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Teaching English in the United Arab Emirates24 Oct 2014 08:21
Teaching English in the United Arab Emirates

The UAE or United Arab Emirates is a federation 7 small states or emirates in the Middle East, namely Abu Dhabi, Dubai‏‎, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah and Fujairah. The UAE have a cosmopolitan population with many nationalities [ ... ]

Country Guides for Teaching English
Teaching English in Dubai‏‎ 24 Oct 2014 08:15
Teaching English in Dubai‏‎

TEFL in Dubai Dubai is part of the United Arab Emirates (the UAE), a federation of 7 small states or emirates in the The Middle East. For more information on teaching conditions in Dubai and the UAE, please visit: Teaching English in the UAE‏‎. Image [ ... ]

Country Guides for Teaching English
Teaching in the EU for Non-Europeans23 Oct 2014 22:13
Teaching in the EU for Non-Europeans

This article is about restrictions and practices for teachers wanting to teach English‏‎ in countries belonging to the European Union‏‎ (EU). The most common question on this is one of visas and whether non-EU citizens (Americans, Canadians, [ ... ]

Living & Teaching Around the World
How to Teach English‏‎ as a Foreign Language23 Oct 2014 19:03
How to Teach English‏‎ as a Foreign Language

Many people think that teaching English‏‎ is simple. There is a common misconception that if you can speak the language, you can teach it but the simple fact is that this couldn't be further from the truth. It's a bit like saying because I eat [ ... ]

How to Teach English
Opposites Attract‏‎ 23 Oct 2014 17:33
Opposites Attract‏‎

Opposites Attract is an activity you can use to practice antonyms in class. Preparation Prepare a set of flashcards, each of which forms half of a pair of words. big - small always - never cheap - expensive and so on. The words you use should [ ... ]

TEFL Lesson Plans, Activities & Ideas
ESL Comics‏‎ 23 Oct 2014 12:44
ESL Comics‏‎

Comics are an excellent medium to introduce your EFL‏‎ESL‏‎ students to current, everyday English, in a non academic format. Comic strips, books or magazines all contain sequential art. In fact, sequential art is often used as a synonym for [ ... ]

TEFL Lesson Plans, Activities & Ideas
Karaoke in the Classroom‏‎23 Oct 2014 12:23
Karaoke in the Classroom‏‎

The word Karaoke means empty orchestra from the Japanese Kara = empty and Oke (short for Okesutora) = orchestra. Karaoke tracks are without lead vocals. The lead vocals are provided by the performer singing the Karaoke song through a microphone. The [ ... ]

TEFL Lesson Plans, Activities & Ideas
Teaching Beginners23 Oct 2014 11:48
Teaching Beginners

Let's suppose you are in your beginner level TEFL class and - for the purposes of this explanation - it's time to introduce them to adjectives‏‎. You could simply say: “An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or a pronoun. To modify a word [ ... ]

How to Teach English
Sentence Completion‏‎ - sentence activity23 Oct 2014 10:37
Sentence Completion‏‎ - sentence activity

Sentence Completion is a TEFL activity which can be used to practice different forms of sentences‏‎. It works well with different verb forms‏‎, conditionals‏‎ and so on. Preparation Write out a series of sentences which are examples of the [ ... ]

Grammar Specific
Lingua Franca‏‎ 23 Oct 2014 10:17
Lingua Franca‏‎

Here's a scenario for you: a ship sinks at sea and 10 survivors manage to struggle to a desert island. Each survivor comes from a different country and speaks a different language. And none of them speak any other language other than their own. Ten years [ ... ]

World Languages
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