A common mistake most TEFL teachers do while in the classroom is taking lessons and talking about topics that have no relevance or connection with the students. They follow a set curriculum, often prepared by someone else in some other country, which although beneficial and enriching in theory does not resonate with the students. And when you've got students who have no purpose or engagement in the class except for learning the language, you'd find very few who'd strive for excellence.
TEFL Madrid BLOG
In this video our Director of studies Brooks take us for a tour around Madrid. As he explains trending places to hang out in Madrid. The city of Madrid is renowned for its bustling nightlife and it's rightly called as the most lively city in the continent. Whether it's the clubs, pubs, restaurants or sporting event, Madrid has something for everybody and you'd be hard-pressed to stay still for even a single day; there's just something to do all the time.
A war is coming! What can you do?
Remember world war 1? It took just a small assassination of a prince from an insignificant country to change history. Now we got massive egos of so called strong men such as Donald Trump, Vladamir Putin, Kim Jong In, Chinese Communist party et al indulging in a show of masculinity.
Then there's the never ending saga of Islamic State and it's rabid militants on their perpetual quest of killing infidels, beheading modernity and destroying everything that stands in contrast to their warped ideology.
So you've moved to the bustling city of Madrid to follow your TEFL certificate and have enrolled into a reputed institute, or maybe even got a good enough job to support yourself; can there be better news? but wait a minute out there. Surely you can't keep shelling out a fortune for hotels and couch surfing doesn't sound so appealing after 8 days straight on the sofa.
Alright, so you've set your eyes on the beautiful Spanish coast and decided to spend the rest of your life frolicking in the beaches and working as a TEFL teacher to earn your living. But hold your horses just a minute though.
If you haven't been paying attention to the news lately, North Korea has been testing it's nuclear missiles and have sent out videos threatening annihilation of the United States of America. Now while some may say that this is all empty talk, like a million threats over the years, this crazed communist country has never been closer to creating a potent missile to strike USA before. And the threats back then were more indirect pleas for aid and assistance to feed a starving population.
In this episode, Nolan talks about his personal experience as a TEFL certified teacher in Spain.
Loneliness is an inevitable byproduct of moving to a new country and you ought to get used to spending Saturday nights with a pizza and reruns of friends, big bang theory and what not.
Or that's at least what most people think would be the likely scenario when making a decision with regards to relocating to a foreign country. Now while such a situation is certainly not uncommon, you don't have to be boxed into such a binary model of a hermit's life.