Where to advertise online as a TEFL tutor

It’s easy to see why so many are drawn to TEFL tutoring – flexible hours, a variety of students, the ability to work from home. If you plan to become a TEFL tutor, understanding how to advertise yourself is vital. The internet has become the go-to place to market yourself and with good reason: there’s…

Vocabulary Post-Its [Teaching Tip]

Vocabulary learning trick! Tired of setting the usual homework tasks? Bored of “Write the answers to this exercise” or “Write a story about blah blah blah”? Here’s a fun idea! Even if you think it may not work for your students, it might give you some ideas. Vocabulary Post-Its activity for your students – Walk around your home with 30…

The Best Online TEFL Platforms

The TEFL industry is steadily expanding into a high tech and modern one. Due to this, TEFL teachers are using a huge variety of platforms on which to conduct their lessons and courses. From Skype to Google, have a look at the pros and cons of each program to decide which is the most effective,…

Tongue Twisters [Teaching Tip]

Students from different native languages have certain difficulties with pronunciation. For example Spanish speakers have difficulty with the different between /v/ & /b/ and many students from some Asiatic countries find /r/ difficult to say. To help practice these sounds, here are some tongue twisters you could teach them. Peter Piper picked a peck of…

Homestay TEFL

Fancy the sound of doing TEFL, but trawling across the other side of the world isn’t your cup of tea? Then perhaps Homestay TEFL is right for you. What is it? Like it sounds, Homestay TEFL is teaching English as a foreign language within your own household. As a tutor, you give your students accommodation…

Human Bingo [Teaching Tip]

This is a great first day/getting to know you activity! Firstly, ask your students to divide an A4 sheet of blank paper into 9 equal size squares (like a large bingo card), using a pen and ruler (so the lines are straight!). The middle square is the “free” space. Next, put a list of five…