Jellybeanqueen: A TEFL blog

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

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

back with the travelbug

There’s a reason I’ve been so quiet for the last few months and thankfully it hasn’t only been because of work. I was getting that all-too-familiar feeling of itchy feet … Continue reading

October 8, 2016 · 29 Comments

#languagelearnerfail: lessons from my foreign language attempts

I’m one of those people that love learning new languages. I’m fascinated by the sounds and feel of different languages and I envy multilinguals: they’re the ultimate in cool for … Continue reading

August 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

Linguistlist review

Now, I’m not one to say no to a free book, so doing book reviews for Linguistlist is one of my guilty pleasures. My latest review is up now – … Continue reading

August 8, 2016 · Leave a 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

From the mouths of babes

Another share today. This time an article which I stumbled on which I think is really interesting. There is always a lot of talk about how coursebooks are/can be outdated … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

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