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Guiding Your Students From LOTS to HOTS: Bloom’s Taxonomy in the ESL Classroom

As you’re developing lessons plans, how can your learning objectives and desired outcomes for students be mapped to create “scaffolded” lessons that challenge them to move from lower- to higher-order skills? And how can you check that students are achieving the objectives you’ve set forth? Join Bridge’s expert panelists for answers to these questions and […]

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Think Outside the Book: Developing Dynamic Materials for Your ESL Classes

Do you often feel bored or constrained by the limits of the textbook? Do your students? Would you like to better engage your learners with richer, more diverse material that’s specifically relevant to their interests or matched to their particular learning styles? Join Bridge’s expert panel to learn about the process of developing unique materials […]

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The First Step to Success: Needs Assessments for Business English Students

Conducting a needs assessment with new students – asking about their motivation for studying English, past learning experiences, and current learning goals – is a vital starting point for all English teachers. This is especially true in Business English, where you’ll often assess not only the student’s goals but also the goals of the company […]

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What Is CLIL? Features and Benefits of This Innovative Method in Bilingual Education

CLIL stands for Content and Language Integrated Learning and, as the name suggests, this approach to bilingual education, in which academic subjects are taught in the target language, relies on collaboration between teachers, administrators, students, and parents. Join Bridge, along with CLIL experts and practitioners, to discuss CLIL’s place in bilingual education, the key principles […]

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Oops, They Did It Again! Error Detection and Correction Strategies for the ESL Classroom

What happens when language students make errors in the classroom? As a teacher, can you recognize the nature of that “error,” and do you know when it’s appropriate for students to self-correct or peer-correct versus when they need your help? The teacher’s ability to determine whether a student has made a mistake, a slip, or […]

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The Pandemic’s Tough Lessons: A Conversation With IATEFL & TESOL Leadership

Join BridgeUniverse Director Ian Wright and senior leadership from IATEFL and TESOL International Association for updates on members’ experiences from the past 20 months as these organizations responded to the unprecedented circumstances of the global pandemic. How have these organizations, their respective members, and other constituents been impacted? What can they expect in the year […]

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How China’s EdTech Crackdown Is Also Reshaping Education Across the English-Speaking World

In a recent BridgeUniverse webinar, we discussed how dramatic changes in China’s education policies are affecting current and prospective English language teachers. In particular, we examined the effect of this disruption on teaching English online, which makes up a large portion of the Chinese education market (about 500,000 teachers). Why did these drastic changes happen? […]

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How Is China’s EdTech Crackdown Reshaping Teaching English Online?

Dramatic changes in Chinese law regarding education have resulted in hiring freezes and even closures of some big-name online English tutoring companies, including GoGoKid and Magic Ears. BridgeUniverse brings online teachers and representatives from top English tutoring companies together to discuss how changes in Chinese law are impacting the current job market and to explore new […]

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Using Traditional and Digital Realia when Teaching English Online

English teachers often use realia (authentic materials) to engage students and present new vocabulary or ideas visually. But what is digital realia, and how can online English teachers use it most effectively? This webinar addresses the use of both digital and traditional realia when teaching online, especially to introduce games to students of all ages. Prepare […]

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Free Info Session: Teaching English as a Foreign Language

This series of info sessions addresses frequently asked questions about teaching English as a foreign language and TEFL/TESOL certification. For some sessions, we cover special topics (such as teaching English online) and invite guest speakers, including current English teachers, to share their insights and expertise. Other times, we host live Q&A sessions with a Bridge […]

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