Error Correction: To Correct or not to Correct???

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Error correction can be a tricky area in English language teaching- too much and students lose their confidence to speak, too little and they don’t feel that they are making progress. Read the situations and think about what you would do in each of the following cases before reading the solution … Continue reading “Error Correction: To Correct or not to Correct???”

Focusing on Language in the Classroom

It is very interesting when observing trainee teachers on a CELTA course, how many feel the need to “teach” in the old-fashioned sense of the word.  Many trainees believe that if they haven’t stood at the front of the classroom talking at the students for a good chunk of the lesson that they haven’t actually taught anything.

In my opinion, teachers of EFL (though I am sure teachers of other subjects would benefit too) need to stop thinking that they have to teach but rather that they have to help students learn.  After all, if you have discovered something for yourself, you are more likely to remember it.   Continue reading “Focusing on Language in the Classroom”

What’s the difference between CELTA and Cert. TESOL?

CELTA and Cert. TESOL are the only internationally recognised teaching qualifications but are there any differences between them?

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Your CELTA interview – How to Prepare Yourself

Before you are accepted on to a CELTA course, you will need to go through an interview. Sounds daunting? Here is some useful information as to what we, as interviewers, are looking for.

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CELTA? TESOL? TEFL? What’s the Difference?

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With all these acronyms flying around, it can be difficult to know what’s what. Important to note is that only one of the above is actually a teaching qualification.

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