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Make Mine a Double: Why You Should Double Dip When Teaching Content in English (and How to Do It Right)

Make Mine a Double: Why You Should Double Dip When Teaching Content in English (and How to Do It Right)

The days of isolating grammar from speaking from reading in ESL classes are waning. Language learning does not happen so compartmentalized, and teachers who realize this and teach multiple aspects of language simultaneously will see the positive effect it has on their students. I have taught straight grammar classes and I have taught classes that encompass multiple aspects of language. Personally, I fin ...
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Top 10 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation in ESL classes

Top 10 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation in ESL classes

Teaching pronunciation can be intimidating, especially if you are technically teaching other areas of the English language. But every ESL teacher should make pronunciation instruction a part of their class. Here are some top tips for teaching pronunciation to ESL students. Top 10 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation in ESL classes 1 Teach Listening First It is virtually impossible for students to p ...
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5 Great Ideas to Use Social Media in Your ESL Classroom

5 Great Ideas to Use Social Media in Your ESL Classroom

As we all know, social media is here to stay. Can you name someone who hasn't used it in one way or another? These computer-mediated tools are simply incredible. They allow people to create, share or exchange information, in addition to pictures or videos in virtual communities and networks. They depend on mobile and web-based technologies and include blogs, forums, networks, and many other on line site ...
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Great Techniques for Creative Writing in the ESL Classroom

Great Techniques for Creative Writing in the ESL Classroom

I'm sure you would all agree that teaching our ESL students writing skills is undoubtedly necessary. After all, it goes without saying that writing is a way to communicate as well. Business students alone have to deal with emails, reports, presentations, product descriptions and so on. And how about those who study English in order to further their studies in other countries ? They have papers, essays, ...
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How to Make Your ESL Lessons Irresistible for Kids: 7 Tips on What to Do and Not to Do

How to Make Your ESL Lessons Irresistible for Kids: 7 Tips on What to Do and Not to Do

I'd like all of you to think about the following question and if possible answer it truthfully. Do your kids enjoy the lessons you provide? Are they anxious for you to start the lessons and get their learning on? If the answer is yes, you are an awesome teacher but I'm sure even you can give your lessons an extra something. If the answer is sometimes, it's totally normal. I mean, we all have our days, bu ...
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Get Your Students Flipping: 10 Fun Ways to Use Reversi to Teach Grammar

Get Your Students Flipping: 10 Fun Ways to Use Reversi to Teach Grammar

Have you ever used the game Reversi or Othello, which is similar to the Japanese game Go, to teach grammar? This simple game has players flip tiles repeatedly to show either the black or white side. It may surprise you how versatile and easy to use this game is when teaching English to speakers of other languages. Here’s how to use it when you are teaching grammar. 10 Fun Ways to Use Reversi to ...
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Isn"t That the Rub? 8 Simple Games You Can Play with Just an Eraser

Isn’t That the Rub? 8 Simple Games You Can Play with Just an Eraser

Everyone knows you’re a busy teacher. If you weren’t, you wouldn’t be here looking for easy ideas to teach language to your ESL students. But just because you are busy doesn’t mean you have to be boring in class. That’s why this article is a great resource for you. Here are eight simple games you can do in class that don’t need anything other than an eraser – so ...
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