Busy Teacher's Top 10 ESL Articles in 2012

Busy Teacher's Top 10 ESL Articles in 2012

Andrei Zakhareuski
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Presenting our 2012 ESL Hall of Fame!

Top 10 BusyTeacher ESL Articles in 2012

  1. 1

    No, It’s Not Arbitrary and Does Make Sense: Teaching the English Punctuation System

    Did you know that you put in a comma in your writing whenever you take a breath? (I assume that means while reading aloud.) How about a period? Well, I guess that’s a deeper breath...

  2. 2

    Past, Present, Future: Teaching the Verb Tense System

    Verb tenses receive a lot of attention in English instruction—in fact, they receive perhaps more attention than any other aspect of grammar...

  3. 3

    ESL Teachers Beware: Are You Making These Mistakes in Class?

    No ESL teacher is perfect, no matter if you’ve been teaching for 20 minutes or 20 years (present company included!) Anyone can make mistakes, most of which are results of our trying too hard or being too impatient...

  4. 4

    How to Make Sure Your Reading Lesson Sticks: 9 Fun and Easy Activities with Post-Its

    Reading is one of the most important aspects of most English language teaching programs, but it can also be one of the toughest for you and your students...

  5. 5

    Excuse Me, Teacher, Can I Go to the Bathroom: Managing Interruptions

    You are probably familiar with the scenario: you at the front of the room, in the middle of lecturing on some important grammar point, when someone raises his hand...

  6. 6

    What Every Speaking Teacher Needs to Know

    Being an effective speaking teacher requires more than just talk. You need to know how to encourage your students to speak when they...

  7. 7

    Getting Kids Ready to Write: 4 Easy Strategies for ESL Teachers

    Putting a blank piece of paper before someone and asking her to write can be intimidating, and the clean white page can actually hinder the words from coming...

  8. 8

    They Already Read It, But Did They Get It? 10 Ways to Check Reading Comprehension

    The process of reading, being able to connect semantic input with the letters on the page, does not mean much if language learners cannot understand what they have read...

  9. 9

    Too Tired to Teach? 7 Tips to Detox, De-stress and Regain Your Energy

    The alarm goes off, and you groan. Getting out of bed is a feat of sheer will. You love teaching, and you enjoy the time you spend with your ESL students – most of the time. But they are not the problem. The problem is that you are so tired...

  10. q

    Getting Them Excited: 6 Methods to Ignite Enthusiasm in Your Students

    Your class is a quiet class. Your students file in at the beginning of a session, quietly take their seats, obediently take notes, and then get up and leave at the end, also quietly. Sure, sometimes a student falls asleep, and there is the occasional flash of hostility between students, but that’s all okay in the balance, right, of such a quiet and obedient class? Well, no, actually...

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