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.

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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ESL Lesson Plans

How to Create ESL Lesson Plans for TEFL + Top Sites to Find Free Ones!

A planned, structured TEFL lesson guides your curriculum as a teacher and provides measurable objectives for students. Let’s take a look at the components of effective plans, how to write your own, and top sites for finding free ESL lesson plans.

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teaching writing to ESL students

Teaching Writing to ESL/EFL Students: Tips and Activities for Any Level

Teaching writing to non-native speakers of a language presents a plethora of unique challenges and can feel overwhelming for new and seasoned teachers alike. However, teaching writing to ESL students can be dynamic and meaningful when approached with a bit of ingenuity. If you’re new to teaching, you’ll want to get initial training and qualification […]

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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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