How To Get Your First EFL Job After The CELTA

Getting your first EFL job can be quite a challenge but needn’t be. In this post, we look at how to get your first EFL job after the CELTA and what resources are available. There is also a YouTube video which accompanies this post.

One of the biggest challenges is seeking a position as a newly certified EFL teacher. There are some opportunities available in certain countries which allow new teachers to flourish. 

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How To Complete The CELTA Pre-Interview Task

What is the best way to tackle the CELTA pre-interview task? How do you go about dealing with the pre-interview task? Watch this video for tips and run through of a common pre-interview activity.

Last week, I shared a post and video about the CELTA Interview and there were quite a few questions about the CELTA Pre-Interview Task. I created a video detailing how to complete the Pre-Interview Task by walking you through the task and how to answer some of the questions.

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The CELTA Interview: Common CELTA Interview Questions

Today is Teacher’s Tuesday and we have another video up on YouTube. It is about the CELTA interview and common questions, with some tips about preparing for the course. You can watch it here.

In this video, I share my advice with the CELTA interview and what I experienced during the interview. Hopefully, this will give you some ideas for the interview and what to expect.

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What Book Do I Need For Online Teaching?

In my previous post, I recommended one book for online teachers which really helped me gain the confidence for online English teaching. In this post, I look at another book which will provide an opportunity for students to interact online via a platform which has been developed to coincide with either their digital online or face-to-face lessons. This book has been co-authored by Lindsay Clandfield and Jill Hadfield and is published with the support of Cambridge University Press, under the series of the Cambridge Handbook for Language Teachers.

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The Best Book For Online English Teachers

Teaching online is becoming more and more popular, with many English adult and young learner students from around the world taking lessons from their laptop, tablet or smartphone. In this post/video post, I look at the best book for online English teachers.

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Downloadable Activities: ESL Games World

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ESL Games World

If you are anything like me, I really am a sucker for free things. You might catch me at the supermarket trying out those free tasters and returning after five minutes or you might see me getting those “Buy One, Get One Free” offers. Fortunately, my thirst for free gifts was quenched with ESL Games World.

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Teaching Tips Episode 10: Ten Reading Tips

One thing that can trouble teachers is how to teach reading skills in an engaging and interesting way. When I was learning French or German at school, my teachers would give us a block of text – not all that I could understand – some comprehension questions and let us get on with it. Fast forward 25 years, and I have created some techniques to ensure that reading is dynamic and exciting.

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Teaching Tips Episode 9: Nine Ways To Teach Vocabulary

In this Teaching Tips Episode, I look at Nine Ways To Teach Vocabulary for the English classroom. In this video, I attempt to share nine ways (not ten ways) to teach vocabulary in the classroom. The nine ideas include:

  1. Using Flashcards
  2. Drawing Pictures on the Whiteboard
  3. Using Word Families
  4. Matching Definitions
  5. Highlighting Wordstress
  6. Removing Vowels
  7. Teaching Common Collocations
  8. Matching Opposite and Related Words
  9. Playing Language Games
  10. THERE IS NO TEN!!! (my mistake)

What do you think is important for students when they are learning vocabulary? How do you teach vocabulary in the ESL / EFL classroom? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Previous Teaching Tips Episode: The Phonemic Chart.

Top Ten Tips For Working In Turkey

One of the benefits of being an English language teacher or involved in TEFL is the opportunity to travel around the world. Not many other jobs offer the opportunity for people to travel, learn about a culture or learn more about the language. One country which is very popular for many EFL teachers is Turkey with its rich and immersive culture. In this post, Emre gives his top ten tips for working in Turkey.

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