*(Obviously we don’t want you to actually, literally, kick ass, or you’ll get fired!)
by Stuart Allen @Stu_RAYEnglish
Ray English TEFL Recruitment, China
By Stefan Kloo (originally posted to Flickr as April10 001) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Moving 6,000 miles to a strange land to start a new job is daunting enough. Wouldn’t it be great to have a few simple rules to follow that would pretty much guarantee success at your new job, whilst allowing you to have fun?
Well, strangely enough, that’s exactly what we have here – 5 of the wisest tips culled from years of experience living and working abroad. Everyone we spoke to (OK, about five other experienced TEFL-ers) wholeheartedly agreed that these five tips will give you the most value.
By: Theodora Pap (CELTA qualified, EFL teacher in Thessaloniki, Greece)
When it comes to TEFL Teaching in Greece, the first thing you will notice is that english language classes (like the majority of foreign language lessons) are extremely exam-oriented, from a very young age. It’s not wrong to be certified in what you know but teachers end up having the mental banner saying ‘so many books, so little time’ on a constant roll, which brings to my mind, the question: “Can TEFL Teaching be done effectively, without a book?”
TEFL course books can be really useful because they provide you with almost everything you need to deliver a lesson. You’ve got reading texts, grammar, vocabulary exercises and listening, writing and speaking activities. Newer books even have ideas/bits and bobs for projects and activities you can do with your students.