Teach English While Exploring the Australian Outback

Australia has the unique distinction of being a country-continent and having its unique set of flora and fauna, not to be found anywhere else in the world. Backpacking the outback is a wonderful way to commune with nature and when you plan to do so, there are many websites that give wonderful tips and advice specifically on backpacking that come in handy on your trip.

These tips are applicable anywhere in the world, for example, Australia too. Australia offers so much: surfing, backpacking the outback, exploring forests and rocky trails.

If you need to brush up on your English language skills or want to teach English for a career as a TEFL/TESOL teacher, mixing your backpacking experience with a little bit of learning through the famous ESL Language Study Abroad programs.

They have partner language schools across Australia, in Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Darwin, Hobart, Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Cairns, and Port Douglas to name the major locations. Learn English in Australia while exploring the outback. An ideal way to learn English in Australia may not be at the ESL partner school but in a teacher’s home that can just as well serve as a base for your explorations.

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Next Generation School Programs

If you walk into schools these days, you often can tell the environment radiates an atmosphere that is completely created for students.

The teachers will provide each individual student with the support and commitment they require to feel confident learners and individuals. New school energy gets driven by a few important trends:

  • Student-centered. We have learned from software and marketing developments to consider user experience in a deep way. That has resulted in a totally renewed focus towards learner experience. Steve Gory from Best GED Classes states that student-centered teaching and learning will engage students in their personal success, and will also incorporate their skills and interests into the process of learning.
  • Access. Today, internet access is far cheaper than access to textbooks, so providing take-home tech devices to allow for anytime-anywhere learning would absolutely make sense. Learning new things or passing the GED exam is easier than ever, says Steve Gory from
  • Next-gen learning. Modern-day learning models are blending face-to-face and online learning experiences to come up with competency-based and personalized learning sequences. Continue reading

TEFL Courses in Madrid, Spain

Teaching English is really a rewarding and great career! Teaching English abroad will offer lots of avenues to travel, independence, adventure, and exploration. Of course, there are never only pros in relation to moving overseas but it is exciting!

Have you ever dreamt of traveling the world, but have no idea how you would fund such a dream? Well, TEFL is the answer!

Are you ready to start hunting for that perfect role teaching English overseas?

What is TEFL? and Why do I need a TEFL certificate?

TEFL stands for Teaching English as a Foreign Language. A TEFL certificate is a key component if you want to teach English around the world. A good TEFL course abroad will be accredited by an external board, this means that the certificate you receive will be internationally recognized.

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How about Learning New Languages?

In today’s global and competitive market, it pays to know and speak at least one language other than your native language. Whether it is purely for professional, social or personal reason, learning and speaking a second language is a must for anyone who wants not just to survive but to stay afloat in today’s society.

The more languages you speak, the brighter the future holds for you. Recent studies show that Mandarin classes are at an all-time high. It seems everybody is rushing to learn Mandarin. Not surprising, since China is now a country to reckon with – an economic superpower.

Probably, the main reason why one would learn a foreign language is to up one’s marketability. The more languages you speak, the more your chances for professional success. Nowadays, many professions require knowledge of at least one or two foreign languages. Most jobs may require that you speak an international language specifically English. French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, German or the much-in-demand Mandarin are very important languages to learn.

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Masters in Special Education – What Does it Take

Special education is a broad discipline in the teaching profession that caters to the individual differences of students with all kinds of special needs, including autism, communication difficulties, developmental disorders, learning difficulties, emotional disorders, and physical disabilities. So read on this post “Masters in Special Education – What Does it Take.”

What Does a Masters in Special Education Involve?

Teachers working in special education programs are usually required to have a Masters in Special Education. Such programs demand a great deal of hard work and dedication in order to be successfully completed so a student should be fairly certain in their minds that Special Education is the right teaching discipline for them before beginning a Masters Degree in Special Education at any school.

Students on their way to a Masters in Special Education have a huge range of subjects to cover in two years or so. Students majoring in special education dedicate themselves to learning about the nature of disabilities and the ways in which individuals who are classified as special needs and their families are affected on an everyday basis. Only when they understand those issues can they then go on and develop the skills and techniques they will need to educate these individuals effectively.

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Moving and A New Job – TEFL!

I want to give a quick update for those of you asking how things are going. In short, they are going near perfectly. We are moving into my husband’s grandma’s house that has been empty for four years.

We’ve been doing some major cleaning and organizing (while doing Vacation Bible School every night this week) and now it’s time to move all the stuff in. Tomorrow will be an all-out blitz of carpet cleaning and furniture moving. I expect me and the hubby will be dog tired tomorrow night, but at least we’ll be in our house.

I know our presence in the saint of a mother-in-law’s house has been stressful. She’s organized and likes a clean house. Enter 7 dispossessed slobs with all their donated clothes and stuff in boxes and bags and a few random suitcases. It’s not pretty. I know she’s not freaking out about it or anything, but I still feel a little guilty about it.

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Adventures In Learning

Nicholas School is a state chartered kindergarten through eighth-grade school and is cm1857a product of the Rehabilitation Center For Neurological Development. Both are located in Piqua, Ohio. The Nicholas School program helps students with developmental delays and learning disabilities to become more neurologically organized.

While the neurological organization is improving through the motor program, classroom work is assigned according to the student’s level of ability or is established by an Individualized Education Program (IEP). The students spend classroom time in small groups or in a one-on-one setting with a classroom teacher.

Matthew began attending the Nicholas School in the fall of 2008. After his previous unpleasant experience in the public school system, Matthew was convinced that school was a bad place to be. At first, I was worried how he would react and if he would be able to trust his new teachers.

After his first week there, I worried no more. Matthew loved his new school and was excited about all the new things he would be learning. By the end of the first month at his new school, I could see many positive changes in Matthew. He was learning to read, spell, do simple math and his fine/gross motor skills were greatly improving.

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