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A Recruiter’s Guide to Getting Your Dream Teaching Job

Congratulations! You got your TESOL certification and now you’re ready to apply for TESOL jobs. But what is the best way to organize your resume, cover letter and mock class preparation? As a job coach, recruiter and English teacher, I’ll tell you the best practices and examples you can follow to maximize your chances of […]

Testing ESL Students: Preparing Grammar and Vocabulary Tests

This TESOL / TEFL article gives valuable advice for the different kinds of grammar and vocabulary tests that ESL teachers must administer to their students and provides practical tips on how to prepare students for the test in a Communicative Class. Become a professional ESL teacher with OnTESOL’s 250-hour TESOL Diploma. This advanced TESOL certification […]

Teaching Verb Patterns and Vocabulary: Activities and Materials to Supplement the FCE Oxford Textbook

In this blog, our 120-hour TESOL certificate graduate explains how to use communicative activities and authentic materials to supplement Unit 2 of the FCE Oxford Textbook. Verb Patterns Verb Patterns are one of the more challenging grammar topics to teach to students as at this point in their learning, it’s just a matter of re-learning […]

6 Peer to Peer ESL Activities and Their Benefits

There is a great deal of evidence proving the effectiveness of peer to peer education. What does this mean exactly? Essentially it is the idea that the teacher facilitates the beginning of a lesson but encourages a great deal of peer-to-peer correction (with the guidance and supervision from the teacher), strategizing, communication and teamwork among […]

EPIK: Passed The Interview? Now It’s Crunch Time!

Congratulations! You passed the interview with EPIK! Now, passing the interview does not mean that you got the job. Your documents have to get to South Korea before the application deadline before EPIK sends you the contract.  The deadline may be a few months ahead, but do not fall asleep! There are many applicants and jobs are […]

Teaching Pre-Advanced: Supplementing the FCE Oxford Textbook (Unit 8) With Communicative Activities and Authentic Material

Food is always a fun topic to teach English, especially if you have a very multicultural class. The best way to engage the students is to continuously bring the discussion back around to the food and restaurant experience in their country. You will be amazed at what you learn about cultural traditions and different students’ […]