Author: Susan Weymouth

Can I Teach English in the USA with a TEFL Certificate?

As a CELTA trainer, I talk with people who are thinking about teaching English all over the world, even in their hometowns of Biloxi or Idaho Falls. Does it make sense to get CELTA or IDELT training if you plan to teach at home?

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Teaching English in China: A Short Look at a Huge Country

Country Overview China is the world’s most populous country and home to over a billion people. According to China Daily more than 300 million Chinese already are studying English—nearly one quarter of the country’s population. This adds up to a land of great opportunity for people who would like to teach English abroad. Teaching Requirements […]

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Teach Abroad: Make Positive Change Happen

  January is a month to think about new beginnings. How can you make this year different than the last, and all the years before? Is it realistic to think that you could be living and working in another country within six months? Can you really begin working toward that kind of radical positive change? […]

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Lingo to Help You Land and Keep that TEFL Job

This post was written by Susan Weymouth Are you looking for a new buzzword to impress the directors at your next job interview? We have talked before about how many acronyms there are in teaching English as a foreign language. Here is another one that you may have been reading or hearing about – ESP. […]

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Where’s Her Medal? An EFL Teacher’s Decathlon.

Watching the great athletes compete in the summer Olympics in London, I wish there were gold medals for the rest of us. Teaching English calls for strength, endurance, and moments of brilliance. Where are our medals? Let’s compare two days in the life of an Olympic decathlete and an EFL teacher. Day 1. Olympian: 100 meters. […]

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Oh $#@%! I’m Teaching English to Young Learners

This post was written by Susan Weymouth Oh no! I have to teach English to young learners! The cognitive, social, and emotional developments of a child have an effect on his/her language acquisition. Young Learners are curious, ask lots of questions, and are generally cooperative. Feed these characteristics when you teach English to Young Learners […]

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