When teaching vocabulary to ESL students, we need to build on what students already know.
That is why I usually start the first vocabulary lesson for beginners with a little bit of a trick.
Because if there are tricks, …
There’s never been a better time to use video in the ESL classroom.
Remember the old days of VCRs, VHS tapes and trips to Blockbuster?
When I started teaching, my classroom video materials were well-worn, borrowed cassette tapes or ones …
They say a picture is worth a thousand words.
In TESOL, a picture can help produce a thousand words.
When it comes to your students’ attitudes and motivation levels, having pictures can really make all the difference.
Otherwise unenthusiastic students …
The dreaded plateau.
We’ve all been there.
Your students feel like they are wading through molasses and getting nowhere.
Enthusiasm wanes, and interest fizzles out faster than a firework in a flash flood.
Lessons become a chore for you and …