Is Teaching ESL Hard? A Teaching Abroad Survival Guide.
ESL | Phonics | Reading | Teaching

Is Teaching ESL Hard? A Teaching Abroad Survival Guide.

Teaching ESL has the challenges of native English classrooms, with added barriers to motivation, communication and comprehension when working with second language learners. When teaching abroad ESL teachers must adapt to differences in language, culture, and pedagogy. These can combine to make teaching ESL hard.

How to Prepare For an International School Interview
Educational Technoology | Reading | STEM | Teaching English | TEFL

How to Prepare For an International School Interview

Applying for an International school is a little different to applying for general primary or secondary schools. There will be a few extra details to address, and parents are likely to be asked to come in and discuss some of the administrative formalities as well. To prepare for a international school interview you need to…

Is Poor Spelling A Sign Of A Disability
Phonics | Reading | Teaching | Teaching English | TEFL

Is Poor Spelling A Sign Of A Disability

I am sure you have often heard many parents and teachers saying “he can’t spell” or “she is a poor speller,” or you might have received a card or a note from an adult with some spelling mistakes, and you think, “Surely by now, they would have learnt how to spell”!   So what are the…

How to Introduce Yourself in English.
ESL | Phonics | Reading | Teaching | Teaching English | TEFL

How to Introduce Yourself in English.

The correct way to introduce yourself in English depends on the context and situation. However some behaviors are expected in both formal and informal introductions. Greetings, handshakes, eye contact and smiles are very common along with relevant and concise information about yourself and your background.  

Are Nonsense Words Useful For Teaching Decoding?
ESL | Phonics | Reading | Teaching | Teaching English | TEFL

Are Nonsense Words Useful For Teaching Decoding?

Phonics, although by any means, not a new concept, has moved from being a buzz word to a mainstay of kindergarten, primary and ESL classrooms all over the world. With the increased focus on phonics and decoding skills there has also been an increase in testing. (isn’t there always!) With that nonsense words have made…