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9 Reasons Why Games with Adult Learners are a Must

9 Reasons Why Games with Adult Learners are a Must

WHO SAID GAMES WERE JUST FOR KIDS? It is true that adult learners are more motivated to learn English whatever the reason. It could be they need English for immigration purposes, employment or further education, but it doesn’t mean that their time in an English language learning environment should be staid,boring and only following the […]

How To Plan An Open Lesson: 7 Easy Steps

How To Plan An Open Lesson: 7 Easy Steps

As we all know, teachers definitely have a lot of stuff to juggle. Considering most of us hold regular meetings with parents to keep them well informed, why would inviting them to participate in an actual lesson even be needed? Consider this: your classroom is a world of details, sometimes too many to handle, but you […]

The Calm, Consummate Professional: 10 Life-Hacks

The Calm, Consummate Professional: 10 Life-Hacks

What would you say is the difference between someone’s ‘work’, their ‘job’ and their ‘profession’? Until about thirty years ago, teachers were regarded, alongside medics and lawyers, as a professionals, worthy of admiration and respect. More recently, for a host of reasons, this perception has broken down. I have some suggestions for ensuring that we […]

10 ESL Activities for Powerful Pronunciation Progress

10 ESL Activities for Powerful Pronunciation Progress

Do you find yourself nagging your students about their incorrect pronunciation? That’s okay—ESL students with a great grasp on English pronunciation are hard to come by. You might bypass pronunciation mistakes so you can focus on vocabulary or grammar instead. You might even think that too much pronunciation correction could be disheartening when your students are trying so […]

Teaching Beginners in TEFL

Teaching Beginners in TEFL

Let’s suppose you are in your beginner level TEFL class and – for the purposes of this explanation – it’s time to introduce them to adjectives‏‎. You could simply say: “An adjective is a word that modifies a noun or a pronoun. To modify a word is to describe the word or to make its meaning more definite” And if you did say that to beginners, you […]

Teaching in an Individual Tutoring Setting: Keeping Them Awake

Teaching in an Individual Tutoring Setting: Keeping Them Awake

Teaching in an individual, one-on-one setting in some ways sounds ideal. The student has the full attention of the instructor, focus on her specific problems, and no distractions from peers. However, any instructor who has taught one-on-one can tell you that individualized instruction presents its own unique challenges. Fortunately, those challenges can be addressed with […]

To be in Good Standing: 6 Ways to Gain Trust and Respect

To be in Good Standing: 6 Ways to Gain Trust and Respect

In my experience, the best language practice happens when students respect the learning process itself. Having faith in the models and examples, the methods of practice, and the different exercises, produces useful attentiveness and enthusiasm, two key elements in the achieving of our learning aims. No matter which kind of skill is to be acquired, […]