Category Archives: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

New index pages April and May 2020

Some of these are quite small at the moment, but I’m presently writing worksheets and articles for all those which are short at the moment, and will be updating them and/ or this list as often as I can: Starting … Continue reading

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Drawing games on Zoom

As I’m (hopefully) only doing Zoom classes temporarily, number one in my criteria for planning lessons is to do things which are better done online than face to face. As I said in my last post, the things which I’ve … Continue reading

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Useful language for Zoom lessons

After my first week of Zoom lessons, I’m more convinced than ever that students need to be specifically taught Social English (especially small talk and conversational reactions) to be able to communicate smoothly at the beginning and end of lessons … Continue reading

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Proving how complicated teaching English really is

I’ve been following my own tips and writing lots of articles. I’ve somehow managed to write over 2000 words each on just teaching “What’s your name?”, “How old are you?” and “How are you?”, which shows how tricky even the … Continue reading

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Dice games for specific language points (TEFLtastic classics part 16 revisited)

A sudden surge in popularity for my posts on small talk and talking about your week and weekend for specific language points has inspired me to rearrange my list of EFL dice game PDFs so that it is now organised … Continue reading

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To do list for self-isolating TEFLers

If my blog stats are anything to go by, I’m not the only TEFLer to have lost teaching hours due to coronavirus scares, and it’s sure to get worse before it gets better, including more self-isolating teachers. In some ways … Continue reading

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New TEFL articles in 2020 Q1

If you, like me, have a bit more time for coronavirus reasons, it’s a good opportunity to read more and longer TEFL articles. A list of just that below. I’ve deliberately included some points which are tricky and impossible to … Continue reading

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Difficult to find TEFLtastic pages

When linking to the new indirect questions page in my last post, I suddenly realised how difficult it would be to find if I hadn’t mentioned it, what with being a sub-page of question formation, which for some reason I … Continue reading

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The most TEFLtastic articles of 2019

Happy New Year! Last year was a super-motivating year for one, due to a rebound in blog stats and a huge jump in sales of my e-books, so many thanks to my generous (and hopefully happy) readers/ customers! That meant … Continue reading

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The (mildly) autistic TEFL teacher

While adding two new articles and a list of useful phrases to my rapidly expanding small talk for EFL learners page, it suddenly struck me how ironic people who know me would find it that I’m teaching small talk, let … Continue reading

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