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 tackle other hot topics. ELT pedagogy is constantly evolving, so ensure you have the latest information so you succeed in your teaching goals.

ESL filler activities

7 ESL Filler Activities for Teaching Online

You’ve finally finished teaching your lesson, your students have completed all of their tasks, and then you realize you still have time left before class ends. Uh-oh! Since you don’t want to waste this unexpected time away, you can easily turn it into a fun and educational moment. By having a few ESL filler activities […]

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JET Program

JET Program: Everything You Need to Know to Teach English in Japan

Have you heard of the JET Program in Japan? This popular Japanese teacher exchange program requires assistant teaching applicants to have a bachelor’s degree and citizenship from a participating country, as well as a strong interest in Japanese culture. The salary for teachers starts at an appealing ¥3,360,000 per year (which is about $26,000 USD) […]

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teaching suprasegmentals in the esl classroom

Teaching Suprasegmentals in the ESL Classroom: Stress, Rhythm, and Intonation

Suprasegmentals refer to speech features such as tone, rhythm, or loudness – basically anything that isn’t a standalone sound. They signal grammatical differences, emotions, and continuity that a native speaker will automatically pick up on. It is incredibly important for ESL students to grasp suprasegmental features both in theory and in practice. Below, we’ll demonstrate […]

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ELL listening activities

Listen Up! 9 ELL Listening Activities for Students of Any Age and Level

If students want to become fluent in English, listening is an essential skill for them to master. No matter how well you speak a language, if you don’t understand what the other person is saying to you, your answer will be a little awkward – and sometimes a little bit embarrassing. Teachers can make it […]

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teaching critical thinking skills

Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the ESL Classroom

Critical thinking has become a central concept in today’s educational landscape, regardless of the subject taught. Critical thinking is not a new idea. It has been present since the time of Greek philosophers like Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Socrates’ famous quote, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel,” underscores […]

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realia

10 Fun Ways to Use Realia in Your ESL Classroom

If you’re a teacher, chances are that you’ve used realia at some point in your classroom and you may not have even realized it! We’ll show you 10 creative ways to use these real-world objects in the physical and virtual classroom to grab your students’ attention and make lessons more memorable.

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ESL Stakeholders

ESL Stakeholders – Who Are They and Why Do They Matter?

ESL stakeholders are invested in students’ success. Knowing who they are and how to build good relationships with them will result in positive interactions with colleagues as well as happy students, satisfied parents, and more career opportunities for you down the road.

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TPRS

What Is TPRS? A Look at the Language Acquisition Strategy That’s Growing in Popularity

TPRS is a method of acquiring a second language naturally and effectively. It’s an excellent tool to use with students of all ages but is especially effective with young learners due to its engaging nature. Below, we’ll look at how TPRS applies to language learning and explore some TPRS activities you can use in your own […]

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how to teach ESL vocabulary

How to Teach ESL Vocabulary: Top Methods for Introducing New Words

Vocabulary is crucial to a student’s language development in order to relate thoughts, ideas, and feelings effectively – in other words, to communicate! But how do we help students build vocab without making them memorize lists of ESL vocabulary that will be soon be forgotten after the next pop quiz?

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how to build rapport with ESL students

How to Build Rapport With ESL Students: 8 Strategies for Fostering Good Relationships

Before you put those PowerPoint slides onscreen or break out the worksheets in your next English class, have you checked how your students feel about taking the day’s lesson? There are numerous ways to connect with students, be it high-fives or special greetings. Even so, finding ways to make students feel comfortable and engaged in […]

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