Daylight Saving Time 2020 – How will it affect Buddies?

Daylight Saving Time 2020 – How will it affect Buddies?

Please be aware that the clocks will be changing towards the end of the month. On Sunday 29th March at 1am, the UK clocks will go forward by 1 hour.  What is Daylight Saving Time?  Twice a year the UK takes part in Daylight Saving, where the time changes by one hour, and every year […]

50-Word Story Competition

50-Word Story Competition

To celebrate the 60th Birthday of Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham on 2nd March 2020 we decided to hold a 50 Word Story competition The competition was simple. Create a 50-word story and the top 5 would be posted in our blog The response was fantastic and we received many great stories Before we announce the […]

Who to Contact?

Who to Contact?

Not sure who to contact with a query, update or issue? Fear not! We’ve compiled a list of all the useful contacts to help you locate the right person for you. breadyreassessment@iqbar.co.uk – use this email address if you feel that a Bready is not on the correct level in normal sessions breadyreview@iqbar.co.uk – if […]

IQBar’s New Classroom

IQBar’s New Classroom

From 5pm (UK time) today, Sunday the 21st of July, IQBar will be launching its new classroom! The new system works similarly to our old classroom, but with a number of upgrades and new features that makes teaching on the platform just that little bit more efficient and fun! So what are the changes and […]

What are ‘Breadies’ and ‘Buddies’

What are ‘Breadies’ and ‘Buddies’

One of the first things one may notice when joining IQBar is the interesting names given to the students and teachers, ‘Breadies’ and ‘Buddies. The answer as to why these are the names cannot be found in the FAQ or the welcome pack so we decided it was high time to ask our CEO Helen […]

What Does Being TEFL Certified Mean?

What Does Being TEFL Certified Mean?

If you are anything like me, you would also be wondering what a TEFL certification actually means. When I embarked on my journey towards achieving my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, I frequently crossed paths with the phrase ‘TEFL certification’. At the time of my studies, a bunch of people I knew where getting ready […]

What’s the Deal With the Bready Seminars?

What’s the Deal With the Bready Seminars?

Got a double booking with a Bready named ‘Bready Seminar’ recently? Relax, there’s no need to fret. All it means that you’ve been chosen to conduct a Bready Seminar. Let’s run through your accomplishments since joining IQBar: You’ve obtained your TEFL certification; You’ve passed the interview stage; You’ve taught a lesson or two and you’re […]

New Cambridge Courses on Offer!

New Cambridge Courses on Offer!

We are pleased to announce more Cambridge courses are now on offer for contracted Buddies! See below for the list of the new courses on offer. We have added a number of two hour courses for those who would like to take courses but have limited time. 20h courses – exam prep: – IELTS – […]

What is Loadshedding and How Can we Cope?

What is Loadshedding and How Can we Cope?

LOADSHEDDING: An action to reduce the load on something, especially the interruption of an electricity supply to avoid excessive load on the generating plant. The dreaded loadshedding, striking anxiety in the hearts of South African Buddies. It is a constant source of worry about teaching schedules and power. It can be overcome however, there are […]

Write for us!

Write for us!

Do you have a penchant for writing? Is there something you feel you’ve got to share, either about your experience as a Buddy or any advice you have for other Buddies? Let us know! We’re always looking for contributions for the blog.  The best part? Any Buddy who writes a blog post over 800 words […]