It’s not over…
Dec19

It’s not over…

…until right about now. This is my last blog until 2017 and there are 3 things I’d like to say, so this is short and sweet. Firstly, I’d like to say a massive thank you to the 504 people who subscribed to my email list since I started back in May 2016. Baztefl has been growing well and getting more and more hits each week, so it’s great to know my ideas and activities are helping people. If you still...

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First draft done on ‘How to become an ESL teacher’

My first draft on ‘How to become an ESL teacher’ is done. This is the first in a series of three books aimed at new and experienced ESL teachers offering advice and tips both in and out of the classroom. I’ve really enjoyed writing this non-fiction book so far, now comes the tricky editing part. I think after so long writing fiction I needed a change, something different to get my teeth into. I’ve read a few...

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The Perfect Graduate Job: Becoming a TEFL teacher
Jul29

The Perfect Graduate Job: Becoming a TEFL teacher

I’d pay good money to go back to the start of university with the knowledge I have now about being a TEFL teacher. It’s one of those graduate jobs that they never tell you about at school or university, but it should be, high on the list, but why? Maybe you have just finished your degree and are thinking, what the hell am I going to do now? What graduate job could I possible do? I remember that feeling well. It’s one of the worst. You...

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TEFL Tips: Friend or foe?
Oct05

TEFL Tips: Friend or foe?

This is a post for all those TEFL teachers out there worried about being too friendly, or not friendly enough, with their students. Bearing in mind this is coming from someone who married one of his ex-students, I may not be the best person to listen to, but I reckon I’ve got the perfect balance now in my classes.   Over the years I’ve tried various tactics: being over friendly and wanting students to like me, rather than teach them...

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Fancy a new or different job teaching English?
Jan11

Fancy a new or different job teaching English?

Are you looking for a new or different job English teaching? Getting tired in your current role and looking for a new challenge, or are you a newbie who wants their first job teaching? If so then there’s an excellent Webinar titled Working Around the World this Wednesday (15th January) at 15.00 on the Cambridge English Teacher website.  Where do you fancy working?Photo by nskiander28 Susan Griffith, author...

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What I miss about being a wandering TEFL teacher…
Nov24

What I miss about being a wandering TEFL teacher…

There’s plenty to miss about travelling round the world as a TEFL teacher. Even though I’m settled here in Seville, I tend to get itchy feet now and then. A couple of week’s ago, Bex, owner of Leaving Cairo, asked me if I wanted to feature on her weekly League of Expat Writers, so I did.  Longsheng in China, a great place to visit for real freedom I’d been thinking about writing this blog...

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