Making the Most of The TEFL Lab’s PDF Support Materials

If you’ve been working with The TEFL Lab’s ready-to-teach lessons for any amount of time, you’ve probably seen a series of PDFs that are included in each module. What are they there for? We’ve included these handy PDF support materials as a way for you to have a deliverable to the learner that helps them […]

Tips for Teaching 1-on-1 Lessons

While it’s true that group class dynamics can require some special attention from a teacher, it’s equally true that a 1-on-1 class requires a strategic approach from the teacher. How are 1-on-1 classes different from group classes? Most group classes have a range of abilities, personalities, needs, and background knowledge. That makes for an interesting […]

The TEFL Lab’s B1 Curriculum Structure

If you’re anything like us, you’re hyped to hear that the B1 curriculum is ready to go straight into the classroom with you (right after you’ve checked the teacher notes, of course)! But if you’ve already taught with our A1 and A2 level materials, you’ll notice some differences in the B1 content. Here’s the rundown: […]

The TEFL Lab’s Guide to Teaching with Authentic Materials

If you’ve been in the classroom for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard from other teachers, your own teacher training, or other places that authentic material is a must for English language classes. But what actually counts as authentic material, and how can you use it effectively in the classroom? We’ve got you covered […]

Encouraging Learners to Use English Outside the Classroom

Most adults have a limited amount of time they can dedicate to studying English in a given week, and many of them take that time and try their best to spend it in synchronous classes with a teacher who can guide and correct them as needed. Once they’re out of class, however, life takes back […]

Choosing the Right Teaching Certificate to Start Your English Teaching Career

If you’ve decided to pursue EFL teaching but are unsure where to start when it comes to obtaining a teaching certificate, let us guide you with some tips we feel are missing in the sea of TEFL certificate advice out there. The thing we tell everyone entering this field: It’s important to first start thinking […]

Introducing: The TEFL Lab’s Glossary of Common Acronyms

Whether you’re brand new to the EFL career path or have been around for a while, there’s no denying the confusion that exists around the countless acronyms that plaster the lesson plans, job postings, certification courses, staff meetings, and social media posts that we encounter every day. Why do I need to learn what all […]

Introducing: The TEFL Lab’s Learner Needs Analysis

Most learners today have specific needs and, regardless of their level, want to feel that those needs are addressed in their English courses. That can sound daunting to a new EFL teacher, but have no fear! You can do quite a bit of customization for a learners needs even while working with our set curriculum. […]

Introducing: The TEFL Lab’s Level Assessment Tool

Part of having a great first class with a student is knowing where to start. Being able to teach students effectively and build rapport along the way lies in your ability to quickly discover what they already know and what they need to learn through your facilitation. When working with a school or institute, it’s […]

Introducing: The TEFL Lab’s Course Checkpoint Tool

Whether your course feels like a quick sprint or a year-long marathon, it’s important to check in with your learners every so often to see what their perception is of the course so far and if there are any new needs or interests that have arisen in their English learning journey. Sometimes it may feel […]

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