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    Using News Stories in EFL Class

    In this article instructors learn how to improve students’ reading and writing skills using news stories and the 5 W's of journalism. Students in return write one-page summaries of news stories as a part of their writing assignments.Overview Reading for EFL students, in general, increases vocabulary, advances writing, and boosts general language proficiency (Nagy & Herman, 1987; Krashen, 1984; Grabe, 1991, respectively). Basically there are two types of reading in te

    Motivate the Unmotivated Student

    As educators I know that any and all caring professionals go above and beyond the call of duty when working with students. Yet for some students no matter how much we push, or how much we reward, or how much we reprimand, or how much we encourage they simply do not respond. There are students out there who do not have the intrinsic motivation to do well nor do they have the push from home demanding they perform. These are the hardest kids to reach. There

    What Makes a Good EFL Teacher?

    You're probably asking this question because you are already or soon plan to be an EFL teacher. This means that you probably like working with people, that you prefer variety to routine, and that you are don't mind taking calculated risks.

    Metaphoric Intelligence and Foreign Language Learning

    In this article, it is argued that metaphoric intelligence is an important aspect of intelligence, and that it can contribute to language learning success. It is thought to play a role in communicative competence and communication strategy usage. A number of activities are suggested which are designed to exploit and promote metaphoric intelligence in the language classroom.

    Teaching Jobs Overseas for Couples

    Teaching couples are very popular with international school recruiters for many reasons but the main one is that couples can often work out cheaper to hire in the long run. This article however, is all about teaching jobs overseas from the viewpoint of the teaching couples, rather than the schools.

    Why student motivation is key to foreign language learning success

    The principles of L2 teaching philosophy has greatly changed from the ancient principles of the Grammar-Translation approach historically used for teaching Greek and Latin. All the teaching philosophies and subsequent methodologies are reactions to this limited due to three major drawbacks