Using Tricider to spark conversation in the ESL classroom.

Last weekend, I had the pleasure of presenting at the 2019 BC TEAL conference, working together with a friend and former colleague to deliver a short presentation around a website called Tricider, which helps to boost debate, conversation and engagement among students in English classes. Not only can students write their own responses, but also …

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Can I teach even if I am not a native English speaker?

As I've explained in previous articles, there are now so many different ways to teach, both online and in the physical classroom. Even if you are not a native English speaker, and even if you want to teach a language other than English, there are so many options available to you! Many potential teachers are …

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Teaching on italki | 1 Year on… | Still worth it? |

So, about a year back I started teaching on italki, having first researched a wide range of online teaching websites, all with various promises, claims and flashy adverts. However, after digging down further, I settled on italki and haven't looked back since. Why? Well here's why... Preface: I should preface this post by saying that …

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