come with a free classroom activity sheet. This includes some ideas to help you use the cards during your lessons. A perfect addition to any TEFL teacher's toolkit. Why not purchase our Common English Verbs Poster which acts as the perfect visual companion to the card pack.

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