Set Up an ESL Listening Lab and Hone Student Listening Comprehension

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Remember that one time?

When you meant to order french fries, but instead said french flies?

Oui! Oui! (Yes! Yes!) One phoneme can make a heck of a difference.

Or when you asked your friend, child or student to repeat …

10 TEFL Teaching Resources You (and Your Students) Can’t Live Without

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Every ESL teacher has his or her own private list of must-have resources.

Sometimes, these resources save time or money. Other times, they provide ideas for lesson plans.

Almost always, they make your teaching both easier and more effective.

6 ESL Speaking Websites for Students to Practice Speaking English

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Sure, it’s satisfying when your ESL student crafts a well-written essay in English.

And of course you’re proud when they understand your instructions without asking you to repeat them.

But is there anything more rewarding than hearing a student speak …

17 Interactive ESL Listening Websites to Fit Any Student’s Mood

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Teachers are known to take special pains to make learning fun for their students.

They bend over backwards to make vocabulary lessons sizzle or to encourage learners to speak in class.

But we all know that even after …

How to Teach ESL Elementary Listening: Easy, Low-prep Activities

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“Awwwww, nooooo!”

Cue the eye rolls and exaggerated sighs…

As elementary English teachers, we’ve all heard this at one point or another—particularly when our young students are less than thrilled with the ESL listening activity we’ve assigned.

Their groans could …

5 Innovative Ways to Use Technology for ELL Students

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Did you know that there are nearly 5 million English Language Learner (ELL) public school students in the United States?

And that number is always on the rise.

With so many students of all different ages yearning to learn …

Just Press “Play”: 9 Activities for Teaching English with Videos

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I’ve heard a few second language learners say they learned English by watching TV or film.

Now, while I can’t test the validity of their statement, I totally get it.

I can definitely say that using video clips is …