Tag 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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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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3 x 3 Formas de Ayudar a tus Hijos en su Próximo Examen de Inglés

Comienza un nuevo año escolar y luego llegan los exámenes, necesitamos ayudar a nuestros peques para que puedan salir airosos en cada prueba. Cuando a los chicos les toca el examen de inglés, se vuelve un poco más complejo ayudarlos: … 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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What to Do when You Lose Your Job.

Five years ago my team and I were the official English lessons suppliers for a very well-known global corporation. Business there was pretty good, and the amount of classes per month was rising and flourishing. It was a great time, … Continue reading

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