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 […]

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 […]

Teacher Talk Time

Teacher Talk Time

As ESL teachers following the immersive method, we have 3 main goals when helping our students learn English: 1. To help our students reach their language goals Being more skilled in speaking will in turn help our students become better readers and writers. Overall, they will be better at communicating in all areas in their […]

British Food Fortnight

British Food Fortnight

Food festivals happen all year round in the UK, a major one being British Food Fortnight which takes place each year from the 19th September to 4th October. Briefly, it’s a competition that celebrates and supports local food producers and communities. It was founded by Alexia Robinson in 2002 to bring together all of the […]

Blended Learning

Blended Learning

You may have heard the phrase ‘blended learning’ in recent meetings and seminars. Do you know what it means? Hopefully, this blog will clear up any confusion! If it doesn’t then feel free to e-mail academic@iqbar.co.uk with any questions or comments you may have. Blended learning is an approach to education that combines self-directed online […]