The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog

a story about bad grammar and non-existent punctuation and my TEFL adventures

My other life: blogging

So I’ve been super absent from this blog for this year, and last year too if I’m honest. My apologies, but I had 2 kids in the last two years … Continue reading

January 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

Delta conversations: Kirsten

This is part of a series of posts showing you all the different ways you can approach the Cambridge Delta. They are designed to help you find out more about…

February 11, 2018 · 3 Comments

Teacher’s block: send help

Help needed: ideas please!

February 2, 2018 · 3 Comments

Putting Purpose Back Into Your Lessons

As a teacher trainer and a teacher who has taught for almost 15 years (not a long time, I know, but long enough) it has become quite easy for me … Continue reading

January 9, 2018 · Leave a comment

Free resources

Yep, you heard right – free! resources. Free stuff always manages to brighten up my day so I thought I’d share the love. The British Council has just released a … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

5 Reasons Not To Be a TEFL Teacher

So I stumbled on this gem of an article by JimmyESL and he got me thinking. There are so many articles around on why you should be teaching abroad (most … Continue reading

August 16, 2017 · 4 Comments

New post on British Council Teaching English blog

As I’ve mentioned before (here and here), when I have a few spare moments – which, with a 3-month old, are few and far between right now – I blog … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Behind the scenes of Jellybeanqueen: #ELTbehindthescenes

My blogging record has been shameful this year (I have a valid excuse, I promise!), but I have still been keeping up with reading the usual blogs I follow and … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · 2 Comments

Game shows for the EFL classroom

Confession: This year seems to have run away with me. Since the end of last year I got sucked into that deep, dark hole of “making a living” and I … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

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