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A Novel Spain: Two views on Seville, Best Blogs on Spain, and learning languages

I forgot that I’m allowed a bit of shameless publicity on...

A Novel Spain: All you need is love, try being an expat, and Spanish dog poo

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A Novel Spain: Neighbours from Hell, Weird house mates, Expat Resolutions, and Best blogs about Spain

Just a quick post to keep you informed on what’s happening on the...

How to become an ESL teacher, 2nd draft done!

My next book, How to become an ESL teacher, will be out soon. My...

CELTA Resources: Best resources to find CELTA courses

With almost 10,000 people doing a CELTA each year, there must be some...

How to become an ESL teacher

So, you’ve heard of this job called ‘TEFL’ where you can teach...

ESL Song with Phonetics: We Don’t Talk Anymore.

I might be risking scaring off some fans with this song by Charlie Puth...

ESL Songs with Phonetics: Adele, Send your Love

Adele, oh Adele, how do you do it? Over 250 million views on youtube...

ESL songs with phonetics: Lukas Graham, 7 years.

What did your Daddy say to you when you were 7 years old? Mine told me...

10 ways to use listening recordings from the course book for young learners

Most young learner course books have one or two listening recordings in...

Pet hates as a TEFL teacher, and how to get round them!

It happened to me just the other day, during my second week with a new...

What you shouldn’t do in your first week with new class as a TEFL teacher

Following on from my last blog about things you should do in your first...

10 TEFL Promises for next term…

Have the holidays really finished? Do I really have to pick up last...

Excerpt 12: Time to move on from Salvador!

I always find it hard to move on from a country where I’ve been...

Excerpt 11: Life-changing students

I find it amusing when people who have read my book comment on the fact...

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