Pedagogy (TESOL/TEFL Strategies & Methodology)

Learn about the latest pedagogy for TEFL/TESOL from the experts. Stay up-to-date with the latest teaching trends and learn how to be the most effective English teacher you can be. We’ll show you how to manage large ESL classrooms, effectively use ESL games and activities to engage your students, teach English with limited resources, and other hot topics. ELT pedagogy is constantly evolving so ensure you have the latest information so you succeed in your teaching goals.

Strategies for Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners

Top Strategies for Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners

Teaching grammar is an essential aspect of your role as a language teacher. Your students rely on you to provide them with the tools necessary to engage in conversations with others, and grammatical structures take up much of the linguistic toolbox. But teaching English grammar can seem like a daunting task, perhaps even a little […]

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instructional and curricular design in ESL/EFL

Instructional and Curricular Design in ESL/EFL

There’s no doubt that, as an English teacher, you want to help your students achieve their goals for learning English, but how can you make sure that your lesson materials and methods will work towards students’ specific needs? One key to tailoring your ESL courses is using instructional and curriculum design, which is also a […]

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reflective teaching

What Is Reflective Teaching and Why Is It Important?

If you feel that your teaching is becoming a bit stale or you’re unsure of a lesson’s effectiveness, reflective teaching is the best way to regain your confidence and interest in ESL education. Let’s take a closer look at what reflective teaching entails, why it’s important, and how you can implement reflective practices in your […]

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Benefits of Micro Credentials

Further Your Career by Upskilling With TEFL/TESOL Micro-Credentials

If you’re already teaching English or perhaps waiting to get hired with your shiny, new TEFL certificate, now is the perfect time to take TEFL/TESOL Micro-Credentials. These short, topical Bridge courses are 100% online. The benefits of Micro-credentials for TEFL/TESOL are big, and you can upgrade at any time to earn verifiable certification and digital badges to […]

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Teaching Business English lesson plans

6 Teaching Business English Lesson Plans for All Learner Levels

From learning corporate terms to mastering expressions for negotiating, Business English is brimming with topics on how students can thrive in the workplace. Teaching each concept, however, requires thorough planning and choosing the most effective materials and methods. Whether you’re new to teaching professionals or are a seasoned Business English teacher looking to design better […]

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Teaching English to Young Learners

Teaching English to Young Learners & Teens: Classroom Management Strategies

Teaching English to young learners is an exciting yet challenging task. Learn classroom management tips that you can apply to your own classroom, straight from a teacher who has experience both at home and abroad.

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ESL Teacher Using Songs

ESL Songs for Kids & Teens + How to Use Them in the Classroom

Young learners and teens (and even adults!) enjoy learning English through music. A teacher in China shares his favorite ESL songs and activities to engage his students and even “trick” them into practicing new language points!

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Bloom’s taxonomy in the ESL/EFL classroom

Using Bloom’s Taxonomy in the ESL/EFL Classroom

As you sort through your ESL class materials, do you sometimes find yourself asking questions like, “Will these flashcards work with beginners?” or “Which activities can I use to teach grammar tenses?” When it comes to designing classes and checking student progress, Bloom’s taxonomy is a tool that you can use to give your lesson […]

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sustainability in the ESL classroom

5 Earth Day Lesson Plans to Teach Sustainability in the ESL Classroom

Whether you’re celebrating Earth Day or want to use your ESL classroom as a vehicle for positive change year-round, these lesson plans for teaching online and in person will get you started. Read on to find out how to teach sustainability in the ESL classroom and how to offset your own carbon footprint while working […]

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teaching English for test preparation

8 Tips for Teaching English for Test Preparation

With the high demand and increase in earning potential, it’s no surprise that preparing students for the IELTS, TOEFL, and other English proficiency tests is a popular niche among ESL teachers these days. Nevertheless, teaching this specialization requires a special skill set and solid strategies. If you’re looking to help your students pass these exams […]

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