It all started with a question from a student. The year was 1965. Betty Azar was teaching her first English as a Second Language class at the University of Iowa. A student from the Middle East asked Ms.
There are perceptions that native speakers of English make better English language teachers. Marek Kiczkowiak, winner of the British Council’s Teaching English blog award, argues that those perceptions need to change.
In fact, I remember one recruiter in South Africa who showed some slides to prospective teachers of a young man wearing a belt stuffed with the green bottles in which soju (the most popular drink here) is served.
What about today's texting toddlers who grow up thinking that lol is a word? Are we raising a generation of illiterates whose fuzzy spelling is the precursor of fuzzy thinking? (Textism: Is Spelling Over?
This blog provides information on Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). We include tips and advice for how to become a TEFL teacher, the highs and lows of TEFL, TEFL career planning, lesson planning and effective teaching methods.
Mark Sanford returned to politics after "hiking the Appalachian Trail" became a euphemism for infidelity. What other scandals enriched the lexicon? (RT @mattellman: What do badger watching & discussing Uganda have in common?
Explore the magic of Marocco in my new article! From the markets of Marrakesh to the majesty of the Atlas Mountains, discover the treasures of this ancient kingdom by teaching English in Morocco. Find out why this region of the Middle East is a great place to teach English.
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