ESL Teacher Using Songs

ESL Songs for Kids and Teens

Young learners and teens (and even adults!) enjoy learning English through music. A teacher in China shares his favorite ESL songs and activities to engage his students and even “trick” them into practicing new language points!

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ESL Class of Young Learners

ESL Classroom Management & Routines for Young Learners

If you teach English to children, or plan to, student behavior (i.e. ESL classroom management)  is probably something you’ve at best thought about– and at worst, struggled with. When it comes to teaching kids, routines are key (and downtime is dangerous!). This guide provides strategies for organizing and managing your class that you can use from the very first day.

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Meet Our Photo Contest Winners: Teaching Young Learners & Teens!

The results are in! We loved seeing your TEFL photos from all over the world. Thank you to everyone who participated and voted for our Grand Prize Winner on Facebook! So without further ado, here are the winners of our Teaching English to Young Learners & Teens Photo Contest…

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Happy kids at elementary school

ESL Pronunciation Lesson for “S” Words

As an experienced English teacher who was born in Mexico and learned both English and Spanish at the same time, Lorena Siegel understands firsthand her students’ issues with ESL pronunciation. She shares this fun, snake-themed activity for young learners, teens, or even adults, to help Spanish-speaking students in with s pronunciation.

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Meet Gabby, Argentinian English Teacher and Bridge Course Tutor

Gabby, head tutor for the BridgeTEFL Teaching English to Young Learners and Teenagers programs, talks about being a course tutor, teaching young learners and teens in Argentina, and how being a non-native English speaker has shaped the way she teaches.

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5 Fun Ways to Use Realia in Your Classroom

If you’re a teacher, chances are that you’ve used “realia” at some point in your classroom (especially if you teach young learners) and you may not have even realized it! We’ll show you 5 creative ways to use these real-world objects in the classroom to grab your students’ attention and make lessons more memorable.

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Cambodian class of young learners

ESL Games & Activities for Kids

Let’s face it, learning English as a second language might not always make young learners’ and teens’ list of top three favorite activities. However, incorporating ESL games into your lesson plans when teaching English to kids can be a great way to help young students review their knowledge in an interactive, fun, and memorable fashion. […]

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Anna, Teaching Kids English in Vietnam

How to Teach Kids English: Everything You Need to Know About ESL for Young Learners

Kids, children, and teens, collectively referred to as “young learners,” make up one of the most common student demographics within the TEFL industry, and teaching this group, which is common in Asia, Europe, and online, poses unique challenges and rewards for English teachers. Learn more about how to teach kids English!

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Camille, a South American TEFL teacher, with her students in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Camille Turner, Globetrotting TEFL Teacher in South America

BridgeTEFL graduate, Camille Turner, has taught English abroad in France and Italy and is currently a TEFL teacher in South America. In addition to her teach-abroad experience, Camille has taught online English classes and worked with students of all ages. She discusses how she began her teaching journey and how her BridgeTEFL certification helped her […]

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Why Get TEFL Certified When You Have a Master’s in Linguistics? Lisa, BridgeTEFL Graduate, Explains

Lisa Goddard, 24, is a BridgeTEFL online graduate from Boston, Massachusetts. During her graduate school studies, she decided to teach kids English in Taiwan and spent a year there as part of a Fulbright teaching assistantship. Her next step was to become TEFL certified in order to build on her experience and become even more qualified to teach. […]

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