Imagine a day where you walk into class and your adolescent EFL/ESL students are very chatty.
Some are talking about last night’s soccer game, while others are curious about a classmate’s new lucky charm.
When you get their …
Ah, November and December.
The weather changes, clothing adjusts to match the new season and attention drifts from the classrooms to the holidays – for both teachers and students.
Regardless of the country, this period from late November to early …
Feeling bogged down with lesson planning, paper grading and other mundane tasks?
Day-to-day ESL lessons aren’t only challenging for your students.
They’re challenging for you as well.
It’s crucial that you develop teaching strategies that will inspire and motivate …
“Fluffy cat sneaky mouse yummy cheese.”
What’s missing from that sentence?
Well verbs, of course!
Adding verbs between “fluffy cat,” “sneaky mouse” and “yummy cheese” immediately lets us enjoy the colors and energies of both language and imagination in full …
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 …
So, your advanced ESL students are bored with old-fashioned cassette tapes.
Of course they are — I mean, where did you even find cassette tapes?
Want to reward hard-working English students with some fun listening activities?
Then ditch those ancient …
We ESL teachers stick with our students through thick and thin.
For better or for worse.
Alright, maybe we’re not married to our students, but we’re definitely committed to their success.
So, what to do when your students start to …