EF Teacher Zone
Ideas, tips, and tools for language teachers around the world.
MenuVisit EF Teacher Zone

Life as a teacher

49 articles
Here’s how to get out of a teaching rut
4 min read 4 min

Sometimes, despite the best intentions, our teaching becomes a little lacklustre. The causes are var...

Nail that job: how to prepare for an interview over Skype
4 min read 4 min

Conducting job interviews over Skype is fast becoming more standard, especially for large companies ...

18 ways to ace your parent-teacher conferences
4 min read 4 min

Parent-teacher conference season is usually nervewracking for everyone. After all, in these short ti...

The A-Z of self-care for teachers: 26 tips to use today
6 min read 6 min

There are days where your lesson flops, headaches abound, you miss the bus, fight with a loved one, ...

15 must-remember tips for new language teachers
4 min read 4 min

Whether working in the Northern or Southern hemisphere, there’s one thing the teaching community has...

Here’s how to smash Monday morning blues
3 min read 3 min

Sunday night jitters in the last hours of the evening followed by a less than smiling start to the w...

More time management tips (from teachers who are rocking it!)
4 min read 4 min

Teaching: a constant balancing act between students’ needs, curricular requirements, greater institu...

How to avoid hitting the end-of-semester wall: 10 tips
4 min read 4 min

The new year has faded into just “the” year, marking and planning has taken its toll, there’s always...

Seven end-of-year steps to get into vacation mode
3 min read 3 min

As prepared as we may feel at some times of the year, there are certain other months that come as if...

Teaching in Chad was surprising. Here’s why (part 1)
5 min read 5 min

Teaching is a passion, they said,Teaching is a skill, they taught,But teaching must come from within...

6 reasons to consider traveling overseas with your students
4 min read 4 min

Does the idea of shepherding your class throughout international customs (and coming out of it in on...

10 reasons to go on a ’smart’ spring break
3 min read 3 min

If you’re a young teacher in today’s fast-paced world, you know that work doesn’t stop at the end of...