Part Two: Second Language Learning – How Long Does It Really Take?

This post was written by Laura Greenwood According to language experts, there are five distinct stages a language learner progresses through. We looked at stage names, the general description of each stage, what teachers should focus on, and how long teachers can expect a language learner to stay at each stage. But our students want […]

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Diamonds in the Rough – Little Known Places to Teach English Abroad

  When choosing where to teach English abroad, it can be overwhelmingly difficult to decide where to start.  Some obvious choices come to mind because we all know someone who taught English in Japan, South Korea or China.  And while these locations certainly have their own appeal and a plethora of TEFL jobs, they are […]

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Whiteboards That Aren’t so White: Organization in the ESL Classroom

Even though teachers can’t scratch their nails on a chalk board anymore to get their students’ attention, there are many other ways to keep your students attentive in the classroom with good board work. I always go into an ESL classroom with at least three colors of marker, but preferably four. I’m a grammar nerd, so […]

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Who the Heck is Zed?! Teaching (American and British) English Abroad

This post was written by Matthew Clark Two days into my new career teaching English as a foreign language, I realized I didn’t know much about my trade.  I was visiting a class of 5th “formers” (please see chart below), and as a welcome gift they elected to sing me the alphabet song.  Clearly they had […]

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Make It Rain! Don’t Break the Bank Traveling Abroad

  Like it or not, money is a very important part of traveling and living abroad.  Never underestimate the damage currency conversion rates and fees can do to your budget.  Depending on the length of your stay, you could end up saving hundreds of dollars by handling your money the right way. Do your research! […]

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