Teacher Training


It works for me! George the Giant (and very passive) Lobster

Published by on 8 April, 2014 |

About George

George and I go way back and I have a good deal to thank him for. I first came across the story of his exploits when searching for an article for an in-house seminar on teaching the passive in 2009 and we have been working together ever since. So essential has he become to helping me get across the idea of theme and rheme (known vs new info) in fact, that I now find it difficult to imagine teaching the passive without him. I hope you’ll find him just as useful!

 To begin to understand the reasons as to why he’s so useful, you first need to know his story: Read more

On my mind: the non-native conundrum

Published by on 14 October, 2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

NS only advert Page 1 710x366 On my mind: the non native conundrumApproximately once a month, I give an input session on finding work in the TEFL industry to our full-time CELTA trainees here at IH Budapest. As anyone who has attended one of these sessions will know, we talk about resources available to those looking for jobs, discuss some of the dos and don’ts of designing a CV/resume suited to the TEFL industry, and we often talk through some of the considerations (economic, institutional and geographical) that our trainees might have to ponder before applying for that first teaching job. Another feature of the session is that we often role play job interviews into which I insert some ’tricky questions’ which I know interviewers might ask. Read more