Phil Wade’s 10-Minute Intro site is great for Business English teachers, which most freelancers are, naturally. You should give it a look. There is a great Dogme book and an interesting Sustainability one which is essential for those jumping in to freelance/agency teaching.
The other day I was teaching an upper-intermediate student who had difficulties presenting her ideas about a process. She said she finds writing much easier than speaking. “You should start an audio diary,” I suggested. “What do you mean?” she asked.
I know that I haven’t put up a podcast in a while; I am working on something that I hope is really cool. In the meantime, here is an interesting podcast for intermediate speakers and higher. I particularly recommend it for TOEFL or IELTS students but anybody who likes philosophy or thoughts about life should … [Read more…]
There are so many different standardised tests available to test your English skills: the Cambridge certificates, TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS, BULATS and, here in Japan, the Eiken/STEP test. For a lot of people, these tests are pointless. If you need the certificate to get a job or a college place, go for it. If not, read … [Read more…]