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At Athena Teacher Training we provide the Trinity CertTESOL course, which will qualify you to teach English as a foreign language (TEFL). The Trinity CertTEOSL is a leading industry qualification, which you can use to teach in British Council accredited schools around the world.

IELTS

Welcome back to the ETC blog. For any students and teachers reading this, you are probably familiar with the IELTS exam. If you’re not familiar with it, then check out this website. https://www.ielts.org/
In the speaking part of the exam you may be asked to talk about a place you once visited. If this happens, don’t […]

By |May 20th, 2019|John Kay's Blog|0 Comments

Making sense.

VISUAL: I’ll shed some light on the situation, my minds gone blank, the future looks rosy.

AUDITORY: That rings a bell, that strikes a chord, for whom the bell tolls, I’m all ears.

KINAESTHETIC: I’m falling to pieces, a pain in the neck, I’m under pressure, I’ve fallen in love.

OLFACTORY/GUSTATORY: I smell a rat, it’s a bit […]

By |May 13th, 2019|John Kay's Blog|0 Comments

Fun fact…

Welcome to May, the only month named after a modal auxiliary! (See blogs 8, 9, and 10, November 2017! Yes, we’ve been going that long!) Anyway, last week I promised you some sensory idioms to identify, so here they are. So, as before you have, five V, five A, and five K. However, this week […]

By |May 7th, 2019|John Kay's Blog|0 Comments

Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic.

Hope you had some fun separating the senses in last week’s task. J Let’s run through them:

VISUAL: I can picture that clearly, look at it this way, I take a dim view of that, what are you focusing on,

we see things the same way.

AUDITORY: I hear what you’re saying, it’s all Greek to me, I’ve […]

By |May 2nd, 2019|John Kay's Blog|0 Comments

V-A-K

Welcome back to the multi-sensory ETC blog. I hope you had a pleasant Easter Break and enjoyed the poem. Last week I mentioned how the senses are often represented in everyday English expressions. This week I’d like to set you a task which is related to this. Can you separate the following fifteen expressions into […]

By |April 24th, 2019|John Kay's Blog|0 Comments

Easter is coming…

I hope you enjoyed the spaghetti harvest. My class did. We’ve recently been looking at VAKOG, the NLP abbreviation for Visual, Auditory, Kinaesthetic, Olfactory and Gustatory. These of course focus on the senses: sight, sound, touch/feel, smell and taste. Although there are other senses, these five are often considered to be the primary ones. So […]

By |April 15th, 2019|John Kay's Blog|0 Comments

Sham 69!

Welcome to Blog 69. It makes me remember Sham 69! For the last couple of weeks we’ve been focusing on vocabulary and how challenging it can be to acquire new words. (‘Lexical ítems’, as we call them in the business). Today I want to focus a little more on the person who’s learning the language, […]

By |March 18th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Unbending

Welcome back real friends! (Not false ones, I trust!) So, I hope you enjoyed the poem and worked out some of the funnies. ‘A law suit’ is not the gown that a Judge wears in court and the word they were looking for wasn’t ‘toupee’ but ‘wig’. I also believe the oil men were ‘drilling’ […]

By |March 11th, 2019|John Kay's Blog|0 Comments

Job Opportunity!

LEC (Paris) seeks, an experienced, TEFL qualified, dynamic and engaging teacher of English for French language students visiting Bournemouth 12-23 July 2019. Position involves 3 hours class tuition, weekday mornings and assistance with afternoon activities and excursions. Candidate should be a native English speaker and should reside in the Bournemouth area.

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By |March 1st, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

A large deal… a big deal?

Looking back at last week’s blog and the example in the Cambridge Dictionary, it’s hardly surprising that learners sometimes find it all a bit challenging! However, if someone said ‘a strong frost’ to me, I think I’d know what they meant, wouldn’t I? Scott Thornbury in his ‘A to Z of EFL’ says that in […]

By |February 25th, 2019|John Kay's Blog|0 Comments