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Connecting English Teachers and Educators to Expert Resources, Motivational Tips and Organizational Hacks



I’m Sapna and I’m here to help! After I left the corporate world in 2011 to follow my passions, I decided to teach English, study for a Master’s at Oxford, travel, and move my busy life  to Barcelona. (You can read my story here)

The Teaching Cove is an organized, fun way to connect to expert resources. Are you an English teacher looking for classroom resources, or ways to motivate your students? Organizational life hacks to make your life simpler? The Teaching Cove is here to help you!

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5 Reasons To Use Roleplay In Your ESL Speaking Class Now

Have you ever used roleplay in your ESL class? Want to learn how? Whether you teach kids or adults, and especially if you teach younger children, roleplaying games can help you create authentic materials, run speaking classes your students will love and allow you to have fun teaching students of all ages…

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5 Fun & Innovative Ways To Teach Phrasal Verbs

Looking for fun ways to teach phrasal verbs? Are you an English native speaker, but struggle to explain or teach phrasal verbs to your students? Read this post for 5 fun ways to approach this difficult grammar topic!…

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How To Get Students Excited About Vocabulary Learning: 5 Creative Ideas

Want to get your students excited about vocabulary learning? Whether you teach English or ESL, new vocabulary can be a source of struggle. Here’s how to make it enjoyable! Read this blog post for 5 awesome tips, including a game idea for teaching new words to kids…


Motivational Monday: On How To Enjoy The Process

It can be so difficult to enjoy the journey, can’t it? Want inspirational tips on how to enjoy the process and experiences even when your goal seems far…?

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Motivational Monday: If It Shows Up Fast, Will It Last?- On Instant Gratification

Is a desire for instant gratification hindering productivity, or can it tune your focus? James Arthur Ray says “things that come fast rarely last; they never develop the depth of mastery”. Read this motivational post to find out more about instant gratification and delayed gratification, and how it can lead you to success…

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Motivational Monday: Eternally At Peace – On A Sense of Mental Calm

Looking for a sense of mental calm? Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love) has the wondeful idea that “within all of us…exists a self who is eternally at peace”. Want some tips to find your inner calm? Read on…

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5 Great Tips To Teach English Online Effectively

Thinking of teaching online? Want to see if you can teach online to bring in a little extra income, or start a new career from the comfort of your home? Read on for 5 top tips to make your online teaching the best it can be!…

How To Set SMART Goals With Your Students (Lesson Planning Trick)

Want lesson planning tricks for your class or tutoring students? Learn how to set goals with them and guide your lesson planning to make it efficient, fun and effective! Read on…

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3 Ways To Make Grammar Fun: Teach With Songs

Do you teach English or ESL using songs? Check out 3 ways to use songs to make grammar fun in your classroom or tutoring session!

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