The title might sound a bit conceited; however, I promise the content you are about to read is not. I have recently received my Delta Module One (M1) test results and thought the journey that led me to it might be worth sharing.
Teaching ESL as a speaker of other languages may be a daunting but rewarding experience. Read on for a take on teaching in Canada.
There is constant demand for qualified teachers in countries such as Canada. Read on to find out what it is like to teach ESL in Canada.
If you’ve ever considered teaching ESL in Canada, you should read this. Here you’ll find what you need to have in order to land a teaching job there.
Ever thought of teaching abroad? Well, first of all, where exactly? Have you ever thought about it? Read on for some ideas.
A brief intro Skip to The importance of cultural awareness in the classroom My first experience ever in a language school was as a novice teacher. Actually, it was more as a Journalism student who needed a part-time job and happened to speak good English than as a teacher per se. This was over 20Continue reading “Cultural Awareness in classroom management”
As soon as any student starts their journey towards becoming a speaker of English, a couple of pre-made sentences, a learner’s ‘toolkit’, is handed them. Statements such as “I am (name)” or “my name is (name)” are the tip of the iceberg. Soon after students are presented with the predictable and unskippable “he is”, “sheContinue reading “The social impact of ‘Where are you from?’”
Earlier this year I had the opportunity to chat with Ila Coimbra. She’s an ESL teacher and teacher trainer, IATEFL speaker, founder of the BRAZ-TESOL Voices SIG, and co-author of Raise Up, a textbook developed with inclusivity in its core. vspoke – How did the idea of creating an inclusive textbook come up? What motivated you?Continue reading “Raise Up: diversity in the classroom”
A NNEST is a non-native English-speaking teacher as opposed to a NEST, native English-speaking teacher. Currently, about 1.5 billion people in the world speak English and of those, less than 400 million use it as their first language (L1) according to the World Economic Forum. Chances are most teachers of English as a Second LanguageContinue reading “Should ESL teachers (only) be native speakers?”