Rapport, a Paramount Tool for Your Classroom

Have you ever heard about rapport? If not, after reading this text you will never forget about this meaningful word. Rapport illustrates the idea of an interpersonal relationship in which you can relate to other people in communication. In other words, we may define rapport as harmony, empathy, and connection between teacher and student in … Continue reading Rapport, a Paramount Tool for Your Classroom

The Importance of Keeping Classroom Notes

We have all had that time when we planned a lesson and thought to ourselves it would be a fantastic class, with students working around, discussing and very excited about the subject. However, it turns out that it does not quite work out as we had imagined and sometimes we may feel frustrated about it. … Continue reading The Importance of Keeping Classroom Notes

Teaching in a Multilevel Classroom

As teachers, we are continually trying to achieve the best results with our students on the matter of improving their four skills in the second or foreign language. Thus, a right way of doing it is to get closer to your students and understand what their goals are, and why they decided to learn a … Continue reading Teaching in a Multilevel Classroom

To Use L1, or Not To Use It, That Is the Question!

First of all, we need to systematize the definition of L1 and L2. When we are born, regardless of the location, we learn to use the language which surrounds us in our routine. We call such a language mother tongue, first language or L1. However, if you have any interest in learning another language, using … Continue reading To Use L1, or Not To Use It, That Is the Question!

Why Do We Become Teachers?

Have you ever stopped to think about why you have decided to become a teacher? Or when had that idea come to your mind? You may say, “It was when I was in school, and I enjoyed helping colleagues with their lessons,” or “I had this amazing teacher who inspired me,” the point is, each … Continue reading Why Do We Become Teachers?

The Challenges of Being an EFL Teacher in Brazil (and the Joys)

by Henrick Oprea, BRAZ-TESOL President "Being a teacher," they say, "is not something that will allow you to make a living." This is probably a sentence that many teachers (not, this is not only said to English teachers) have heard when they announced to the world that they wanted to work in education as teachers. … Continue reading The Challenges of Being an EFL Teacher in Brazil (and the Joys)