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Let Them Talk: 5 Student Advantages to a Noisy Classroom
What teacher finds himself smiling when his students are constantly talking over him? An ESL teacher, of course.
Language classrooms are the perfect environment for teachers to encourage talking in class. Keeping lectures to a minimum and challenging students to speak up and use the language they are learning are keys for a successful English instructor. It’s not because English teachers don&rsquo ...
4 Keys to Good Communication with Your Students
Whenever I tell people that I taught English as a second language in China, almost universally their first question is, “Oh, do you speak Chinese?”
Well, no. In fact, I wouldn’t claim fluency in any language other than English though I do know smatterings of a few. And because of that, teaching solely in English to students who are just learning the language makes communication, well, ...
The Upside of Errors: When and Why to Avoid Correcting Your Students
“I teached math in my home country,” a student shares on career day. The teacher raises her eyebrows and waits for the student to continue.
“I mean, I taught math in my home country.” This is a perfect example of when not correcting an ESL student is the best way to handle an error. By signaling her student with a small gesture, the teacher helps the student understands that he m ...
Englishgrammar.org: BusyTeacher's Detailed Review
English Grammar is a site intended specifically for teaching and learning grammar.
The site is self-described as “a comprehensive English grammar resource”. Users are promised the opportunity to “learn all aspects of the English written language, enabling you to improve your writing skills in both personal and formal communications.” A more in-depth description can be found here ...
Teaching in Japan: 5 Common Student Mistakes
When teaching English as a foreign language, you will encounter a lot of mistakes.
While you can choose to simply correct those mistakes and move on, it is usually worth looking at which mistakes crop up time and time again. Common mistakes can be due to the way you’re teaching something, or they can be due to a feature of the student’s native language.
It is important to understand not onl ...
Teaching in Thailand: Do's and Don’ts
There are several things that you can either do or avoid doing in Thailand to make your entire experience a lot easier.
Some things relate specifically to the classroom, whilst other things apply to living in Thailand in general. In addition to a different language, weather, food, and traditions, there are different cultural standards and societal expectations. Common practices in one country can be a m ...
A Definite Solution: 3 Rules for Clearing Up Definite/Indefinite Article Confusion
A or the? The or some? Some or an? To put it simply, articles can be confusing.
ESL students often find that choosing the correct article in a given sentence is difficult. Perhaps it’s because their first language doesn’t use equivalents of a, the and some. Perhaps it is because English sometimes seems to be more exceptions than it is rules. Whatever the reason, every ESL teacher will have t ...
Edmodo.com: BusyTeacher's Detailed Review
Edmodo's slogan is “where learning happens”.
According to the website, “Edmodo helps connect all learners with the people and resources needed to reach their full potential”. The site aims to provide a safe means for teachers and students to interact, engage students and develop excitement in learning, connect to resources, provide an easy way to monitor students’ progress, ...
5 Things You Should Know Before Teaching in Japan
There are a lot of things you can do to prepare for your move to Japan, from brushing up on the language to practicing with your chopsticks – but what will prepare you for teaching?
You’re probably quite aware that Japanese culture is different from your own, but knowing how to apply your knowledge to the classroom is a different matter.
Whether you are teaching small children or adults, th ...
Prezi.com: BusyTeacher's Detailed Review
Prezi has a great professional looking homepage, with the slogan "Ideas matter" emblazoned across a tree background.
The tree reminds me of the tree of knowledge, with a couple of red apples on the branches and the words Key, Results and Plan around the tree. There is a play symbol which takes you to an instructional video. It is free to sign up for the site, and the sign up process is made even easier ...
7 Essential Reading Strategies Your ESL Students Must Know (and YOU Must Teach)
No one is born knowing how to read.
But becoming simply literate is not enough. For academic and professional success, you need to learn how to read well. ESL students, in particular, need to develop the reading skills that will enable them to not only comprehend texts in English, but also obtain what they need to deliver a response, whether this is a written/oral reply or an action they must take. Thes ...
They Won’t Eat You: 7 Survival Tips for Teaching Business English in Russia
If you don’t have a corporate background, teaching business English in Russia might seem like yet another form of culture shock.
Chances are, though, that you’ll be teaching at a fairly basic level, with “business English” just meaning “English” with an emphasis on business-specific vocabulary and some specific forms of formal writing.
If you do have a corporate back ...
Englishcentral.com: BusyTeacher's Detailed Review
English Central is website designed to improve the listening, speaking, pronunciation, and vocabulary.
As the website describes, “The core of English Central is the video player, where students watch videos, learn vocabulary in-content of the video, and then speak using the video as a model. Access to the website is free with an easy email sign-up, but Premium memberships, which provide users with ...
Go With the Flow: 5 Classroom Activities for Improving Student Fluency
Everyone knows that timing is important in music, but are we stressing timing when it comes to English as a second language?
We may not think about it often, but timing is important in language use, and having good timing is part of having good fluency in a foreign language. Fluent students produce sentences with the correct stress and timing as well as contribute to conversations at the appropriate mom ...
Onestopenglish.com: BusyTeacher's Detailed Review
Onestopenglish describes itself as being “Number one for English language teachers.”
The site contains over 8,000 resources, including worksheets, lesson plans, audio, flashcards and video, all broken down into easily identifiable categories. The tabs at the top of the screen are for sections entitled Business, ESP, ESOL, Exams, Grammar, Skills, Children, Teenagers, CLIL, Support, Games, Com ...