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HOW TO TEACH LISTENING SKILLS

HOW TO TEACH LISTENING SKILLS

Teaching listening skills presents a series of challenges. It is perhaps the most ephemeral of language skills, hard to understand, teach, and assess. How do you really know that someone understood you correctly without asking after every sentence “Do you understand?” (And students are often programmed to respond “yes” even when they didn’t.) This problem […]

HOW TO TEACH ENGLISH TO ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

HOW TO TEACH ENGLISH TO ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS

English speaking media has become a truly global phenomenon. Whether it be blockbuster Hollywood movies or the latest pop single, English is by far the most widely disseminated language across the global culture. Because of this, the vast majority of ESL students have had at least some contact with the English language. They may be familiar with […]

HOW TO IMPROVE ENGLISH SPEAKING SKILLS

HOW TO IMPROVE ENGLISH SPEAKING SKILLS

Be strategic to teach reading and writing skills – Nothing else! Developing reading skills Reading extensively inside and outside classrooms helps to improve the learners’ reading skills. When preparing a lesson plan, teachers need to think that learners want various skills at different ages and competency levels. Teachers should use learner-related contexts whenever possible, as […]

How To Improve English Speaking Skills

How To Improve English Speaking Skills

Many students master the fine points of English grammar but find themselves at a loss when it comes to actually having a conversation with native speakers. In reality, the only way to develop fluency in speaking is by huge amounts of listening, and then practicing. The following are a few tips for improving English speaking […]

6 Fabulous Games to Get Your Students Speaking

6 Fabulous Games to Get Your Students Speaking

Many ESL teachers find that their students are timid speakers or reluctant to participate in class discussions. It’s only natural. After all, they are trying to talk in a language they are still working on learning. Still, silence can be deadly in the ESL classroom for your students and you. When you want to get your students to […]

Top 10 Time Fillers For Your Classroom

Top 10 Time Fillers For Your Classroom

Try as you might, careful as you are with your planning, sometimes what you plan to cover in class does not work with the clock. When you are ready for the bell but the bell is not quite ready for you, try one of the following time fillers to keep your class busy until it is […]