Teaching English to Adults. Adult ESL instructors must be aware that their students’ learning styles differ slightly from those of children. According to studies, the ordinary adult is expected to be self-motivated and to have a clear goal in mind when learning a new subject or language. These two characteristics alone suggest that adult ESL … Read more
Teaching Grammar to ESL students. Teachers frequently shy away from grammar lessons because they are not fun to teach and can be immensely boring for the student. Before they can do anything, the students must sit silently and listen to a lecture on the present perfect, present simple, past participle, or whatever grammatical topic you … Read more
Vietnam has grown in popularity and it is now widely acknowledged as a safe place for ex-pats to live and work. The pleasant weather, inexpensive cost of living, vibrant culture, and gradual improvements in Vietnam’s infrastructure all attract ex-pats. These are some of my thoughts and experiences about living in Vietnam for the past 15 … Read more
This is a post about how Vietnamese students view themselves and the overall problems facing students and teachers alike.
Teach Easy. To make your life easier in the classroom (Public schools) it is advisable to have some tools available to help. Why? Classroom sizes in Vietnam are pretty big. You can walk into a class of 50 students every day. If you are not prepared you will be exhausted by days end. You need … Read more