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Good Habits

Good Habits

Making Language Learning a Habit   As an EFL teacher, my students often ask me how they can advance their learning because they want to feel like they’re getting better at English. Of course, nothing can replace the high-quality and personalized instruction…

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2020: Lessons Learned

2020: Lessons Learned

What 2020 Has Taught Us About Teaching EFL   The year that felt like it would never end is down to two remaining weeks on the calendar. As much as we may want to put 2020 behind us as quickly as possible and look ahead to a fresh new year in 2021, we…

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Teacher Self-Care

Teacher Self-Care

This year has been very full and has felt very long, but believe it or not, the holiday season is nearly upon us, which is a signal that the light at the end of this year’s tunnel is in sight. But being a good EFL teacher requires us to stay attentive,…

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Coping with Covid-19 as an ESL/EFL Teacher

Coping with Covid-19 as an ESL/EFL Teacher

  “Unprecedented” and “COVID-anything” are probably words that feel a bit worn out at this point in the year, but each day still never ceases to surprise me with what new twist is presented. As we are now well into the new academic year, here at Via…

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Teaching Online - Part 2!

Teaching Online - Part 2!

    Teaching Online: Some Tips and Tricks   As you know, being able to teach online is a situation EFL teachers can anticipate encountering these days. At Via Lingua, we offer guidance and support to our trainees in preparation to teach in a variety…

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Teaching Online

Teaching Online

    Teaching Online: The Good and the Bad During this new season of COVID-19, many English teachers have joined ranks with all types of educators around the world and are suddenly transitioning to teaching online. At Via Lingua, we are also navigating…

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Teaching with Global Competency

Teaching with Global Competency

  As an English teacher, your title implies that you will set your students up with the English knowledge they need and facilitate the practice that will help them achieve whatever their goals may be. And while that is happening, you will find yourself…

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Different Cultures United by a Common Language

Different Cultures United by a Common Language

      One aspect that makes a TEFL course really unique each month is where in the world each of our trainees comes from. Many trainees make their way here to Florence from the United States, Canada, Ireland, Scotland, and even as far as Australia,…

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What's your passion?

What's your passion?

    “What’s your passion?” This is a genuine and seriously reflective question that could be the starting point for some important decision making about the future. To such a great question, my personal response often comes out as a very impassioned,…

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What does "fluency" really mean?

  How many times have you heard someone say “I’m fluent in X language”? If you study a language you have also probably been asked if you are fluent in that language countless times. When it comes to these types of questions, people seem to equate language…

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