How To Prepare For An Esl Job Interview

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Preparation for an ESL job interview is a process. There are certain steps that you need to take before, during, and after the interview to maximize your potential for acceptance.

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Virtual CEO and Superhero syndrome

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It seems that every entrepreneur, at some point of his or her journey, often suffers from a “superhero syndrome”, a term introduced by Chris Ducker in his recent book ‘Virtual Freedom’. The superhero syndrome is the misconception that to be successful, you must do everything yourself. Not only are you the boss, but also the online marketer, operations manager, salesperson, copywriter, HR manager, well, you get the point. Many give up at the very beginning as there’s just too much to handle for a single human being. Nevertheless, the outsourcing guru Chris Ducker knows exactly how you can get the help you need and within the budget you can afford. He reminds you that whenever you’re a small business owner, a consultant or an online entrepreneur you don’t have to face all obstacles alone. Discovering the power of building a virtual team is the goal in running, supporting and growing your business. In his book Ducker explains every detail you need to grasp, from figuring out which jobs you should outsource to finding, hiring, motivating, training and managing virtual assistants. With extra tactics and online resources, “Virtual Freedom” is the ultimate resource of the knowledge and tools enabling you to build your business with the help of virtual staff.

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EFL Business English Lesson Plan –Virtual CEO and Superhero syndrome

emily Business English, Intermediate B1/B2, Upper- intermediate B2

“Do what you do best! Delegate the rest” ―Chris C. Ducker

In today’s Business English Lesson plan we’ll have a look at the lifestyle of an aspiring entrepreneur, who suffers from the ‘superhero syndrome’ and is in a need of significant changes that allow him to experience ‘virtual freedom’. While the listening and reading practice as well as a discussion your students will learn the effects a successful delegation might have on a business.

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What’s the future of on-line learning?

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Being an e-Student

There was once a time when having a good undergraduate degree, say a 2.1 in one of the humanities or ancient languages, would have opened doors, career opportunities. Graduates could expect to walk into a career in the civil service, diplomatic corps or BBC for example. Not so now though, as more and more people pass through the hallowed grounds of English universities, emerging with their degree certificates, a substantial overdraft and the urgent need to find work. How then to get ahead of the crowd and find that dream job?

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9 mistakes people do that stop them from achieving their goals

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 It’s this time of year where we start reflecting on the past year and kind of evaluate how far we’ve come and the goals we’ve accomplished. It’s also the time when we set out with new, great goals, and inevitably we fail at a few of them, 25 percent of people abandon their New Years resolutions after one week. So how to make and keep to our New Year’s resolutions. Here are 9 mistakes people do that stop them from achieving their resolutions:

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How to stick to new year resolutions English lesson plan

emily Business English, Intermediate B1/B2, Listening, Speaking, Upper- intermediate B2, Video, Writing

Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”  ― Brad Paisley

While many people make New Year’s resolutions, very few people actually keep those promises. Within this EFL Lesson Plan you’ll be teaching your learners how to make and stick to these resolutions. The lesson plan is based on a video which your students are going to watch and later complete exercises concentrated on speaking, listening and reading skills. I’m sure your English language learners and yourself will find this lesson inspiring. Read More

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Aitken Rosemary Teaching Tenses: Ideas for presenting and practising tenses in English with photocopiable materials & activities review

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Aitken Rosemary Teaching Tenses: Ideas for presenting and practising tenses in English with photocopiable materials & activities (ELB Publishing, 2002)

In Teaching Tenses, Rosemary Aitken has produced a clear and concise guide to the structure and use of tenses in the English language. While, as the author acknowledges, the work does not cover the use of tenses in all their permutations, it will, nonetheless, be sufficient for all but the most studious of grammarians.

The book was primarily written for English teaching professionals, specifically those involved in TESOL instruction, including both native and non-native speakers. Advance students would, however, also benefit enormously from having Teaching Tenses as a reference work, thanks to its clarity and depth.

The work is divided into present, past and future. Each chapter begins with a clear presentation of the structure of the tense and this is followed by some very useful examples of questions to draw the target language. Aitken then provides a section entitled Notes, in which points of grammar and pronunciation are addressed. The author then gives a review of the meaning and function of each tense and a list of suggested contexts. At the conclusion of each chapter, Aitken has, very helpfully, highlighted some of the main sources of learner error, which should help teachers to understand how and why their students are going wrong. Read More

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Christmas efl lesson plan teach english b1 b2 speaking writing video

EFL Lesson Plan- Christmas is for sharing

emily Intermediate B1/B2, Listening, Speaking, Upper- intermediate B2, Video, Writing

 “Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more….” 

― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

During this EFL lesson plan you’re be teaching your student a bit about Xmas and history. It’s a lesson where learners will be reminded that Christmas is not only about shopping, eating and drinking but about appreciating the time you spend with the loved one, time of forgiveness. It’s a great lesson plan that concentrates on speaking, listening and writing skills.

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Talking about the weather EFL lesson plan

emily Elementary A1, Listening, Speaking

Weather is a common subject in the British culture and it’s pretty useful to teach weather vocabulary at the beginning of the course as it’s something your students can practice regularly.  In this EFL lesson plan you help your learners talk about weather using future ‘be going to’ for predictions. During the lessons students will have plenty of opportunity to speak and listen. It’s the ESL lesson plan based on one of the units from the NEF beginner course-book.Read More

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