Teaching & Classroom Tips

The 3 Building Blocks of Positive Classroom Culture

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Have you seen classes where everyone was running around and the teacher had no control over the students — or where the classroom was completely silent and the students were staring into space, either totally bored or too nervous to talk? These classes contrast sharply with ones where everyone’s smiling and laughing and the classroom…

Interactive Learning: The Pros and Cons

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What is interactive learning, really? It is a procedure that imparts education in the traditional classroom. In between traditional lectures with students who listen to their instructors and take notes and individual e-learning from the commodity of one’s home, interactive learning combines it all, right there in the spot where education happens – classrooms. Basically,…

The 13 Rules for Being a Great ESL Teacher

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The demand for ESL teachers throughout the world increases each year and teaching ESL has become a popular career among English speakers. The good news is: It’s not difficult to become an ESL teacher. However, being a great ESL teacher certainly is. How do you know that YOU are a great teacher – and make…

How to Become an English Teacher (at Home and Abroad)

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Teaching is considered one of the noblest and rewarding professions, and English teachers are in high demand. Are you interested in learning how to become an English teacher domestically or abroad? This post explicates the possible career paths in public or private education sectors and the requirements you must meet. Teaching is such an attractive…

Using The 5 Different Styles Of Learning To Make Lessons Fun

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Fun, enjoyable ESL lessons that leave lasting impressions for students require teachers to understand the 5 different ways students learn. One way to create engaging lesson plans is to develop lessons with an awareness of your students´ favorite styles of learning. The 5 Styles of Learning Some students respond to visual learning, which includes using pictures, images,…

Teaching English to Adults – The Pros and Cons

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Maybe you’ve already been teaching for a few years and want to make a transition from teaching children to adults. Perhaps you’re a newbie with specific teaching preferences. You may be a seasoned professional who knows exactly what they want, or a starry-eyed hopeful fresh to the shores of a foreign country you never thought…

Teaching English to Children – The Pros and Cons

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The vast majority of TEFL jobs are about teaching English to children and young learners. If you love kids, you can choose between thousands of jobs in language centers or public schools. But teaching children might not be for everyone – actually, what are the pros and cons? Teaching abroad can be a daunting decision,…

Humor: The Key To Teaching English As A Second Language

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There are a variety of methods and recommendations for teaching English as a Second Language. The prevailing one is the communicative approach, which aims for a targeted language (e.g. grammar) and demands ample time for students to first practice the targeted language and then use it in seemingly real-life simulated activities during class. This approach…