The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog

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

New post on British Council Teaching English blog

As I’ve mentioned before (here and here), when I have a few spare moments – which, with a 3-month old, are few and far between right now – I blog … Continue reading

June 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Behind the scenes of Jellybeanqueen: #ELTbehindthescenes

My blogging record has been shameful this year (I have a valid excuse, I promise!), but I have still been keeping up with reading the usual blogs I follow and … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Game shows for the EFL classroom

Confession: This year seems to have run away with me. Since the end of last year I got sucked into that deep, dark hole of “making a living” and I … Continue reading

February 10, 2017 · 1 Comment

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

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

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

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 There is always a lot of talk about how coursebooks are/can be outdated … Continue reading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