4 Types of Challenging EFL Students and Tips for the ALTs Teaching Them

4 types of challenging efl students and tips for the alts teaching them

The teaching position of ALT, Assistant Language Teacher, is an interesting phenomenon.

That’s right, it’s not just a job — it’s a phenomenon.

It’s one of the most common positions in the EFL community (at least in East Asia) and …

10 Sure-fire Ways to Get the Most Out of Reading Activities in Your ESL Classroom

10 sure-fire ways to get the most out of reading activities in your esl classroom

Are you tired of seeing your students’ interest levels flatline?

Lucky you — we have a linguistic defibrillator on hand here.

By following a few simple guidelines, you can ensure that your students genuinely enjoy reading time!

The main goal: …

How to Teach English Through Short Films and Documentaries

how to teach english through short films and documentaries

Who doesn’t love movies?

We laugh, we cry and—most importantly—we learn.

Even with movies in your native tongue, the ups and downs of a well-crafted story can teach you unexpected lessons about life and language.

Since you’re here hunting for …

ESL Teaching Tips: 5 Ways to Use Mime and Gesture in Your ESL Classroom

esl teaching tips 5 ways to use mime and gesture in your esl classroom

When I say “mime,” what pops into your mind?

France? Tons of plastered-on face paint?

Whether you love or hate mimes (or have an irrational fear of them), their performance style has tons to offer the ESL classroom.

Just …

The Ultimate Guide to Using Audiobooks in Your ESL Class

the ultimate guide to using audio books in your esl class

A pack of trained wolf-like creatures are chasing a man in the forest.

The man is trying to cross the border illegally.

Suddenly they stop and refuse to attack him.

But they’ve never let anyone pass before. So why this …

6 ESL Teaching Techniques to Cut TTT and Get Your Students Talking

6 teaching techniques to cut ttt and improve your esl class

“The teacher doesn’t give the students enough time to talk.”

Every teacher has heard this criticism or something similar.

Whether you’re getting it from students or supervisors, it’s something you probably want to change.

Usually, we hear this when we …

5 Great ESL Number Games You Can Count On!

5 great esl number games you can count on

Want the secret formula for teaching numbers to ESL students?

You know, something that could help them learn their 1, 2, 3’s — and still let ’em have fun while doing it.

We have the solution to this tricky expression.…