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Shaking Heads At Europe And Hand It To The Americans

13/07/2015 04:32
Shaking Heads At Europe And Hand It To The Americans   The United Kingdom`s bizarre love affair with the United States of America continues. Once described as the US` aircraft carrier, the UK sits off the European mainland as a very small nation indeed when broken up into its constituent...

The TEFL`s Crew`s Aid

07/05/2015 07:04
The TEFL`s Crew`s Aid   The `Promised Land` for the TEFL`s Crew is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, where salaries are Western, and the cost of living isn`t. Of course, the Westerner has to get used to the cultural differences and evince a degree of unwonted sensitivity as the burger restaurant,...

To The TEFL A Teacher

15/02/2015 09:13
To The TEFL A Teacher   A favorite movie is Bedazzled (1967), starring Hollywood ‘Babylon’ sex symbol and actress, Raquel Welch, as ‘Lust` among the `seven deadly sins` which, according to the established churches, result in the individual`s going to perdition, that is, ‘eternal unendurable...

International English Language Testing System

10/02/2015 10:37
International English Language Testing System     Most children in primary education in the United Kingdom have been exposed to the IQ Test phenomenon, which requires them to complete a few simple questions to ascertain what intelligence quotient the test preparers have decided to...

Our Man In Dammam

04/02/2015 11:34
Our Man In Dammam   Writing science fiction stories, while travelling the world as an English language teacher, was fraught. Aliens appeared everywhere in the guise of peepers trying to see what it was that the budding `sci fi` genius was engaged in, while preparing to condemn him as another...

Cost Of Living Survey, Pseudi Yarubeer

01/10/2014 08:14
Cost Of Living Survey, Pseudi Yarubeer   After Bullitz language skull `headhunted` me in accordance with the British head chuck occasion system, whereby those who showed any sign of having the intellectual wherewithal to escape wage slavery were consigned to be wasted, like basketballs in...

Collaborative Writing

30/06/2014 17:54
  Collaborative Writing   The use of small group and pair work is supported by two major theories of language learning: the psycholinguistic theory of interaction, based largely on the work of Long (1983; 1996), and the sociocultural theory of mind, Vygotsky (1978). Both theories...

Teaching English Vocabulary

30/06/2014 17:48
Teaching English Vocabulary   Teaching vocabulary is important, and more than presenting and introducing. Knowing words isn`t memorizing. What students need is meaning in context and how words are used through correct instruction, which is vocabulary selection, word knowledge, and the...

The Use of Team Teaching and its Effect on EFL Students' Proficiency in English

30/06/2014 16:42
  The Use of Team Teaching and its Effect on EFL Students' Proficiency in English   Having taken a Bell-Obeikan International Placement Test, six EFL students classes (each comprising 20 EFL students) from the King Saud University`s Preparatory Year Diploma program, Riyadh, were first...

Team Unteaching

11/01/2014 14:53
Team Unteaching   Team teaching is big in the countries of the world that want to learn English, or do they? In places as disparate as Cartomb, Sedan, and Triple ‘E’, Livya, Yours Truly has encountered the phenomenon of team unteaching, where the classroom workload has been divided between a...
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