The Sexiest English Teachers in Spain Throw Down in this EFL Celebrity Deathmatch

It’s a debate that’s lighting up online forums all over Iberia. No, it’s not the referendum for Catalonian independence (although I guess that’s important, too). And no, it’s not

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Get your freak on with Venus O’Hara, Spain’s #1 sex blogger

I suppose every young writer has the same dream. I know I did, when I was younger, scribbling sonnets at 2 AM in my miserable suburban wasteland and

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Translating DOS-Speak: What your director of studies is really saying

Wanna know what your Director of Studies really means when he talks? You’re in the right place. So here goes… I guess you’re teaching English in Spain –

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How to Make Money as a Language School Owner: Pimping for Fun and Profit

What do an escort service and a language school have in common? More than you might imagine. For one thing, they both semi- or illegally employ a lot

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The English Chronicles: How to teach Beach and Bitch

ESL teaching is a lot of things to a lot of people. Endlessly repetitive, yet often quite entertaining. Not extremely lucrative, but probably better than slinging cappuccinos at

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Teaching English in Madrid: the TEFL Job Interview

Ready to start teaching English in Madrid? Imagine… You’re a fresh-faced, idealistic young English speaker, recently moved to Spain. You’re wearing your best pair of board shorts and

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Teacher Trainers Are Missing the Point

A lot of my students are non-native English teachers. Some of them have extremely high levels of English. And, I hate to say it, but some of them

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The 6 sweetest words in the English teacher’s vocabulary

Today there’s a Metro strike in Madrid, and I spent nearly two hours walking to class. I could have taken the Metro anyway, because the government mandates a

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Frank McCourt teaches English

One of my biggest pet peeves with educators is the idea that if you’re going to be a teacher, you need to be as boring and neutral as

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Conversation with an EFL Student … English minimal pairs

Student: Pardon me for just one minute, Daniel. I’m going to take a shit… (searches for word) Me: (Incredulous laughter.) Student: From the printer. (Exit.) Me: (Incredulous laughter.)

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