TEFL teaching materials

teaching professional people english

Monthly Archives: March, 2012

Thinking about the English Language

                   Let’s face it – English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented … Continue reading

31/03/2012 · 1 Comment

The benefits of being bilingual

My thanks to Sandy Millin of Almost Infinite TEFL ideas (see link in the blogroll way down at the bottom of the page) for inadvertently finding a wonderful article for … Continue reading

29/03/2012 · 2 Comments

Entrepreneurship in Africa – old cars into condom machines….

A recent post on this site provided some lesson materials on the subject of managing change.  It was a ‘classic’ scenario – a well-introduced white urban professional, and an established … Continue reading

27/03/2012 · 5 Comments

Managing change – video comprehension

‘Inc’ magazine is a really great souce of information about business. There are many short web-type articles as well as much longer features of the kind we’re more used to … Continue reading

25/03/2012 · 2 Comments

Mindmapping – the origins …

Did you ever wonder where the idea for mindmaps came from??   Well, think no further because today you’re going to find out.  If you read the last post I wrote … Continue reading

21/03/2012 · 6 Comments

Teaching in a French University

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED A few years ago we lived in France and I was offered a part-time post at the local university. ‘Great’, I thought, ‘What could be easier? All … Continue reading

19/03/2012 · 4 Comments

Mindmapping – get tooled up

I don’t know about you, but I love mind maps.  They appeal to my sense of aesthetics, and make learning stuff more enjoyable than would otherwise be the case.   Because … Continue reading

17/03/2012 · 5 Comments

Learn a new skill – Working hours listening lesson

The BBC website is awash with radio programmes which are absolutely excellent.  If you aren’t familiar with the site for yourself, I do recommend taking a look around starting with … Continue reading

15/03/2012 · Leave a comment

Searching questions..

Many thanks to my colleague Nicolas Gourbère at ‘2 Easy’ languages in Saint Etienne for the idea for this post. My starting point is a document which Nicolas often uses … Continue reading

13/03/2012 · 1 Comment

How has the world changed?

‘How the world has changed’ is a common element in revision of the present perfect.  Unfortunately, many people find it very difficult to jump into a lesson on that theme.  … Continue reading

11/03/2012 · 4 Comments