It's been an eventful week travelling from Myanmar to China with a quick stop in Bangkok for my friend's birthday!!
Rules might make you feel like you are sucking the fun out of your classroom but they are absolutely vital in order to establish structure within your lesson. Without them it is going to be hard to have any fun at all!
Vietnam observes Lunar New Year; this nation-wide holiday, called Tet, sees the whole country all but shut down for ten days during the festivities! I found myself in Hoi An for the holiday and fell in love!
The list of things that would make your life easier in the classroom is endless, but these are the five I never leave the house without!
Hanoi's famous egg coffee might be what draws most people into one of its many coffee shops but not me! This tea drinker was in search of cute and quirky and I can confidently say that's what I found!
When I first got given my grade eight classes I had no idea how I was going to teach them. Coming from six months of grade one, who were happy to sing baby shark and play “Teacher Says” every lesson, trying to entertain teenagers was an entirely foreign concept to me! It turned out it …
Travelling Solo sounds scary but it can be the best way to travel for so many reasons. Don't believe me? Here are 5 reasons to travel solo!
I’ve been teaching English for about a year and a half now and in that time I have discovered a few resources that I find myself returning to again and again. Whether it be for lesson inspiration, warmer and cooler ideas or worksheet creation, these are the books and websites that supply me with engaging …
I have completed two courses since I began my TEFL journey way back in October 2017. The first was an online 120 hour TEFL course which I completed in my own time back in Scotland and the second was an in-class 120 hour TESOL course which I completed in Thailand with 14 other participants and …
It's been a while but I'm back with another TEFL Tip Tuesday. This post was inspired by a recent Q&A we held at the language centre I work in. It was for new teachers arriving in Myanmar and teaching English for the first time, we were asked to give them one piece of advice about the job and well without even hesitating I said "Your first day will most likely be a complete disaster, but that's half the fun!" and speaking from personal experience it's the most honest advice I could give!