As an experienced, qualified language teacher, I have been commissioned to write several articles about teaching and teaching methodology. If you are a new teacher and are looking for some pointers, check out the links below to some of my published work. (Click the image and then click 'Go to link')
Top reasons to start teaching in Asia.
For when you need a simple, no-prep game to use in the classroom.
Need help controlling a certain student?
How to make your teaching CV stand out from the crowd.
How to keep your cool when it all goes wrong in a TEFL classroom.
What is it REALLY like to live and work in China?
What to look for... and look out for!
Top tips for teaching students to write.
If you're teaching in China or Japan, here are some expectations you may have which might not be hitting the mark.
Sometimes simple things are easy to forget, but they are so important!
Shy students can be a problem in the TEFL classroom. Read how you can support them better in this article.
Pros and Cons of choosing either a TEFL or CELTA qualification.
Three surprising things that happen to you when you move to teach English abroad.
First time teacher? This article will give you a run down of top tips to make sure you're off to a good start.
Language learners are all different, but some traits are more noticeable in certain cultures. If you plan to teach in East Asian, check out this article for an insight on how East Asians learn.
Countless English teachers are hired in China every year. Here are some top reasons to start your teaching journey in the Orient.
This article takes a look at the pros and cons of working at an International Kindergarten in Japan.
This article looks at the highs and lows of working as an English teacher in Japan, and what the students are really like.
This article evaluates the English ability of students in Japan and considers why the Japanese are often ranked behind other East Asian countries.
If you're in Japan and looking for your first teaching job, click here to get the lowdown on which English schools to apply to.
This article takes a look at the history of English language learning in Japan.