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Erin Walton

Erin is a writer and translator with experience teaching English in general and exam preparation settings. She lives in Chile and can usually be found above a keyboard, halfway through a book, or under the influence of too much caffeine.

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11 (more) tips to encourage unmotivated students
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If you’re struggling with ideas to motivate a discouraged student or learner who can’t see the progr...

Help prepare your students to study abroad: 8 tips
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Preparing to study overseas is an exciting time for any student when expectations, questions, and ne...

Daily mindfulness for students: 6 activities
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At a time when school and home pressures mean it’s not uncommon to see signs of stress amongst stude...

How to avoid hitting the end-of-semester wall: 10 tips
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The new year has faded into just “the” year, marking and planning has taken its toll, there’s always...

11 go-to Halloween games and activities
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Hands up who secretly loves this time of year? Whether your students are Halloween fans or total new...

Seven end-of-year steps to get into vacation mode
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As prepared as we may feel at some times of the year, there are certain other months that come as if...

4 tips to (immediately!) improve your boardwork
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As much a part of the classroom as the teacher and students themselves, the whiteboard is where a gr...

6 reasons to consider traveling overseas with your students
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Does the idea of shepherding your class throughout international customs (and coming out of it in on...

Want to teach in Australia? Consider this
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Sunny, check. International airports, check. Good coffee, check. Add in close travel proximity to As...

How (and why) to leave work at school
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How many evenings and precious weekends do you spend revisiting classes, ruminating over conversatio...

Why studying abroad is the best way to cement language skills
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Studying abroad has long been touted as one of the best ways to improve language skills, consolidate...

What to look for when choosing a TEFL course
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These days it’s no longer possible to be a native English speaker, complete a weekend course, and wa...