The TEFL Life: A TEFL blog

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

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

The most difficult words to pronounce

We all know that there are certain words that our learners find difficult to pronounce, but if we’re honest there are loads of words that even English speakers or very … Continue reading

April 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

The power of the gerund

As much as I usually despair for the future of humanity, there are times when I am surprised by our intelligence and wit. Today is, happily, such a day. Found … Continue reading

January 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

student fails: how we love them.

There is often a lot of attention on pronunciation and teaching it. For a long time I thought pronunciation was not high on my list of priorities, but then there … Continue reading

April 29, 2015 · 2 Comments

grammar police

February 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

the truth

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment