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TEFL or TESL?

What do TEFL and TESL mean? TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. TESL stands for Teaching English as a Second Language. TEFL is used when people teach English in a non-English speaking country. TESL is used when people teach English in an English speaking country. Is this important? Not very, for students. But there are some important technical considerations for teachers. See The Definitive Guide to TEFL.

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ABOUT TO
ABOUT TO is not a tense. It is a special structure that we use to talk about the immediate future. If you are about to do something, you are going to do it very soon.

Men, it has been well said, think in herds
Long quote: "Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one."

Should teenagers like Greta Thunberg be telling adults what to do?

What do YOU think?
Greta Thunberg

Parts of Speech
Parts of speech for teachers. Your students need to understand parts of speech, and they will certainly ask you lots of tricky questions about them. Be prepared!

Reading Exercise: Environmental Activist David Attenborough

To mark the release of a new Netflix film about David's extraordinary life, we've made him the subject of our latest reading on environmental activists.
attenborough-trailer

15 Confusing Vocabulary Questions My ESL Students Ask
Armando Pannacci on the confusing vocabulary questions his students ask him and how he answers them

Greta Thunberg Quiz

Students can do this quiz online or print it on paper. It tests comprehension of our page on climate activist Greta Thunberg, one of a series of EnglishClub readings on environmental and health issues.
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TEFL Downloads
Free resources for TEFL teachers to download

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15 Ways to SHUT UP
Required reading for all teachers

This Week in History 🔈

This Week in History