The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog

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

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 · 1 Comment

Travel Tuesday: chai tea and naan bread

For this Travel Tuesday I am looking back at a holiday I took in 2007. I was due to start my Master’s degree later that year so I did what … Continue reading

October 25, 2016 · 1 Comment

A different first-day activity

There are loads of activities for the first day of a new class on the internet and in your coursebooks, but I find a lot of them same-y. That doesn’t mean … Continue reading

October 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

British Council CPD: Reflective Teaching

Because I’ve been away from TEFL for a month or so, I decided that I should do some CPD as a way to get back into the game. As luck … Continue reading

October 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Blog Stats

  • 18,052 hits
Follow The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog on

Top Posts & Pages