Using authentic materials in class keeps things interesting, and can be loads fo fun for teachers and students. Here's an idea for using a famous 'song' called 'Wear Sunscreen'.Read more Authentic Materials – Wear Sunscreen!
People choose to go into TEFL for a variety of reasons. Some are looking for a way to travel and see the world, while others wish to get into the industry and make a career out of teaching English. Teacher Catherine reveals her motivations and tells us about her adventures as an English teacher in Spain.Read more My TEFL Adventure in Spain
The UCT Open Day will be taking place tomorrow, 22 April 2017, and ELC will be there to showcase our English courses and TEFL training. Read here about what you can expect on the day annd download the full programme. We look forward to meeting you there!Read more UCT Open Day 2017
There are a variety of options for learning English online these days. In this blog post we explore a growing trend called MOOCS (massive open online courses) which offer an enormous number of different courses available to anyone, mostly for free.Read more Learning English Online – MOOCS
Learning a new language can be hard and it takes time. Teacher Nobs shares a few strategies with us which can help make it a more enjoyable and beneficial process, and she also reveals why she specifically enjoys teaching English to the lower levels.Read more Strategies for Learning a New Language
Are you a 'glass half full' or a 'glass half empty' type of person? Positive thinking has many benefits on all levels, but what is it exactly, how do we do it - and how can this benefit your English learning?Read more The Power of Positive Thinking
How do English teachers get their students to speak the language more naturally, and less like " an amateur tennis match without the overuse of grunting noises"? Teacher Tiaan provides us with some tips in this blog post.Read more Speaking English Like a Human
What is English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and who is this course aimed at? Find out the main differences between EAP and general English courses here, and if this course is something you could benefit from.Read more English for Academic Purposes (EAP)
L1 interference is basically the degree to which a learner's native tongue is starting to intervene in the learning of English (or any other language for that matter). Teacher Christelle shares with us a 'cheat sheet' for teaching Farsi speakers, and reveals that going that extra mile for a student not only helps the teacher understand what the issues are, but can greatly improve student confidence!Read more Dealing with L1 Interference: Farsi
Would you be surprised to hear that the world map as you know it, is in fact, not a very realistic representation of the world? Find out why we chose to hang some unusual looking world maps in our ELC classrooms.Read more The World Map is Wrong?