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.

CLIL lesson plans

Engaging Sample CLIL Lesson Plans for the ESL/EFL Classroom

The good news about formulating a strong lesson plan for a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) class is that it will contain many of the same features of a good lesson plan for any class. That is, it will include transitions from and to the previous class and the next one, it will warm […]

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how to personalize your English lessons

How to Personalize Your English Lessons: 7 Effective Strategies

Do your learners sometimes find it hard to relate to your class topics or progress in their tasks? Perhaps it’s time to tap into their unique personalities, interests, and skills. A powerful way to do this is by personalizing lessons, which gives you a chance to not only facilitate your students’ learning but also spark […]

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ELSA Speak: Technology as a Dedicated Assistant in Pronunciation Teaching

Technology as a Dedicated Assistant in Pronunciation Teaching

With 1.5 billion people speaking English globally in 2022, this language has been the most spoken language worldwide for more than two centuries. Consequently, fluency in English opens the opportunity to get a better job in the multinational workspace and gives access to the biggest knowledge base in the world.  Acknowledging this fact, many non-native […]

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online tools for teaching English pronunciation

5 Innovative Online Tools for Teaching English Pronunciation

Have your ESL students been mixing up their vowel sounds or stuttering with unfamiliar words? Chances are you need new ways to teach English pronunciation or get your learners working on their speaking skills outside of class. The good news is that there are many apps nowadays that can help students brush up on their […]

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How to Leverage Voice Technology to Enable Speaking Practice for English Learners

This guest post is by Caren Chen, the CEO & Founder of Sensay, an education technology startup whose mission is to help English educators instill lifelong speaking confidence in their students. With Sensay, teachers can create speaking exercises for students to practice in class or as homework. Sensay’s AI gives instant feedback on pronunciation and […]

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integrating 21st-century skills in Business English classrooms

Prepare Business English Students for Career Success & Employability With 21st-Century Skills

In this rapidly-changing world, Business English teachers are tasked with delivering language and skills that will increase students’ employability and effectiveness in the modern workplace. Teaching Business English extends beyond getting students to master corporate vocabulary and craft the perfect email. Students are best prepared when teachers place emphasis on integrating 21st-century skills into Business […]

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how to teach pronunciation to esl students

How to Teach ESL Pronunciation and Phonics

Teaching ESL pronunciation can be challenging, but with the right tools, you can set your students up for success – and even fun! Learn the essential phonics terms, get tips for teaching pronunciation, and discover ways to assess your students’ progress.

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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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