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ESL Checklist: 10 Items for a Great Preschool Class
If you think that teaching preschoolers is a piece of cake just because they learn the alphabet, colors and a few simple phrases, think again!
It takes a great deal of patience and commitment to teach little ones a second language. Yes, they will enjoy it and yes, they have fun learning new things, but you have to plan your lessons just right and mix in the right ingredients to obtain that perfectly bal ...
StoryCorps: BusyTeacher's Detailed Review
Story Corps is “an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.
Since 2003, Story Corps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Cente ...
123ContactForm: BusyTeacher's Detailed Review
What can 123ContactForm do for busy teachers?
Well, I’ve tried it, so read on to get the whole scoop!
123ContactForm is basically a real-time online form builder.
123ContactForm is basically a real-time online form builder. It allows users to create all kinds of web forms, from online surveys to registration forms. Each form is created by simply dr ...
The Internet TESL Journal: BusyTeacher's Detailed Review
The Internet TESL Journal is a website that contains both theoretical and practical information for teachers of English as a Second and Foreign Language.
The site has journal archives from the TESL Journal published from 1995 through 2010, which can be accessed easily through a user-friendly search. The website describes itself as “an online resource book for teachers who can refer to our publishe ...
Teaching One-on-One: A Teacher’s Dream of Individualizing and Building Curriculum
Many instructors, when approached about teaching in a one-on-one setting, may think first of the negatives: the isolation from colleagues, the lack of a standard curriculum, and the dearth of materials and general support.
Often such “classes” are even removed from a school setting, taking place at the student’s home or work place. However, what may appear to be its many drawbacks can ...
AE [American English]: BusyTeacher's Detailed Review
American English is a resource center for teaching and learning about American English language and culture. This website provides a variety of engaging materials and resources for teachers' professional development and for students in the classroom. Both teachers and students will find new ways to practice English and learn more about the United States.
Created by the Office of English Language Program ...
6 Survival Tips for Multi-Level Classes
Some of the most difficult classes I have taught in my ESL career are those with students at multiple levels.
I have taught conversation classes, vocabulary classes, TOEFL prep classes, movie classes and several others that are made up of students from beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels and even beyond. I’m sure you have found like me that it can be tough to be in charge of one of these ...
But I’m a Teacher Not a Manager: Why You Still Need Good Classroom Management
Classroom management may not be a term you hear very often in educational programs.
Though many programs do offer some instruction on the subject, most people, myself included, find that not enough time has been given to the subject before graduation. Learning to manage a group of students is challenging, and many teachers find that when they really begin to learn it is after they walk into the classroo ...
7 Ways to Get Students to Collaborate in Interactive Writing
No man is an island.
And this couldn’t be more true of ESL students today. Learning English is more than a series of acquisitions that a student obtains alone. It’s more than a list of words or grammar structures that an individual must grasp in order to communicate effectively in English. Learning English is not an individual, solitary effort. It is a social process, one in which interactio ...
4 Ways to Get ESL Learners to Speak English outside the Classroom
English as a Second Language (ESL) students are among the fastest-growing groups in the nation’s K-12 public schools.
From the late 1990s to 2008, the number of ESL students jumped about 60% to nearly 5 million, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). That represented about 10% of the total student population.
Although the ESL population includes youngsters from countrie ...
Teaching ESL Online: Pros (There Actually Are Some) and Cons
Given that we are in the midst of a huge shift in society, one based more on electronic communication than face-to-face, the average teacher will probably be asked to teach an online class at some time.
It may be the teacher’s natural impulse to respond with a resounding “no.” After all, teachers usually go into the field mostly for the interaction with students. When I began teaching ...
What Is It? Top 10 Guessing Games for Young Learners
The crowd is roaring. They’re going mad with anticipation. Eyes are wide open. Hands are up. Soccer fans at the World Cup final? Nope. A group of young learners trying to guess the right answer.
Guessing games are engaging and make them think – the ideal way to practice key vocabulary and grammar.
Top 10 Guessing Games for Young Learners
Guess the Animal
Give students an animal f ...