12 English Teaching Resources to Tune Up Your Classroom in 2020

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When I first started teaching English, one of my deepest concerns was that I’d run out of materials mid-class!

I’d imagine scenarios in which my students sat in absolute silence as I struggled to improvise meaningful, enjoyable and educational activities

VR, TPRS and Beyond: 6 English Language Teaching Trends for 2020 You Don’t Want to Miss

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I’m sure you’ve heard the expression, “there’s no time like the present.”

Well, the present is 2020! I know, hard to believe.

But what does this mean for the world of ESL? Will we see classrooms full of students strapped …

Job Opportunity: Make Educational YouTube Videos and Reach a Big Audience

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Location: Anywhere
Compensation: Competitive
Employment Type: Part-time or Full-time
Telecommuting: OK

Do you have experience teaching English or learning foreign languages?

Are you ready to move on from live classes and try something new?

Do you want to reach and …

Teaching English as a Second Language: 4 Steps to Start Your Journey

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Close your eyes, and think:

Where would you like to see yourself this time next year?

Eating tapas and drinking wine at a Spanish bar?

Becoming fluent in a new language?

Relaxing on a stunning beach in Vietnam?

Making

10 Ear-opening English Listening Exercises That Transform Hearing into Understanding

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Google “English listening exercises.” Go ahead.

Now, sit back in awe at the quarter-of-a-million hits those three words get you.

To reiterate, that’s 250,000 places where you can find listening exercises for your English class. Amazing, right?

But be forewarned: …

Looking for the Best English Teaching Videos? YouTube to the Rescue!

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No one ever said teaching ESL was easy.

Memorizing verb tenses, understanding active vs. passive voice, taking in the culture, pronouncing the word “squirrel.”

How are you supposed to teach students these things, all while keeping your …

Get an Earful! Create an ESL Listening Lab with 10 Time-saving Programs

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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 …