Applying for a Job in TEFL & Top Tips for Interviews
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Applying for a Job in TEFL & Top Tips for Interviews

If you are looking for a job in TEFL, then this blog is a must read. It takes you through the process of searching and applying for jobs right through to some top tips for the interview itself. We also have a handy Pre-Interview Checklist available to download.

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Interview with Mark Almond - Head of CELTA at Canterbury Christ Church University
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Interview with Mark Almond - Head of CELTA at Canterbury Christ Church University

Mike Turner talks to Mark Almond (head of CELTA at Canterbury Christ Church University), about EFL qualifications, experience and career progression in the world of Teaching English as a Foreign Language.

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Great Ways to Use Posters in your EFL or ESOL Classroom
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Great Ways to Use Posters in your EFL or ESOL Classroom

Okay, we admit it. Here at Teacher-Toolkit we just love posters! There are loads of reasons why posters in the EFL or ESOL classroom are a great idea. This week we want to tell you why an...

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Lesson Planning | Free Lesson Plan Template and Sample
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Lesson Planning | Free Lesson Plan Template and Sample

Lesson planning is an important part of teaching, but there are so many options when writing one that it can become overwhelming. In this blog we discuss why we write lesson plans, who we might write them for and what they should include. There is also a FREE lesson plan templ...

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English Language Teaching: Approaches, Methods, and Techniques
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English Language Teaching: Approaches, Methods, and Techniques

When we are looking at the effectiveness of our teaching, we often get tied up in the minutiae of classroom practice. However, sometimes it’s useful to take a bit of a step back and examine what we are doing more broadly. Here we take a lo...

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Interesting TEFL Debate Topics
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Interesting TEFL Debate Topics

Debates are a good way to practice English speaking skills and develop argumentative language in the TEFL classroom. They also encourage English learners to listen carefully to the counterpoints made by their opponents. In addition, reading skills can be improved during ...

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A short guide to English Language Teaching terminology
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A short guide to English Language Teaching terminology

In this article, we have tried to bring together and explain some of the more common concepts and terminology used in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language. We hope it will be a useful reference for teachers but is also intended for anyone coming to the fie...

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Challenges in teaching English language learners in the TEFL classroom
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Challenges in teaching English language learners in the TEFL classroom

TEFL is a very rewarding profession but that doesn’t mean it comes without challenges. Sometimes it’s useful to have a bit of help and advice along the way, so we’ve picked some common issues, and here are our top tips and approaches for teaching English as a second lang...

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Top Tips for Multiple-Choice Written Exams
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Top Tips for Multiple-Choice Written Exams

As we head into exam season, it is worth doing a bit of exam training with your students.  Read more

Where are the best places to teach English as a Foreign Language abroad?
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Where are the best places to teach English as a Foreign Language abroad?

This week we explore some of the best places to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL). TEFL is the kind of job where you can move around as much or as little as you want. There really is something for everyone. One thing you ca...

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Mini Verb Flashcards - Card Pack - Teacher-Toolkit.co.uk
25 Common English Verbs | Mini Flashcards - Card Pack £8.95
This beautifully designed pack of all-singing and all-dancing cards contains 25 of the most commonly used English verbs. They include a variety of fun classroom games that you can use in a multitude of ways, whether for whole-class activities, small group work, or even one-to-one tutoring.  They will have your students jumping for joy while learning some of the essential building blocks of the English language. These playing card-sized verb flashcards are the perfect ESOL resource for any teacher's toolkit.  These cards come with a free classroom activity sheet. This includes some ideas to help you use the cards during your lessons. A perfect addition to any teacher's toolkit. Why not purchase our Common English Verbs Poster which acts as the perfect visual companion to the card pack.
Pronunciation Poster Set (x3) - Teacher-Toolkit.co.uk
Pronunciation Poster Set (x3) £8.95
Our pronunciation poster pack is a game-changer when it comes to helping students understand how to gain a natural fluency when speaking English. The Visual Guide To Pronunciation poster demonstrates how to create the correct sounds when speaking consonants and vowels. The Phonemic Chart shows clearly illustrated symbols used to represent all the sounds in spoken English. Finally, the Understanding Pronunciation poster offers examples of the best approaches in verbally forming vowels and consonants when speaking. Once your students have familiarised themselves with these posters the cat will definitely not have their tongues! As a good companion to putting these new skills into practice, why not purchase our Discuss This cards or take a look at our Pronunciation Maze Pack and FREE Pronunciation Activity Sheet featuring 12 great ideas on improving your students' pronunciation.   If you need any further help with pronunciation, our Teaching Pronunciation blog is here to help.    This original poster set includes:   1x Phonemic Chart Poster 1x Understanding Pronunciation  1x A Visual Guide to Pronunciation   Printed on luxurious 250gsm silk paper. Size A2 (420 x 594mm) 
Teacher Toolkit - Complete Set of Cards (x5) - Teacher-Toolkit.co.uk
Teacher Toolkit - Ideas and Activity Cards Set (x5) £29.95
The ultimate pack of ESOL Activities in one great value deal. This really is a complete teacher toolkit in a box, with five of our packs of topics and activities cards to get your students learning. Full of teaching ideas for English language learners, these packs ensure you will never struggle to break the ice with a new class or feel stuck for inspiration or new ideas with an old one. You’ll find games, topics, flashcards and discussion ideas for students of all levels and abilities. Included are: Fifty Bright Ideas Fifty More Bright IdeasDiscuss ThisObject LessonWord Blitz Don't forget to check out our latest pack, Mini Verb Flashcards, to get the complete set!
Pigs Might Fly - Animal Idiom Mug - Teacher-Toolkit.co.uk
Pigs Might Fly - Animal Idiom Mug £9.95
You can hog the coffee machine all you want with this fun novelty mug! One of four well-crafted teacher mugs based on much-loved animal themed idioms - pick your favourite or buy the whole set! They make great teacher gift ideas for your colleagues, or as a little something for yourself! • Ceramic • Dishwasher and microwave safe • White and glossy

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