The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog

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

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 · Leave a comment

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 · Leave a comment

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

My students’ favourite error correction activity

Believe it or not and contrary to popular belief, my students love error correction. I know there are a lot of studies on anxiety in the classroom and subsequent advice … Continue reading

November 5, 2016 · 12 Comments

Common mistakes we shouldn’t be making

We all know there are some mistakes our learners make when using English (and that’s totally acceptable) but there are loads of mistakes that English-speakers themselves make when using their … Continue reading

November 3, 2016 · 6 Comments

Travel Tuesday: sun, sweat and sand

As a TEFL teacher, one of my dreams has always been to teach for the British Council. Over the years I have applied for numerous jobs with them with no … Continue reading

November 1, 2016 · 8 Comments

Would you rather…?

Here’s a fun activity which many of you may be familiar with. Would you rather…? is a game where you are asked to choose between two usually impossible choices – … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

What dreams are made of…

So there’s a story which has been in the news for the last few days and it’s really what my dreams are made of. I am an English teacher but I … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

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