Interviews With Real TESOL Training International Veterans

When you were younger, you might have sat around the living room listening to stories of Grandpa serving in World War Two. About the battles, the sense of mission, and the pride in sailing across the seas to make the world a better place. You learned in History class about the young men and women […]

The Who, What, Where, When and Why of TEFL Courses

“Teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) refers to teaching English to students whose first language is not English. TEFL usually occurs in the student’s own country, either within the state school system, or privately, e.g., in an after-hours language school or with a tutor. TEFL teachers may be native or non-native speakers of English.” […]

It Takes All Sorts

In our final extract from his book Teaching with Chopsticks: TEFL from the Frontline, Jonathan Last makes a light-hearted list of eight different types of student he has encountered. Now I’ve been teaching here a while, I’ve come to the conclusion that there are eight types of kids: The Unblemished ones. Young enough to not be […]