Teaching a large English classroom

Teaching Large English Classes

This post was written by Laura Greenwood First day of ESL class scenario: Walk in and 50 students are staring at me! OMG! As many of you have experienced, the meaning of large varies around the globe and the reality is, English classes of 30-70 students is the norm in many parts of the world. What is a large […]

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I’d Like To Go Ahead and Use My Lifeline, Regis – Communication Tips While Teaching English Abroad

  If you live in the United States, you should be fully aware that when you go to teach English abroad, you will be leaving behind a technological infrastructure for internet and cell phones that is a rare find in other parts of the world. In some cases, you might want to prepare to return to […]

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Part Two: Second Language Learning – How Long Does It Really Take?

This post was written by Laura Greenwood According to language experts, there are five distinct stages a language learner progresses through. We looked at stage names, the general description of each stage, what teachers should focus on, and how long teachers can expect a language learner to stay at each stage. But our students want […]

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Whiteboards That Aren’t so White: Organization in the ESL Classroom

Even though teachers can’t scratch their nails on a chalk board anymore to get their students’ attention, there are many other ways to keep your students attentive in the classroom with good board work. I always go into an ESL classroom with at least three colors of marker, but preferably four. I’m a grammar nerd, so […]

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