IQTEFL

IQTEFL

It is here! The course you’ve all been waiting for: IQTEFL is complete and in the final stages of accreditation ready for launching in the next few weeks. The IQTEFL is a 120-hours course that will be available to learners worldwide who would like to achieve a recognised, accredited qualification that demonstrates that they are […]

Effects of Music on Second Language Acquisition

Effects of Music on Second Language Acquisition

Teachers often use music in the classroom to help students acquire their second language. Music can help students grasp what they are learning and understand topics and pronunciation through repetition and engagement. It has been studied in classrooms and has been reported as helpful for second language learners in acquiring vocabulary and grammar, improving spelling, […]

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence is an important element in people’s well-being and is being seen as an increasingly important life skill that helps us achieve in education and work. Studies have shown that people with high emotional intelligence often succeed further in life than those with a high IQ. Gardner’s study of multiple intelligences highlighted intra- and […]

The Wonderful World of Non-Fiction

The Wonderful World of Non-Fiction

When you think of non-fiction books, what do you imagine? Textbooks? There is so much more to this genre than the kind of books you see everyday in school! As November is Non-Fiction Month, we have made it our goal to bring you The Wonderful World of Non-Fiction! This blog will give you ideas about […]

The Stress Bucket

The Stress Bucket

Every single person on the planet has felt stressed at one point in their lives. It is an incredibly common and a natural response, but it can be difficult to describe exactly what it is. We commonly say things like “this is stressful” or “I’m stressed” but this feeling can be very different from person […]

A History of Halloween from Samhain to Covid

A History of Halloween from Samhain to Covid

Whatever you think of it, Halloween is firmly a part of British culture and has been for a very long time. It is deeply rooted in the British Isles originating from ancient Celtic harvest festivals, particularly the Gaelic festival Samhain (pronounced Sow[rhymes with cow]-Inn). Samhain is actually the Irish Gaelic word for November. Samhain to […]

Exam Preparation

Exam Preparation

A2 Key for Schools and B1 Preliminary for Schools A2 Key for Schools and B1 Preliminary for Schools are two very popular Cambridge exams specifically designed for school-age learners. These exams help learners gain confidence to communicate in real-life situations. To provide better alignment between the exams helping students progress step-by-step, Cambridge has updated these […]

Dyslexia – Myths and Facts

Dyslexia – Myths and Facts

Dyslexia is one of the world’s most common learning differences. Some studies estimate that as many as 1 in 5 people have a degree of it, so the chances of you knowing someone with it is extremely high. Although different cultures treat learning differences with varying degrees of recognition, the fact is that dyslexia does […]

World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day

What does it mean to be a teacher? In this blog, for World Teachers’ Day, we reflect and share some of our Buddies thoughts.  World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is a celebration held on 5th October. It has been an annual event since 1994 to commemorate the signing of the UNESCO/ILO […]

UK National Poetry Day

UK National Poetry Day

Poetry is the clear expression of mixed feelings. – W.H. Auden The Power of Poetry Poetry is a kind of alchemy. It has this unique ability to take the complex, messy, joyful, painful thoughts and feelings that we all experience as human beings, and crystallise them down into ink on a page. These lines and […]