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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: 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

  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

      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?” 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…

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Why you should learn the local language...

          While an EFL teacher can get started without knowing the local language of the country they are teaching in, not knowing it will eventually present its limitations.  As someone who has experienced moving abroad and teaching English, I…

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6 Key Strategies for Success

    TEFL courses like the one at Via Lingua are rewarding yet challenging, and you WILL succeed if you follow a few key guidelines:   1. Know the course curriculum, daily class hours, and expectations. Legitimate, well-accredited TEFL courses are …

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Grow with Your TEFL Course

Let your TEFL course take you out of your comfort zone, into a new field and to a new land. Let it push you to new heights and to new accomplishments. For our trainees who are just out of college, let it show you the world of opportunities there are for…

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How to Learn and Absorb Grammar

How to Learn and Absorb English Grammar in your TEFL Course:   If you are anything like many of our TEFL trainees at Via Lingua you might not have studied English grammar since primary school! Most trainees on day 1 of the course tell us:    “I know…

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