Here in the Marxist TEFL group we believe English, in itself, is not imperialism and that learning another language can and should be an option for all. Not surprisingly, however, as the dominant ideas in every epoch are the dominant ideas of the ruling class, TEFL has become an instrument of subjugation and inequality. A justification for class society and imperial conquest. Here in our small marxist current we want to defend this simple proposition, give heart to socialists working in the industry or taking classes. We want to differentiate ourselves from the career marxists or obfuscators that inhabit the dark corridors of corporate academia, who dismiss tefl workers as “imperialist stormtroopers” whilst themselves working for the most lucrative and pernicious arm of the TEFL industry. Our current is the voice of the oppressed and exploited, a current fighting back against inequality and imperialism in language teaching.
Six Things is a collection of miscellany from the world of English Language Teaching. At this blog you’ll find a whole bunch of stuff: reflections about language and language teaching methodology, teaching ideas, information about English language teaching in different countries and perhaps the occasional polemic.
Welcome to the TEFL Blacklist. And, yes - it's black! In fact, this blog is for all you angry EFL teachers out there - and I know there must be a good number of you! If you've suffered at the hands of a rogue employer, a dodgy DoS, or a pain-in-the-arse Principal, then this is your chance to get your own back.
I'm a CELTA qualified English language teacher. I teach English as a second language with ICT and write/co-author EFL teaching materials, amongst other things. I also run a free English language website.
This site is dedicated to discussions and reflections on the use of Weblogs, wikis, RSS, audiocasts and other Read/Write Web related technologies in the K-12 realm, technologies that are transforming classrooms around the world.
This hot new web log is designed specifically for those in the English language arena that tries to fill an overtly obvious gap between the pre-existing English language blogs by offering a much more comprehensive (and controversial) approach. In its introductory post, the "English-Blog" promises to be "smart, savvy, witty and sometimes funny" by taking on the field of teaching the English language as a whole. While still keeping one foot in the TESL door, it carefully examines other great areas of the English discipline such as composition, literature, rhetoric, linguistics, education and theory.