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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

A Whole New World: Working from Home

A Whole New World: Working from Home

Since Coronavirus (COVID-19) has come crashing into everyone’s lives like Miley Cyrus and her wrecking ball, we have all had to adjust to a new way of living. Gone are the days of packing yourself into a train carriage, trying your best not to resemble a Sardine on your daily commute. No more water cooler […]

Keeping Up Appearances – Discovering Your Teaching Persona

Keeping Up Appearances – Discovering Your Teaching Persona

The great 20th-century poet T.S. Eliot put it perfectly. ‘Prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet.’ This sums up the teaching profession brilliantly – when we teach, who really are we? What kind of masks do we wear?  Your teaching persona can make a huge difference to the way you are perceived […]

Be Patient. Enjoy the Ride!

Be Patient. Enjoy the Ride!

I wish someone had told me this when I had joined IQBar. Enjoy the ride, the destination will always be there waiting for you. In my previous blog, I mentioned how I had found IQBar. Or let me rephrase; how I struggled with other companies before finding IQBar. ‘Be patient and enjoy the ride’ also applies to […]

Midweek Refresh – Lesson Structure

Midweek Refresh – Lesson Structure

When you only have a half an hour (or twenty five minute) slot for teaching, making sure you keep to a tight deadline and structure becomes fundamentally important! At IQBar, we’ve developed a structure that we think helps to keep Breadies engaged, give them time to reflect, and also time to relax and have fun […]