Category Archives: ELT

Dear teacher: This is the question you’re NOT asking your students.

Recently I was watching a video from one of my favorite authors. The video introduced a unique way to think about a problem and how to solve it. It was basically about how we approach problem-solving and how we need … Continue reading

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Here’s 3 Things You can Do to Better Prepare for the TOEFL Test

¿Prefieres leer la versión en español? Clic aquí Succeeding in TOEFL depends on several factors, including the preparation, practice and commitment, among others. In addition learn certain techniques for solving the exam tasks, it is important that the answers you … Continue reading

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This Is Why Networking Events Are Such a Great Idea (And If They Are in English, Even Better!)

Networking should be a fully integrated component in the life of every professional. It will lead to stronger contacts and friendships that can help in every aspect of your career development. Continue reading

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Es por Esto que Los Eventos de Networking Son Una Gran Idea (Aún Más Si Son En Inglés)

El conectarte con los demás debería ser un componente totalmente integrado a tu vida como profesional. Esto te llevará a contactos y amistades que pueden ayudarte en todos los aspectos de tu carrera. Continue reading

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Tres cosas que debes saber antes dar el TOEFL iBT

Seis o siete años atrás tuve mi primer curso de preparación TOEFL. Dentro de la primera semana estuvimos analizando el tipo de preguntas, cómo eran las secciones de Listening o Writing, y luego de esa semana nos pusimos a trabajar en … Continue reading

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Teaching Private Lessons? Here’s 4 Mistakes you Need to Avoid

I started teaching English as a second language more than twelve years ago. I used to work for a small institute and it wasn’t long until the first recommendation came along. Someone from the institute referred to a friend who was interested in hiring a private tutor for learning English. I guess we’ve all started like that.
But little did I know that I was about to bump into some very typical problems every private teacher has (or has had) at some point. What I want to do is enumerate some of them and try to offer practical solutions that will hopefully help you not only be able to overcome those issues but to improve the quality of your private lessons on the way. Continue reading

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