Author Archives: Fran Austin

About Fran Austin

Fran has been an EFL teacher since 2005 and joined the Oxford TEFL team in 2011. She is qualified in Trinity Cert. TESOL, Trinity Dip. TESOL and has a Diploma in Educational Management. As well as being the TESOL Coordinator at Oxford TEFL When she arrived in Barcelona she never planned to stay, but the city got its grip on her soon enough and she still loves the lifestyle and culture of this wonderful city.

Classroom management in a changing environment

Classroom management Oxford TEFL Barcelona is moving to new premises, which has given us a chance to think about classroom management, and the environment and resources we want the school to have, within the restrictions of space and budget. And … Continue reading

Free teacher development workshops, Barcelona

Free teacher development workshops open to all teachers working in and around Barcelona who are interested in professional development, want to get some good teaching ideas or would like to meet and share experiences with colleagues from other schools. Fridays: Session … Continue reading

Oxford TEFL Barcelona expanding to new location

Oxford TEFL in Barcelona is moving to a new location, where there is more space for trainees & teachers. Continue reading

How to become a TEFL teacher in Barcelona

Most of us already know that Barcelona is a Mecca for TEFL teachers. But does teaching English as a foreign language here really pay-off? For those thinking about taking the leap, Fran Austin presents a step-by-step guide to becoming a TEFL teacher in Barcelona. Continue reading

Can Facebook help language learners?

Can Facebook be educational? Can teachers use it? Can English teachers use Facebook as a way of helping language learners? Fran Austin looks at the language learning possibilities offered by this popular social network. Continue reading