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 […]

TipforTuesday – A little info into the different English Exams our Breadies take.

TipforTuesday – A little info into the different English Exams our Breadies take.

KET, PET, IELTS, TEFL, these names all sounds pretty similar and seeing one of them pop up in your session schedule for the first time can be at first a little alarming – just what is that exam? To save you a lot of time and research, this week’s #TipforTuesday is a break-down of all […]

Educational Theory of the Month – Growth Mindsets, Dweck

Educational Theory of the Month – Growth Mindsets, Dweck

The power of “yet” Carol Dweck You may have noticed in session how some Breadies bounce straight back from mistakes, whilst others close in on themselves and can’t seem to move on from the correction. This understanding of how people deal with mistakes and failure was the focus of Dr Carol Dweck and lead to […]

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 […]

Tip For Tuesday – What Sort of Headset Should I Use?

Tip For Tuesday – What Sort of Headset Should I Use?

What are the key elements of a successful online lesson? Of course, you’ve got a well-structured and interesting lesson plan, you’ve got a passionate teacher and a ready-to-learn student, and – importantly – the right technology to help you along. Clear audio technology means Breadies can fully hear your intonation, pronunciation and grammar use – […]

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 […]

Daylight Saving Time 2019

Daylight Saving Time 2019

Twice a year, the time in the UK changes by an hour causing widespread confusion and people moaning about losing an hours’ sleep. It is something that happens across the world on different days and at times, seems like a pointless activity. So, what exactly is Daylight Saving and how does it affect Buddies working at […]

Event of the Month – St Patrick’s Day

Event of the Month – St Patrick’s Day

People in the streets, green clovers falling from the sky, Guinness being passed around the crowd, it’s time for St Patrick’s Day! The day for the Patron Saint of Ireland is one celebrated not only on the Emerald Isle but around the UK and America. In this month’s newsletter we look at the history of […]

Tip for Tuesday – Time Management

Tip for Tuesday – Time Management

An important area in any part of the teaching profession is time management and this covers many areas of teaching. There is lesson planning which involves making sure a lesson runs on time and includes all of the aims for the lesson, reviewing at the end of sessions and doing this in a timely manner, […]