The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog

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

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 There is always a lot of talk about how coursebooks are/can be outdated … Continue reading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

Barefoot Beginners: Ceri Jones at IATEFL2106

Thanks to a super crazy schedule this last week, I’ve only just got around to watching some of the sessions from the IATEFL conference in Birmingham. For my first session … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

culture club OR why aren’t we producing more local coursebooks?

This is my first time living and working in a Muslim country. I have always lived around Muslim communities, but never in a Muslim country. I knew before I arrived … Continue reading

August 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

flip flippedy flip

Have you ever found been bored in your own classroom? I have, many times. It’s not that I’m boring – though I’m sure on some days I’m funnier than others … Continue reading

May 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dogme in the classroom

As a TEFL trainer, I’ve noticed the effect that TEFL training can have on a teacher. There are, of course, many positive habits that newbie teachers pick up from their … Continue reading

April 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

getting real in the classroom

If you’ve been involved in the TEFL world for more than 5 minutes, you’ll have met our very dear friend, the coursebook. Headway, Cutting Edge, New English File – the … Continue reading

April 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

keep calm and step away from the coursebook

Teaching is not always easy. Every day, for every lesson, we balance the needs of your students, the expectations and regulations of your school and our own time constraints and come … Continue reading

March 30, 2015 · 3 Comments