Free Alphabet Video for ESL Teachers in Vietnam.

Is Teaching The Alphabet still Relevant? In my opinion, a big fat yes. Just like a well-constructed house needs “good foundations”, an ESL student needs good linguistic foundations’ for their second language. In addition to learning to identify and name the letters both in and out of order, students also need to learn the sounds … Read more

Is Learning the Alphabet Still Important for ESL Students?

Pixelated ABC logo

The Importance of the ABC. Do you still think teaching the alphabet is worthwhile or just an excuse to fill in time in the classroom? Do you get sick of hearing the sing-song of the young students attempted at the ABC and then appalled when they can’t say it without singing? I think the ABC … 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

Tips for Using Songs in the ESL Classroom.

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Using Songs in The ESL Classroom. Music can be used in English classes in a variety of ways. It provides numerous advantages for both the teacher and the pupils, including boosting memory and focus, stimulating learning, and, most significantly, making learning enjoyable. Nothing makes a teacher happier than seeing their kids laugh and grin while … 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 Teach Grammar to ESL Students.

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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

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