Incidental Language

Incidental Language

Incidental language are those extra words and idioms used in a conversation that may be normal to us but can be difficult for Breadies to follow. It can sometimes be useful for higher levels as it is a natural part of conversation that can allow Breadies to pick up extra vocabulary and a more natural […]

The effective online classroom: 7 tips for engaging Breadies online.

The effective online classroom: 7 tips for engaging Breadies online.

Building an effective interactive classroom is one of the biggest challenges that all online educators face. How do we breach the digital divide, and create an interactive, proactive and unique learning environment tailored to meet the needs of every Bready, consistently lesson after lesson? According to Faculty Focus.com, elearningindustry.com and various subject matter experts including […]

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 […]

Tip for Tuesday: Writing a good review after a Taster session

An amazing Taster session shows the ability of the Buddy (teacher) to articulate and teach the lesson to someone who wants to study at IQBar. However, we often forget that an extraordinary Taster review is just as important as the session itself. It contributes to the decision-making process of the students who want to join […]

How To Reduce Incidental Language Whilst Teaching Lower Levels

How To Reduce Incidental Language Whilst Teaching Lower Levels

Incidental language- those extra words that are not really part of the lesson when learning English or any foreign language. As native speakers, we are so used to speaking with so many extra words and jargons and it comes off naturally.  However, it can be difficult for our lower-level Breadies learning English and in turn […]

Key Tips for Beginner Buddies

Key Tips for Beginner Buddies

Pretty soon after teaching my first online lesson I realised there is quite a lot to consider. Online teaching is a lot like standard classroom teaching as it comes with a number of challenges and struggles. I learnt that I needed to adapt rather quickly and definitely had to brush up on quite a few […]

Preparing to Teach Online for the First Time

Preparing to Teach Online for the First Time

Written by Rose Lombard, a current Buddy at IQBar Online teaching is one of those topics that sound quite daunting at first, well; at least it did to me. I am an introvert, so this seemed like something very scary for me to do. It’s the fear of the unknown I guess, but boy am […]

What are China’s new regulations on online learning and how do they apply to you?

What are China’s new regulations on online learning and how do they apply to you?

Due to China’s new regulations on extra-curricular English schools, all online tutors are now required by law to have a TEFL qualification. The online education sector in China is booming, with figures suggesting a 15% increase in users annually. In a study back in 2014, it was suggested 78 million people across China were accessing […]

Easy Prop Ideas

Easy Prop Ideas

Life as a new Buddy – Laura Explains the Training Process

Life as a new Buddy – Laura Explains the Training Process

Although I have taught in a traditional classroom for a number of years, teaching online via a video-based platform was a new experience for me (and quite an intimidating prospect at that!). I had absolutely no idea what to expect, and no idea of what would be expected of me in return! With IQBar, however, […]