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.

My TEFL career path: course director on the Trinity Dip TESOL course

I started out as a TEFL teacher thinking I’ll do this for a year or two and then get a real job. Almost 15 years later, I’m still Tefling. Continue reading

7 Tips for new EFL teachers

A guest post by Billie Haase Billie is a teacher and trainer in Oxford House Barcelona. She has an MA in Communication Research and Phonetics and a PGCE in primary education. She also has the Trinity Diploma in TESOL  and … Continue reading

The LEVELS Conference, ILC IH Brno Teacher Training Centre

On October 12th 2013, I went to Brno for The LEVELS Conference. The theme was mixed ability and differentiation for young learners and adults. Continue reading

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