Author Archive | jodyhanson

4 Genius Teaching Ideas to Enliven Your ESL Lessons


You don’t need to be “artsy” to bring some refreshing creativity into your teaching.

And you know what else?

Your students don’t need to be artsy in order for them to appreciate your creatively taught English lessons either.

So …

7 Digital Steps for Getting the Ideal Online ESL Certification for Your Teaching Needs


 Want the dream job of teaching English and traveling the world?

Then again, maybe you want to help the ESL learners in your community.

Either way, an English as a Second Language teaching certificate brings you one step closer …

The ESL Mosaic: How to Teach Diverse English Vocabulary to Learners of All Levels

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Think of English words as the pieces of a mosaic that can be arranged into concrete and interesting patterns.

The more words people have in their vocabularies the more language options they have and the more colorful and complex their …

J’aime l’anglais! 8 Insider Tips for Teaching English to French Speakers


Would you like to teach in such far-flung corners of the world as Quebec, France, Morocco, Haiti and Madagascar? Or are you already living the dream?

Working with French speakers can be a challenge, as their school systems are …

Hotel English: Prepare ESL Students to Work in Reception, Management, Housekeeping and More!


Speaking English is a highly regarded—and essential—skill in the world of business travel and international tourism.

These industries are booming and that means one thing: Jobs.

One key element of this industry is hospitality, and it is …

How to Design Perfect ESL Lessons for Adults at Any Level

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The difference between teaching English as Second Language (ESL) to children and to adults is like that between living in the heat of the tropics or in the cold of the mountains.

Both terrains are interesting and come with unique …

4 Flexible Strategies for Teaching Any ESL Student, Anywhere in the World

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Given that English is truly the universal language of the modern age, millions of people around the world are studying it.

In fact, English is taught on all continents except, that is, Antarctica. The penguins have their own …