Teaching Phonics to ESL Students.

ABC colored wooden blocks

What is Phonics? Phonics refers to the sounds of a language and includes how sounds are pronounced, how syllables or words are stressed, and intonation. If students learn early on what sounds each letter or combination of letters makes, it may help them improve their reading, listening, and speaking skills. In a nutshell, phonics is … Read more

Lesson Plans for ESL students | Cooking in the Classroom.

Food with numbers next to them for teacing English

Feed their stomachs then feed their brains. As an ESL teacher, I am always looking for different ideas and ways to get my teaching ideas out there. One of the joys of being a long-time ESL teacher is you are never stuck for an idea to use in the classroom. After 15 years I can … Read more

Essential Tech Tools for the ESL Classroom

Intelligent white board

My Essential Tech Tools for the ESL Classroom. After spending 15 years in Vietnam teaching, I have experienced a wide range of tech availability in the classroom. I have seen everything from high-end whiteboards like the one above to classrooms with just a fan. One thing I have learned is to make sure you are … Read more

How to teach ESL to Teenagers.

Teenagers in a Vietnamese classroom.

Teaching English to Teenagers. You may believe that teaching ESL to teens is more challenging than teaching English to children or adults. Common preconceptions are that because they are going through changes in their life they are less willing to learn. However, as an experienced EFL teacher of kids and teens, and adults in Vietnam, … Read more

How to Teach ESL to Adults

Adult learners in a classroom

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

How to Make Money teaching ESL |101

Ho Chi Minh City

Make Money Teaching English | 101. You can earn a lot of money teaching English as a second language, whether you’re searching for a side hustle or full-time employment. You have the option of teaching either online or in a classroom. Most teaching firms pay teachers a range of hourly rates, and I’ll show you … Read more

How to Teach Grammar to ESL Students.

Grammar scrabble word

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

What are the common problems of an ESL Teacher?

So you want to travel and teach English. Teaching English as a second language is a difficult but rewarding professional path. You must learn to adapt to your students’ demands as an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher. This frequently entails dealing with a wide range of issues in the classroom, many of which … Read more

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