Lindsay, Teaching Young Learners in Tanzania

A Day in the Life of 6 ESL Teachers Who Teach Kids

Meet 6 ESL teachers in regions like Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America (as well as online) who shared what “a day in the life” teaching kids or teens is like for them, in their own words.

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ESL Teacher with Young Students

How to Teach English to Beginners 

Teaching English to beginner-level learners can be an intimidating thought for some teachers, especially if they don’t speak their students’ native language. We’ll fill you in on how it works to teach students of this level and give you some great activities so you can teach beginners with confidence!

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Bridge Graduate, Lindsay: ESL Volunteer in Tanzania

A graduate of the Bridge IDELTOnline and Specialized Certificate in Teaching English to Young Learners, Lindsay Mattone, from Hawaii, has a passion for child education and giving back on a global scale.

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Parents as ESL Stakeholders

ESL Stakeholders – Who Are They and Why Do They Matter?

ESL stakeholders are invested in students’ success. Knowing who they are and how to build good relationships with them will result in positive interactions with colleagues as well as happy students, satisfied parents, and more career opportunities for you down the road.

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William, Teaching Teens ESL in China

How to Teach Teens ESL

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 myth is simply untrue! An experienced teacher shares teaching strategies, engagement methods, and other tips for teaching teenagers ESL.

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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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