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Don Wills
I have been in the EFL game for 40 years, teaching in seven different countries. My book, "EFL minus the B.S." is due for release on Amazon in January 2013.
I have been in the EFL game for 40 years, teaching in seven different countries. My book, "EFL minus the B.S." is due for release on Amazon in January 2013.
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PEDOPHILIA -- THE SICK SIDE OF EFL
THE SICK SIDE OF EFL – PEDOPHILIA OK, someone’s gotta say it. Put
yourself in a pedophile’s shoes for a moment, (as stomach-turning as that may
be). You have already notched up a couple of child-sex convictions in England,
Canada, Germany, wherever. Your na...

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ENGLISH TEACHERS I HAVE MET
ENGLISH TEACHERS I HAVE MET In the
29 or so schools I have worked in, I must have met around… um… upwards of… oh,
a helluva lot of teachers.  Some good,
some bad, some indifferent. In this blog I’ll describe some of the worst ones.
(Admit it – you’d
be bore...

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LESSON PREPARATION
LESSON PREPARATION Every lesson
should be prepared beforehand. For every one hour in the classroom, expect to
spend half an hour’s preparation time. Fail to do this, and your lessons will
be disjointed, confused, and unsatisfactory. Well, that’s what the EF...

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ENGLISH TEACHERS I HAVE MET
ENGLISH TEACHERS I HAVE MET In the
29 or so schools I have worked in, I must have met around… um… upwards of… oh,
a helluva lot of teachers.  Some good,
some bad, some indifferent. In this blog I’ll describe some of the worst ones.
(Admit it – you’d
be bore...

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LIFE, LOVE AND WORK OVERSEAS
LIFE, LOVE & WORK OVERSEAS “Whether the weather is good, or whether the weather is
bad…” It’s an old, half-forgotten ditty from my childhood, but I’ve just got
home from a 30-minute motorbike ride in a tropical downpour, and weather is
very much on my mind....

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THIS AND THAT
THIS and THAT Here’s a run-down on what you’ll get when you buy EFL
minus the B.S. There’s a country-by-country breakdown on teaching in
all the Asian countries, and a vaguely alarming chapter on how many hoops you
need to jump through to secure work permit...

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PRONUNSHIATIN PROBLEMS
PRONUSHIATIN  PROBLEMS Some students can master correct pronunciation from the
kick-off, and some can’t, no matter how hard they try. The Indonesians call it
“having a thick tongue.” So, in this post I’ll address the problem of handling
cases of thick tongu...

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BECOME FLUENT IN A SECOND LANGUAGE IN JUST SIX MONTHS
BECOME
FLUENT IN A SECOND LANGUAGE IN SIX MONTHS Become
fluent in a new language in just six months. Uh huh?
That would be nice. It would cut down our hours as teachers considerably, but
it would also be the answer to many a language learner’s dreams come t...
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