Author Archive | Shane Mac Donnchaidh

9 ESL Reading Exercises for More Complete Comprehension

Reading is important. No doubt about it. While it is often referred to as a “passive” skill in language learning along with listening, it is no easy tiger to tame. It requires focus, motivation and knowledge. Fortunately, as with …

8 Smart Ways to Rock EAL Assessment in the Classroom

For a teacher, assessment can be exhausting. You may even think of it as the bane of your working life. It can seem endless and, even worse, at times it can seem pointless: reams of paperwork imposed from on high …

7 Advantages of the Bilingual Method of Teaching English

Is a student’s mother tongue a help or hindrance in learning a new language? Pop your head into English language classes around the world and it would appear it’s more often considered a hindrance. But is that what it really …