Technology in TESOL: News You Can Use

I’m sure plenty of you in the TEFL field have spent hours combing the Internet looking for exercises, only to find yourself amazed at how many TESOL websites there are with lesson plans, worksheets, quizzes, and games for the EFL/ESL classroom. My problem with a lot of what I find online is that many of […]

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Technology in TESOL: The Wiki

It’s widely accepted that student collaboration is an effective tool in the TESOL classroom. Outside of the class, more and more collaboration is done online through the use of wikis. Why not bring wikis into the classroom to create an authentic collaborative environment for your EFL students? Why a wiki: Students collaborate more. Students think […]

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Reading Techniques for Learner-Centered Teaching Part I: “That’s just like my cousin…”

A recent article in TESOL Journal discussed how to create a more student-centered ESL classroom by providing follow-up projects on reading, in which students personalized the concepts. For example, after reading a story which involved naming, students wrote and spoke about the significance of their own names. The authors, Cloud, Lapkin, and Leninger (2011) concluded that “through […]

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Let’s Get Personal in the EFL Classroom

Adult students in particular come to the EFL classroom with lots of experience and knowledge about the world. Our job is to give them the words to describe what they already know or how they feel. This creates a very personal experience, one that it also highly motivating for the students. Students like to know […]

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