Meet Jacquece, Teaching ESL in the USA

My name is Jacquece Moore and I recently got TEFL certified and became a volunteer for the Literacy Council of Montgomery County to help close the gap for people in the U.S. who lack English skills.

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Teaching online

TEFL Outside the Box: Interview with an Online English Teacher

The field of teaching English as a foreign language is always changing. These days there are not only more and more ways to get TEFL-certified (onsite, online, or a combination of the two), but there are also a growing number of non-traditional ways to use that certification to teach English worldwide. For example, as a […]

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Last-Minute Lifesavers: Quick Games and Activities for the EFL Classroom

We’ve all been there – you’ve just finished a great lesson with your EFL students, but you look up at the clock and you’ve still got 15 minutes before your class ends, and you don’t have anything else planned! Don’t panic– here are some last-minute, no-preparation-needed TEFL activities to keep up your sleeve so you can fill those final moments of class in a fun and educational way!

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Teaching English in a Multilingual Classroom

Teaching English in a Multilingual Classroom

Have you ever wondered what kind of students you’ll be working with once you’re TEFL certified and teaching English, either at home or abroad? While you may teach adults or children, and you’ll probably work with a range of levels, another consideration is whether you’ll teach English in a monolingual or a multilingual classroom. The Monolingual Classroom […]

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5 Challenging TEFL Students and How to Deal with Them

Regardless of where your TEFL career lands you, having good classroom management skills will benefit you as a teacher. One aspect of this is recognizing, understanding, and dealing with challenging students that you’ll be faced with in class. This guide introduces you to some of them and gives you strategies to keep your classroom running smoothly.

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Teacher and students in an EFL classroom

TEFL Tip: 3 Last Minute EFL Lesson Plans for Any Class

Attention EFL teachers: Have you ever finished teaching a carefully planned out lesson only to glance at the clock and see 15 (terrifying) minutes remaining, with nothing for your students to do? Or have you ever been asked to sub a class at the last minute without being provided with a lesson plan? Stay calm! […]

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The Best TEFL Games For Adults

So you landed your first TEFL gig for adults. You might be thinking: “What the @#$% am I going to teach now without my arsenal of fun TEFL games?” Fear not, dear TEFLer! While adults may appear serious and boring, they enjoy a good game just as much as your average elementary-schooler. Perhaps even more so: get an […]

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Rewarding your EFL Students: Don’t Forget to Add the Smiley Face!

Every accomplishment deserves a well done or pat on the back. Don’t forget to praise your EFL students when they achieve, correctly pronounce, and participate. English class can be no fun for students with drills, repetition, and homework. So don’t forget to encourage them and applaud them. Here are some words of praise you can […]

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Understanding Fluency: The Basics

Do you ever wonder what someone means when they say they are fluent in another language? How can you know when you cross the line from “un poquito” to fluido? As an examiner, I evaluate fluency by assessing the fluidity and cohesion of an English students’ speech. By fluidity, I mean the ability and willingness […]

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No Time To Plan: A Quick English Speaking Activity for the Busy TEFL Teacher

Lesson planning was never my forte as an English teacher.  I knew that it was critical to my success as a teacher and that I hated feeling unprepared, but I still fought the process.  I know that many teachers do, especially new teachers that haven’t developed a full bag of tricks for the classroom.  For […]

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