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.

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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IELTS teaching materials

Set Your Students Up for Success: IELTS Teaching Materials, Resources, & Lesson Plans

Standardized testing such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) can be intimidating for any student. However, by creating a dynamic learning environment and leveraging effective and fun IELTS teaching resources, you can help your students overcome their learning barriers and ace the IELTS exam. Whether you’re teaching IELTS exam prep in person or […]

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teaching conversational English

10 Tips for Teaching Conversational English Like a Pro

More and more TEFL/TESOL educators are finding themselves teaching conversational English as the demand for classes focused on speaking and fluency continues to grow. But, what exactly does it mean to teach English conversation? Are these classes solely focused on free talk? In actuality, conversation classes require preparation and structure just like any other type […]

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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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Teaching Very Young Learners Online

Teaching Very Young Learners Online: 5 Interactive Digital Materials and Activities

This guest post was written by Milica Vukadin, Founder of Alice in Methodologyland, a nonprofit offering free materials, courses, and other resources for educators and young learners. Alice is also a preschool and English teacher for young and very young learners with a B.ECEd. and M.ECEd. and an additional TEYL minor. In addition to Alice […]

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ESL Halloween Activities

10 Engaging ESL Halloween Activities for a Frightfully Fun Lesson

Whenever Halloween is around the corner, ESL teachers have cause to be wickedly happy. Why? Because it’s the perfect time of the season to incorporate unique and fun games and exercises into your classroom! Check out these 10 ESL Halloween activities to get some ideas for young learners, teens, and adults learning English in the […]

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how to teach the IPA chart

Teaching English Pronunciation: How to Teach the IPA Chart

The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) is an invaluable tool when teaching English pronunciation and listening, but many teachers struggle with how to teach the IPA chart. We’ll answer the question, “What is the IPA in ESL and EFL?” and offer some simple strategies and tips for teachers to effectively use the IPA chart in their […]

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collaborative learning strategies

Collaborative Learning Strategies for Fostering Teamwork in the ESL Classroom

Collaborative learning is an educational approach that puts the onus on students to assume active roles in their learning and “do the work” themselves. Collaborative learning strategies present individuals with an opportunity to benefit from shared accountability, as well as the knowledge and strengths demonstrated by others. Teaching in the 21st century requires educators to […]

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ESL grammar activities

ESL Grammar Activities to Make Your Lessons Interesting, Interactive, and Inclusive

When it comes to learning nouns, verbs, and tenses, it’s not uncommon for many English students to yawn at the thought of sitting through grammar drills and filling out worksheets. Sure, dealing with lots of rules may not seem that exciting, but you can always turn any class from mundane to fun! Let’s look at […]

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