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Bren Brennan

About Bren Brennan

Bren initially trained here at SGI and then joined the staff in 2005. Since 2006, he has taught abroad in Budapest, Berlin and now at Mondragon University in Spain. He returns to teach at SGI London every summer and completed the SGI Trinity DipTESOL in 2011. He also regularly writes posts for students here.

Volunteer English teachers needed in France

Dunkirk Adult Learning Centre is known in the camp as a lively and safe place to learn. It’s a great place to volunteer as an English teacher. The Centre provides a programme of learning relevant to refugees in the camp … Continue reading

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TEFL how to record student improvement objectively

A big problem in Teaching English as a foreign language is recording/proving/stating how a student has achieved improvement in their language output in an objective manner. It is often the case that a teacher can say to a student/their students, … Continue reading

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Business English no-plan TEFL lesson plan

Normally, I plan all my lessons that I teach. I always try to review the students’ language output (corrections, pronunciation and ‘good stuff’) from the previous lesson at the start of a class, through the use of my ‘language review … Continue reading

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