Teaching Experience

The Sorrows of an EFL Teacher

Once you decide to go on your own, it's best to get all the paperwork done and start looking for new opportunities. Many online academies will offer you a B2B contract, so you can invoice them at the end of each month for your hard work. However, once you start scrolling through job offers, you… Continue reading The Sorrows of an EFL Teacher

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A2 trial lesson plan by ChatGPT

Since everyone's been talking about the benefits of using ChatGPT at the workplace, I thought that I would also give it a go. My biggest day-to-day struggle is coming up with new and engaging ESL lesson plans. I've been using the same A2 trial lesson plan for a year now and I've finally decided that… Continue reading A2 trial lesson plan by ChatGPT

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B1 – Cinema of the Future

This is the third lesson of the Preply course -┬áCulture Vulture. This lesson is based on a short video on the history of cinema and everchanging technology which affects people's watching habits. It's a perfect opportunity for students to learn something more about the cinema while talking about their film preferences and cinema habits. The… Continue reading B1 – Cinema of the Future

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One year on Preply­čÄŐ

Exactly one year ago, I sat through my very first lesson on Preply. I was unsure if this adventure would end sooner than it started, but 12 months later, here I am, still talking about it. Sit down, relax and read the story about the time I was questioning my solo venture when suddenly an… Continue reading One year on Preply­čÄŐ

Teaching Experience

These are a few of my favourite things (2022)

Happy New Year everyone! Welcome to my first post of 2023! Wrapping up and reflecting on the past year is a thing, so I can't stay behind. I'd like to kick off this year by looking at some of the people and things that made my life easier and pushed me forward. I wouldn't be… Continue reading These are a few of my favourite things (2022)

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Do online platforms promote ‘lazy’ teaching?

Nowadays, with the online teaching platforms springing up like mushrooms, anyone who speaks English can become an EFL teacher. Even though having a teaching certificate can give you leverage over other unqualified teachers, it doesn't mean that you can't be successful with it. For many, teaching online is a side hustle and an easy way… Continue reading Do online platforms promote ‘lazy’ teaching?

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Preply – So…when does it get good?

I have been a Preply tutor for almost five months, and as I've said before, it was an instant success. As with anything in life, some people may have an experience completely different from mine. The other day I was asked if the platform gets any better. Here is a post tackling this question. I… Continue reading Preply – So…when does it get good?

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Group lessons on Preply

Preply is an online teaching platform that I've been using for the last three months. It's mostly known for its 1:1 lessons, but recently I received a notification saying that I'd be an ideal candidate for their group lessons. After some thinking, I decided to give it a go and see if this option is… Continue reading Group lessons on Preply

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B1/B2 – Job interview – Soft skills

During my time teaching online, one of the most commonly asked things was to have a pre-job interview class. This happens frequently, especially on online platforms, such as Preply. The demand for these lessons made me sign up for a Preply webinar, "Preparing students for job interviews", which served as an inspiration for this lesson… Continue reading B1/B2 – Job interview – Soft skills