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 Wonderful World of Non-Fiction

The Wonderful World of Non-Fiction

When you think of non-fiction books, what do you imagine? Textbooks? There is so much more to this genre than the kind of books you see everyday in school! As November is Non-Fiction Month, we have made it our goal to bring you The Wonderful World of Non-Fiction! This blog will give you ideas about […]

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 […]

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 […]

Roald Dahl Day

Roald Dahl Day

Spy, fighter pilot, celebrated writer. Who could be in possession such an extensive resume, but Roald Dahl? Author of such beloved children’s books as Matilda, James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and many more, Dahl’s enchanting, funny, whimsical tales have been adored by children worldwide for decades. Each year, Roald Dahl Day […]

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 […]

5 Ways To Improve Your Reviews

5 Ways To Improve Your Reviews

Today, I’m going to teach you how to play a C major chord on the guitar. With the index finger on your left hand, press down the second thinnest string at the first metal fret. Then with your middle finger, the fourth thinnest at the second fret, and finally, with your ring finger, the second […]