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By Daniela Pesconi-Arthur

Hi again!

studentsIn my last article I mentioned an activity I used with my students and some photos they had taken of when they saw the Queen. Today I’m going to explain how you can do it too. You– and your students – are going to love it! Discussing pictures, videos and other documents will never be the same again, and your students will love to “show off” to parents and friends! It’s not complicated at all! Let’s go step by step.

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By Daniela Pesconi-Arthur

I imagine that teaching teenagers is one of most teachers’ biggest nightmares. Especially if these teenagers come from the same country, from the same school and will be in the same group while studying abroad. Uh-oh… What are the problems a summer course teacher is likely to encounter? Let’s take a look:

  • Daniela's ClassAll your students (or most of them) speak the same language (not English, obviously);
  •  Most of these students will insist on communicating in their own language;
  •  Mobile phones, cameras, iPods and other types of gadgets will probably be more interesting to them than learning the Present Perfect Continuous; and so on.

So you might be asking yourself: what should I do? Don’t panic, I’d say. If this is not your first time teaching at summer school, you will be just fine, like the previous years. However, if this IS your first summer school, you might be a bit apprehensive. I don’t blame you at all.

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By Dana Yu
@danamyu

FlyersDon’t forget that you can make your lessons your own. It is always important to understand and adhere to each school’s policies, but being creative with your class, even in small ways, can make a huge difference.

When you’re on a residential placement over summer, one way to spice up your lessons is by incorporating items from home into the classroom. No matter what age or what level, your students will be excited to learn about your culture and to see authentic bits and pieces from your life at home.

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Summer TEFL Jobs in London

By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at Summer TEFL Jobs

Summer TEFL Jobs in London

By Graeme Maclean (originally posted to Flickr as hdr parliament) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Language schools in London are a lot busier between June-August, meaning there are a lot of summer TEFL jobs in London on offer.

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By Jon Duckett
Experienced TEFL teacher and director at Summer TEFL Jobs

Teaching English at a UK based summer school: The Basics

By Mactographer (Own work) [Attribution], via Wikimedia Commons

Every year between the months of June to August there are a huge number of UK summer TEFL jobs available. There are over 400 English language summer schools in England alone.

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