What is Total Physical Response?

Classroom by Flickr CC Denise Krebs

In the January 1969 edition of the Modern Language Journal, San Jose State University emeritus professor of psychology James J. Asher wrote an article introducing a brilliant new method of foreign language teaching known as total physical response. This method was novel in that it was based upon the principle that physical gestures, and not [...]

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Benefits of obtaining a TEFL or TESL certificate

Students by Flickr CC Vancouver Film School

There are many reasons why obtaining Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) or Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification is valuable when trying to obtain an employment opportunity in the field. Of these, the below are examples of why these certifications can prove to be important when searching for an ESL opportunity: [...]

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Using Dictation for Reading Comprehension

Class by Flickr CC Rex Pe

Dictation has been used in language testing for a long time, but its benefit in language teaching and learning has been questioned by some language teachers. As of now dictation seems to be going through reconstruction as useful teaching devices. Some people believe that dictation can help develop strong language skills, such as grammar, public [...]

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Improving Speaking Skills in the ESL Classroom

Teaching by Flickr CC Paul Sobczak

Students that have english as a second language are often at a clear disadvantage in a regular classroom. They may have difficulty following classroom instruction and find the local slang, dialect or lingo difficult to translate and understand. There are several methods that teachers can utilize to promote language interaction on a regular basis. One [...]

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Dining Out in Dubai

Burj Dubai - Flickr CC Leandro Neumann Ciuffo

If you’re finding your feet as an English teacher in Dubai then you’ll no doubt be looking to experience the cuisine that this city has to offer at some point. Sampling the restaurants is part and parcel of the living and working abroad experience and food lovers in Dubai have a wealth of restaurants available [...]

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5 Must-Visit Attractions in Chicago

Chicago skyline - Flickr CC picken

Chicago is a city that has a huge amount going for it, with rich history, diverse culture, an array of exciting attractions, and plenty to see, do and experience. This is a place that is just as exciting and suitable for singles and couples as it is for groups and families, so no matter who [...]

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Not your average school trip!

Mustard Museum - Flickr CC thed34n

School trips are always the highlight of an otherwise ordinary school week. Today, we have a roundup of some of the oddest museum collections around the world. Hopefully you’ll one day get to visit at least one of these strange museums. USA  If you’re ever in Wisconsin for any particular reason, stop by Middleton and [...]

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5 Reasons to Consider Doing Your MBA in London

London at Night - Flickr CC scobleizer

An MBA is a great addition to a person’s education portfolio. At the same time, it is a great idea to take courses in another country where a person can explore the world and learn at the same time. For this reason, a person should consider doing their MBA in London. English-speaking While it is [...]

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