What next for “Auxiliares de conversación”

Are you currently teaching as an “Auxiliar de conversación” in Spain? Would you like to stay in Spain next year? Or would you like to spend time living and working in another country? Are you passionate about teaching? Have you thought about a career in TEFL? And would you like to enjoy the summer in […] Continue Reading →

Feedback Friday!

Here Ruth, a trainee from the summer 2015, shares her experiences of the Trinity Certificate in TESOL course at Active Language, Cádiz. She writes about how she got here and the choices she was faced with, about Cádiz and about the course itself. Anybody with the right qualifications and motivations can apply for the course, […] Continue Reading →

Want to use your languages every day?

Like many of the other people, I felt too busy during my final year of Modern Languages (French, Spanish and Portuguese) to even consider going to careers or recruitment events  – my first piece of advice however is “You’re not too busy!”  I really wish I had taken advantage of that wonderful resource! If, however, […] Continue Reading →

Tutor Talk

In this video T, one of the tutors on the Trinity Certificate in TESOL courses in Cádiz, talks about pronunciation. More specifically she talks about the Shwa, like her, it’s never stressed!:-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Elbjs5AYKw Continue Reading →

3 reasons why Spain needs qualified English teachers NOW!

It may seem counterintuitive that a country known for its recent economic difficulties and high levels of unemployment would be recruiting more English teachers than ever before – but the economic crisis is the first of three reasons why this is happening. Listing English as a basic requirement for any job divides the number of […] Continue Reading →

What do graduates say about us?

Why should you train to teach English on the Trinity Certificate in TESOL course at Active Language, Cádiz? From the feedback we get from graduates, one of the key things is the quality tutors. People have been saying the same since we started providing the courses in 2005, over 10 years of dedication, inspiration and motivation […] Continue Reading →

Welcome to the Jungle (Revisited)

This piece relates to my previous post about TEFL del Sur and it should also make sense if considered individually. Most of us from Active Language, Cadiz, went to the 2014 Annual ACEIA Conference held in Seville. ACEIA is the Andalusian association of language schools. The conference is just one day and packs a pretty weighty punch. I’ve been lucky enough to attend the conference for the last 14 years and have seen it grow in size and scope as well as in it’s professionalism and quality. It’s a great day of full-on TEFLing. It’s also great to feel... Continue Reading →

Simon Pearlman, Director at Active Language

Welcome to the Jungle

I love TEFL del Sur. A teachers’ organization organized by teachers for teachers with no marketing angle, no sales pitch; professional development pure and simple. I’ve been to many excellent sessions at conferences where the ideas are beautiful but I’m often left wondering, would it work in my less than perfect classes? I wanted to get in to the difficulties of working with primary classes to lay bare some of the challenges and to share some possible solutions. Above all, I believe that... Continue Reading →

Simon Pearlman, Director at Active Language