ELT Experiences

Experiences for English Language Teaching

By - Martin Sketchley

Ten Websites To Help Students Improve Their Listening

What do you do to improve your students listening? What are the best websites to consider? In today’s video, we look at ten websites to help your English students improve their listening.

For students, improving their listening can be quite challenging and it can take time for some. I would always recommend students to listen to as much as possible and there are a lot of resources available for students nowadays, particularly online.

Here are my ten favourite websites that I recommend students to look at in their own time.

1. ELLLO: http://www.elllo.org/
2. ESL Video: https://www.eslvideo.com/
3. BBC Learning English: http://www.bbc.co.uk/learningenglish/
4. Breaking News English: https://breakingnewsenglish.com/
5. Memrise: https://www.memrise.com/
6. Lyrics Training: https://lyricstraining.com/
7. Many Things: http://www.manythings.org/
8. VOA: https://learningenglish.voanews.com/
9. TED Talks: https://www.ted.com/
10. Rachel’s English: https://rachelsenglish.com

Other Videos to watch:
a. How To Become An English Language Teacher: https://youtu.be/9iQ8ffPGkYM
b. Five Top Grammar Books For The CELTA Course: https://youtu.be/iaZZcgxoro8

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Happy Teaching! 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫

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By - Martin Sketchley

Why I Quit My Last Job

There have been quite a few blog posts and articles regarding the working conditions for many private English language schools in the UK and abroad. Most of the constructive feedback regarding the private EFL industry revolve around remuneration, or the lack of it. I wanted to share my experiences of working in the UK EFL industry and what made me quit my permanent job.

I should say that this blog post is not a wholly critical look at the EFL industry but rather (I hope) a balanced view of my experiences and what led up to me leaving my last employers.

By - Martin Sketchley

😃✍️💯 Pass The Second CELTA Written Assignment (Part 2) 💯✍️😃

Last week, we looked at the first part of the second CELTA written assignment. This week, we look at the second component of this assignment and what to consider.