The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog

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

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

Flashcard maker

Another resource I found recently. At the moment I’m trying to catch up on the British Council FutureLearn course Teaching for Success: Lessons and Teaching (it’s already finished and I’m … Continue reading

October 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

New resource: Rewordify

Just discovered a new resource courtesy of Blog de Cristina about rewordify. Basically it’s an online tool which allows you to simplify written texts simply by cutting and pasting them. … Continue reading

October 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

An easy conversation lesson: extreme adjectives

It’s been a while since I posted an activity for the classroom, so I’ve decided to give you an entire lesson that I recently used for a class. I was asked … Continue reading

August 4, 2016 · Leave a comment

#IATEFL2016: Michael McCarthy

So for my second IATEFL at-home conference I watched a talk by Michal McCarthy – of Vocab/Collocations/Idioms in Use fame. Though his topic was quite dry (but on something I’ve … Continue reading

April 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

The most difficult words to pronounce

We all know that there are certain words that our learners find difficult to pronounce, but if we’re honest there are loads of words that even English speakers or very … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

#FlashbackFriday

Fridays have never been good days for me to blog – too preoccupied with the weekend, I suppose. So today, as per my usual Fridayness, I’m taking it easy and … Continue reading

December 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

1954: the last time it rained cats and dogs

Coursebooks are funny. Sometimes they can be the best thing ever, but sometimes they make you want to throw them out the window. People are funny too. Some people believe … Continue reading

May 15, 2015 · 1 Comment

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