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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Do You CCQ? Using Concept Checking Questions in the ESL Classroom

“Do you understand?” “Does that make sense?” “Do you have it?”  It does not matter how a teacher asks “Do you understand?” These types of questions are ineffective attempts at checking meaning with ESL/EFL students. Try concept check questions (CCQs) instead.

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TEFL Activity: Use Emojis to Teach English

Using emojis to teach English is a great way to bring technology and a bit of fun into your EFL classroom! Students will enjoy using the familiar pictures as a way to practice their knowledge!

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How Online Teaching Helped Me Become a Better English Teacher

You don’t need to cross an ocean to have a great TEFL experience! Here, English teacher, Krzl Light Nunes, writes about her experiences teaching English online, and the surprising ways it has improved her classroom teaching skills.

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Teaching the Way I Learned: Strategies of Non-Native English Speaking Teachers

Non-Native English Speaking teachers (NNESTs) bring unique perspectives to the classroom, which allows them to implement inventive strategies into their lessons. Hear from Bridge teachers from Latin America, Asia, and Europe on their experience in the classroom.

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Bridge Graduate, Coleen, Gives Us a Lesson on Teaching Parts of Speech

Bridge Graduate Coleen Monroe previously taught English in South Korea and Chile. She has since gone on to earn her Master’s in Linguistics from University College London, and is currently teaching English in Vietnam. As a seasoned teacher, we asked Coleen to again share her expertise– this time on how to teach part of speech. This post also appeared on her personal blog, Reverse Retrograde, about travel, TEFL, and more.  

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Teaching English Grammar with the Guided Discovery Approach

A BridgeEnglish teacher gives advice for teaching English grammar. She explains how to implement the “guided discovery approach.”

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Top ESL Icebreakers for the TEFL classroom

Top 5 Icebreakers for the TEFL Classroom

The first few minutes of English class are crucial for setting the tone for the whole period, so it’s important to start with a bang. EFL students might be coming to class tired after a long day or groggy and sleepy-eyed, so we want to get them engaged and energetic, and it might take a little creativity to get the class energized. Get them moving with these ESL classroom icebreakers:

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