Pronunciation of ‘ed’ Endings

The -ed ending is used to change a verb into the past form. The pronunciation can be quite tricky, here we look at the three different types of pronunciation and how you should be pronouncing them. Although I’m not a fan of rule based learning, some students find it beneficial to have set of rules to determine on their own how they should be pronouncing words in English. Read about the rules here and find out the correct pronunciation of the -ed ending!

Teaching English in Laos

As Laos continues to develop, the desire to learn English in the country is steadily increasing. As a result, the demand for native English speaking teachers is also steadily increasing. However, Laos is a very poor country and you won’t find high salaries, but you will find a very cheap cost of living, some beautiful surroundings, friendly and welcoming people, as well as a unique and interesting culture. Read everything you need to know about getting started as an English teacher in Laos.

Teaching English in Malaysia

Salaries for English teachers in Malaysia can vary considerably and it can depend on a number of factors including where you are living, the school you are working for and your qualifications and experience. If you do find a job teaching English, you should be able to make enough money to cover your cost of living. Malaysia is a becoming a very popular destination for TEFL teachers and you can read everything you need to know about getting started as a teacher.

The Aims of Teaching English

There are many aims of teaching English and this blog post seeks to provide an outline of the overall aim that teachers should strive for. Basically, the teacher needs to provide the students with the knowledge that they want. In the case of teaching English, students have varying aims, but a teacher should provide students with the skills needed to speak, listen, read and write in the English language. Read this blog post to find out more about the aims of teaching English.

Direct Method of Teaching English

The direct method isn’t widely used today, but you will still find some teachers that like to use this method of teaching. This blog post will outline what exactly the direct method is, how it works, examples as well as some advantages and disadvantages of using the method. This method is a little over a hundred years old and other teaching methodology is preferred nowadays, but you can still get some benefits from knowing about and adapting this method in your teaching.

How To Teach English Abroad

Many people decide to start teaching English in a foreign country and they each have their own personal reasons for doing so. Some people often say that they would love to teach abroad, but don’t know where to start. This blog post will provide you with a short introduction about how to teach English abroad, what you need and how to go about it. There are many ways that you can do it, but like looking for any type of job, it requires some research and knowledge to get started.

Teaching English in Indonesia

Indonesia is considered to be one of the most exotic and beautiful counties on earth. It is home to a diverse group of people and is the home to the largest Muslim population in the world. To work legally in the country, you will need to be well qualified. With good qualifications, you should be able to find a fairly decent paying job that will be more than enough to cover your living costs. Read more about salaries, how to find a job, minimum requirements and more in this helpful blog post.

Teaching English in Singapore

Requirements for teaching English in Singapore are extremely high and for this reason, Singapore isn’t the destination for most TEFL teachers. You would need to be very well qualified to find any teaching job in the country. However, you will earn a very high salary in the country. Having said that, the cost of living is one of the highest out of any country in the world! If you are well qualified and experienced, Singapore has a lot to offer for teachers thinking about working in this cosmopolitan city state.

What is the difference between ESL and EFL?

Some people think that the acronyms ESL and EFL are interchangeable. They, however, would be wrong. They refer to two different types of students and the country in which they are studying English. There are many acronyms in the world of teaching English and these two often cause the most confusion. Find out exactly what is the difference between ESL and EFL and why it matters in this blog post.