The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog

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

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

Writing for ELT magazines

Originally posted on ELT planning:
I’ve been published in a few industry magazines over the past year. Some of you might like to do the same. If so, here are…

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Newbie TEFL issues: TTT

For the last four weeks I’ve been back in the classroom as a TEFL trainer for the school I am currently working for. My TEFL career has recently taken me … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · 1 Comment

Professional development: It’s a love/hate thing

So, in my spare time (hahahahahah) I write blog posts for the British Council Teaching English website. Every two months we are given a set of topics and can basically … Continue reading

May 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

find me on social media :-)

In case you didn’t know, you can also follow me on the book of face: Jellybeanqueen and twitter @Kirsten_clq Join me for awesomeness and funtimes.

March 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

Motivating Myself

So a couple of months ago I became one of the bloggers for the British Council Teaching English website. Every month one or more topics are posted and bloggers are … Continue reading

January 9, 2016 · 1 Comment


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

Reflections on teacher training (you never stop learning, do you?)

This month I’ve found myself back in the classroom, not as an EFL teacher but as a trainer. Teacher training is one of my favourite aspects of my career; watching … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

old dog, new tricks, true story: learning when you least expect it

I’ve been teaching for quite a few years now – I was barely in my 20s when I started and I’m not mid-30s, so you do the maths – but … Continue reading

August 4, 2015 · Leave a comment