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The 9 Best Books for ELL Students of All Ages

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I had that nightmare again last night.

The one where I’m standing in front of my ELL class with a huge, horribly dusty old textbook.

No one is paying attention. No one turned in any homework. I say to myself, …

Teaching ESL for Teens? 4 Ways to Ensure That Your Lessons Don’t Fall Flat

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I remember the first time I stood in front of a classroom full of teenage ESL students.

They were apathetic, tired and clearly didn’t want to be there. Every day, my students would come to class with the same …

The 5 Top Types of DIY Homework Assignments That ESL Students Love

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Did you ever have that one teacher who went the extra mile?

When I had a teacher who devoted their time to developing exciting material, I was much more engaged in the learning experience.

The lessons and homework …

4 Endlessly Interesting ESL Topics to Liven Up Your Classroom

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Harvard professor Howard Gardner came up with the theory of multiple intelligences.

This theory states that individuals learn differently, and what works for one student might not be as effective for another.

Unfortunately, many of the ESL curricula …