An Englishman in Turkey

An Englishman in Turkey

What am I doing here? Surrounded by TV lights, an enthusiastic crowd of shoppers and TV cameras, I am face to face with a friendly African presenter who is introducing the next episode of ‘Yabanci Akşam’ (Foreigner’s evening). I am a newly qualified English teacher,...
Lesson plan: Men’s brains vs. women’s brains.

Lesson plan: Men’s brains vs. women’s brains.

Listening/speaking lesson based around a video of a humorous talk by Mark Gungor. Level: Intermediate/ upper-intermediate Time: 50 -60 minutes Aim: For students to show comprehension of a talk by Mark Gungor leading to a discussion about men vs. women stereotypes....
From Korea to TEFL Barcelona

From Korea to TEFL Barcelona

From Korea to TEFL Barcelona  When I first enrolled at TEFL Barcelona, I’d already finished one year of teaching English in South Korea, in Suwon. I was twenty-three, and I really thought I knew a lot about teaching. My main reason for going was simply to see Spain....
Work & Travel as a Native English Teacher

Work & Travel as a Native English Teacher

I’ve done the whole backpacking thing and don’t get me wrong, it was great! But working in a pub to save up the money to go and enjoy the escapism of backpacking, only to go back home and work a job I don’t like, and then repeat the cycle wasn’t something I...