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6 Fun ESL Games for Your Shyest Students

6 Fun ESL Games for Your Shyest Students

“Find students who is wearing glasses.” You want students to be involved, so how can you reach out to the shyer, quieter students? Getting shy students to talk can happen with ESL games. 1. Find STUDENTS Who…. There is less speaking involved, but students will have to pay attention, understand what is being said, and […]

Stop Giving Them Answers: Make Them Think!

Stop Giving Them Answers: Make Them Think!

Higher education has recently changed in faster and more dynamic ways than anticipated. COVID-19 is an immediate factor, but the access to information is more prevalent now than 15 years ago. Many students’ learning habits do not include long nights in the library reading through textbooks or searching through library stacks. Information is at students’ […]

7 Reasons Why Asking Questions Helps Learning

7 Reasons Why Asking Questions Helps Learning

Imagine: you are teaching a class on Concave and Convex mirrors and suddenly a hand shoots up. You pause exasperated and say, “ Rohan, please wait until I finish the chapter to ask questions.” The hand drops back down and never comes back up later on. You feel a little bad but questioning have a […]

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS

8 SIMPLE WAYS TO ENCOURAGE YOUR STUDENTS

They say they will never be able to get it right. They may put so much pressure on themselves that they become paralyzed in the English classroom. They may be so frustrated they may be on the verge of quitting all together. They wonder how they can encourage and motivate their students. What is going […]

WRITE ON! – CREATIVE WRITING AS LANGUAGE PRACTICE

WRITE ON! – CREATIVE WRITING AS LANGUAGE PRACTICE

This article looks at creative writing and answers a number of questions about the benefits of incorporating a focus on creative writing in the classroom and how to set up activities successfully. What are the benefits of creative writing in the language classroom? For language learners in general There are three areas in which language […]

16 Indicators of Efficient Teaching

16 Indicators of Efficient Teaching

16 Indicators Of Efficient Teaching 1. You make frequent minor adjustments. To curriculum, pacing, assessment design, curriculum materials, etc. This implies not a lack of planning or poor foresight, but the reality of a dynamic classroom where you, as an effective teacher, are constantly taking formal and information measurements, then making minor adjustments as necessary. […]

CONFERENCE DISCUSSES WAYS TO IMPROVE TESOL LEARNING, TEACHING

CONFERENCE DISCUSSES WAYS TO IMPROVE TESOL LEARNING, TEACHING

The  international TESOL conference held by Ho Chi Minh City Open University on May 25th, 2019 left an unforgettable impression on attendees. This conference was not only a chance to exchange knowledge and experiences between leading experts in TESOL, but a place where previous teacher generations inspired young people passionating in the sphere of teaching […]