How to engage students in the socially- distanced classroom?

This week’s blog has been written by Elsa O’Brien, a Spain-based teacher who teaches young learners and adults at the British Council Madrid and at the University of Comillas. Over the last year, we’ve all seen our lives change unimaginably. For most of us, the way we work now is also totally unprecedented. EFL teachersContinue reading “How to engage students in the socially- distanced classroom?”

Fancy teaching English in a foreign country?

This week’s blog is brought to you by guest blogger Heather Collier, EFL teacher and qualified yoga instructor zenyourenglish Heather has taught in many different contexts: the UK, China, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam and Mexico. Have you ever wondered what it might be like to travel the world and work at the same time? I didContinue reading “Fancy teaching English in a foreign country?”

The benefits of extensive reading in EFL

As it is World Book Day on Thursday 4th March, this week’s blog will look at extensive reading (ER) in the context of the EFL classroom. Firstly, let’s consider what extensive reading is. Well, put very simply it is reading for enjoyment. Compare this with the intensive reading that is often done in class, whereContinue reading “The benefits of extensive reading in EFL”

What can language schools do to become greener?

When looking for a prospective language school students are quite rightly advised to choose one that has been accredited by the British Council and English UK. Why? Well, because this is the hallmark of quality covering the areas of management, resources and environment, teaching, welfare and (where applicable) care of under 18s. A lesser knownContinue reading “What can language schools do to become greener?”

Why is student teacher rapport important?

Why is student teacher rapport important? At Manc English we think that if we are in a relaxed, supportive environment, we learn better. Therefore we are not afraid of experimenting or making mistakes. The rapport between the student and the teacher is very important, as is the rapport between the learners. If both of theseContinue reading “Why is student teacher rapport important?”

How to become a CELTA trainer?

Are you at the point in your teaching career where you would like to move into a different area but not necessarily a management role? Teachers don’t necessarily make great managers. Not everyone wants to be in an office poring over admin. Have you already got your diploma but don’t know what do next? DoContinue reading “How to become a CELTA trainer?”

Physical and mental wellbeing for teachers: some tips

There can be no denying that the year 2020 has been a totally unprecedented one for the world over. We have all made changes and sacrifices in our daily lives. Coping with changes in both our working and private lives is extremely challenging. Just google managing change and see how many entries there are. IContinue reading “Physical and mental wellbeing for teachers: some tips”