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.

Inquiry-based learning

Empower Your Students With Inquiry-Based Learning

Inquiry-based learning, also known as exploratory or active learning, is a teaching method that motivates and engages your students. Find out when and how to use inquiry-based learning in the ESL classroom.

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Using pop culture in ESL

8 Ways to Use Pop Culture in the ESL Classroom

Catchy music, trendy art, the latest technology – there’s a lot to love about pop culture! Find out how you can use pop culture in the ESL classroom to inspire your students and improve their English skills.

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Bridge grade, Omar Cholico Delgado, Mexican English teacher

How to Teach Teens ESL: Tips, Techniques, Activities, and More!

There’s a common myth about teaching ESL to teenagers: They’re more difficult to teach because they’re not interested in learning. This assumption can worry some teachers, who may picture themselves trying to manage classes of distracted young people who don’t want to be there. However, the belief is simply untrue! An experienced teacher shares teaching strategies, engagement methods, and other tips for teaching teenagers ESL.

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What Is CLIL? The Global Trend in Bilingual Education Explained

What is CLIL in language learning, and who is this method best suited for? Take a look at the origins, features, and benefits of CLIL, or Content and Language Integrated Learning, and see how this innovative method differs from similar approaches.

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teaching English one-on-one

The Pros and Cons of Teaching English One-on-One (Plus Lesson Ideas!)

Think teaching English one-on-one might be a good fit for you? Find out where you can find one-on-one ESL jobs, what the pros and cons are, and what activities you can use to keep your student engaged in the lesson.

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reading with kids in an ESL class

The Power of Storytelling for Young Learners in the ESL Classroom

Setting aside time for storytelling for young learners in the ESL classroom can increase students’ vocabulary and help them develop better listening and reading comprehension skills. Find out other ways storytelling can help your young ESL students!

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ESL students

The Pros and Cons of School-Provided, “Centralized” Lesson Plans for ESL

Using pre-established, centralized lesson plans in schools and online ESL companies is a growing trend. Find out the pros and cons of centralized lesson plans, and get tips for using them effectively in your classroom.

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ESL philosophy of teaching statement

ESL Philosophy of Teaching Statement: What Is It & Why Does It Matter?

An ESL philosophy of teaching statement can help you be a better teacher and land a top teaching job. Find out why you need a teaching philosophy and how to write one. Plus, look at some example teaching philosophy statements.

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Kindergarten Students of English Teacher in Wanli, China, Erin Coyle

Fun ESL Games and Activities for Kids & Teens

Learning English as a second language probably won’t make young learners’ and teens’ list of top three favorite activities, but incorporating games into your lessons is a great way to help young students review what they’ve learned in an interactive, fun, and memorable way.

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How to Teach English Grammar

How to Teach English Grammar – Even if You’re Terrible at It!

Worried about how to teach English grammar in the ESL classroom? You don’t need perfect grammar to teach English grammar — you just need these tips and strategies to be prepared and confident!

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