Archive | January, 2011

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in Paris

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There are lots of opportunities for English language teachers to find TEFL Jobs in Paris. There are around 300 language schools in need of teachers, and it’s also possible to make a living freelance teaching.

The focus in Paris in on business English. Businesses in France have to spend money on continued training for their employees or face a higher tax bill. Business English courses are seen as a good way to spend that money, perhaps partly in recognition of English being the EU’s official language. Unfortunately this has led to negative consequences too, in that there are a lot of poor quality schools which keep the wages low for teachers (as little as 12 Euros an hour). Also students can be quite lethargic as often they are not studying out of choice.

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language activities for teenagersLanguage Activities for Teenagers is a useful text book for teachers that bridges the gap between young learners and adults. There is a lot of helpful information and fun activities for teachers who are running English classes for teenagers.

The book starts of with a detailed chapter about how to maintain discipline and control in the classroom. This is good advice, particularly for teachers who haven’t experienced classes of young teenagers before! Following that are eight chapters of language based games and activities. They are ordered in terms of the particular skills you want to teach, as well as chapters on ice breakers, literature and debating activities.

I recommend this book if you are about to do a stint at a summer school with teenagers. The students will enjoy the fun activities and you will be glad of the additional resource in addition to the often dry texts that many summer schools provide.

Our TEFL Book Store contains this and other titles that include language activities for teenagers.

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

Teach English in Kyoto

Many western teachers arriving in Japan want to teach English in Kyoto. Kyoto is a beautiful city in central Japan. In was the former capital and many of the historical monuments still remain.

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teach meTeach Me English Teaching Guide: Learning Language Through Songs and Stories  is a fun and engaging exercise book for teaching English to children.

The text covers basic language components children need to learn and packages this process in a really creative way. The songs used are well know and suitable for young learners all over the world. There are over 20 different songs in the book and they are put together with some nice illustrations, which help the students with understanding. It’s a great way to introduce some basic vocabulary and practice sentence structure. The exercises can be used for large classes too.

Our TEFL Book Store contains this and many other titles that act as a useful English teaching guide.

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL Jobs in Bangkok

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Bangkok is the capital of Thailand, a pulsating city home to 10 million people. TEFL jobs in Bangkok are plentiful, read here to find out more.

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teach eflTeach EFL is a helpful book for teachers embarking on a TEFL course or a career in teaching English as a foreign language.

The book takes you through all the areas you need to get to grips with in order to become a competent EFL teacher. There are plenty of overviews to help new teachers quickly get to grips with the key principals. Also there are many teaching tips to build confidence in new teachers. Additionally Teach EFL is linked up with resources online to give teachers a broader background to teaching English as a foreign language.

Our TEFL Book Store contains this and many other titles to help you teach EFL.

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL jobs in Oman

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TEFL teachers looking for an interesting experience abroad should consider TEFL jobs in Oman. There is a huge demand for English teachers as all pupils start learning English in the Sultanate from the 4th grade onwards. Additionally the strict immigration requirements make it difficult for teachers to get into the country. English is seen as having an important place in the modernisation of the country, and there is a big drive for it to be used as much as possible in the service industries.

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teaching languages to young learnersTeaching Languages to Young Learners is a thought provoking text offering useful advice to those teaching English to children.

This book is written in an academic style and will be most useful to teachers who put value on their professional development. The book gives teachers a broad theoretical basis with which they can plan their young learners’ classes. The text covers ways in which to develop a child’s skills in English, as well as ways to assess and monitor their progress.

Our TEFL Book Store contains this and many other titles to help give you ideas about teaching languages to young learners.

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at TEFL Jobs World

TEFL jobs in Tokyo

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There are many opportunities for native English speakers to find TEFL Jobs in Tokyo. Tokyo is the capital and largest city in Japan. It’s also part of the world’s most populous metropolitan area, home to over 39 million people.

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Lessons from nothingLessons from Nothing: Activities for Language Teaching with Limited Time and Resources  is a great book for teachers short on time and with little or no resources.

There are over 70 activities in the text. The majority are fun word games that focus on improving grammar and vocabulary. The most they require is that the students have a paper and pen, but many activities require no resources at all, not even photocopying! The exercises can be tailored to all levels but are generally more appropriate for lower levels. It’s a great book if you’re going to teach in Asia with large classes and minimum resources.

Our TEFL Book Store contains this and many other titles to help give you ideas about activities for language teaching.

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