Become and English lecteur in France in 2017

English Lecteur Positions at French Universities 2017-2018

Teach English in France Welcome to the 2017-2018 list of English lecteur / lectrice and maître de langue positions at French universities! Read through this previous post about these English lecteur / lectrice positions in France for more information and the education requirements.  You can also check out last year’s job listings to get an idea of when most deadlines […]


Teach English in Spain as an Auxiliar de Conversacion 2017-18

Teach English in Spain as an Auxiliar de Conversación 2017-2018

Apply to teach English in Spain through the Auxiliar de Conversación program! Application available between January 9 and April 18, 2017. The application is now open to teach English in Spain or Andorra through the Spanish Ministry of Education. Auxiliares teach for 12 hours a week from October 1, 2017, to May 31, 2018, for a […]


Scandinavian Languages Compared - Learn Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Together

Scandinavian Languages Compared – Learn Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Together

Learn three Scandinavian languages together If you are studying a Scandinavian language, it is quite easy to learn other Scandinavian languages at the same time due to how closely related they are. Comparing the vocabulary among languages makes it easier to see the similarities and differences. I have recently updated the multilingual vocabulary lists to […]


Apply to the Teaching Assistant Program in France

English Teaching Assistant Program in France for 2017-2018

The application for the Teaching Assistant Program in France (TAPIF) for Americans and Canadians is now available at tapif.org The Teaching Assistant Program in France offers 7 month English teaching assistant positions at public schools in France or the DOM-TOMs. The only contract is October 1 to April 30. Applicants must be between the ages […]


Teach English in Latin America: Paid and Volunteer Programs

Teach English in Latin America: Paid and Volunteer Programs

  If you would like to teach English in Latin America so that you can improve your Spanish while getting teaching experience and living abroad, here are some official programs and options for native speakers of English: Get Paid to Teach English: If you’d like to teach English in Colombia, the English Teaching Fellowship offers placements in […]


Official Programs to Teach English in Europe

Official Programs to Teach English in Europe

Do you want to teach English in Europe? A few countries have official programs to bring in native English speakers to work as language assistants in the public school system. If you are currently an undergraduate student or have a BA and are under 30 years of age, then there are several programs to teach English […]


A Linguistic Analysis of Telenovela Spanish - What are the most frequent phrases in telenovelas?

A Very Informal Corpus Linguistic Analysis of Telenovela Spanish: Pasión y Poder

A Linguistic Analysis of Telenovela Spanish, or How this Nerdy Linguist Spent her Friday Night Ever since I discovered that Univision started including transcripts of their telenovelas online, I had been wanting to experiment with the free corpus linguistics software AntConc to analyze the most common phrases used in telenovela Spanish. I chose Pasión y Poder because it […]


Teaching and learning French with Buzzfeed

Teaching and learning French with Buzzfeed

If your students already use Buzzfeed to waste time online, make sure they know about the French language version so they can turn that wasted time into learning opportunities. Not only is French Buzzfeed useful for learning informal language, it is also useful for learning about cultural differences. Learning French language and culture with Buzzfeed […]


Mexican Slang I Learned By Binge-Watching Telenovelas

Mexican Slang I Learned By Binge-Watching Telenovelas: ¿Quién es Quién?

I’ve recently been binge-watching the Telemundo telenovela ¿Quién es Quién? to learn more Mexican slang. Comedic telenovelas often use tons of informal expressions and slang words compared to the more dramatic ones, but the characters also talk really fast so you’ll most likely need access to the subtitles and the internet to look up words in […]


French for Spanish Speakers Courses at California State University Long Beach

French for Spanish Speakers Courses at CSU Long Beach

Did you know that California State University at Long Beach offers French for Spanish speakers courses? They also offer similar courses in Italian for Spanish speakers that emphasize the similarities between these Romance languages. I haven’t heard of other universities (yet) that offer courses like this, though the University of Texas at Austin’s Portuguese courses usually […]