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.

Kids laughing

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.

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

How to use Gamification in the Classroom.

games in the classroom

What is Gamification? Gamification is the process of turning a classroom and normal activities into a game. It is a basic concept that uses a practical, applied, and totally hands-on approach to learning to increase student engagement, modify views and attitudes and develop abilities. It necessitates imagination, teamwork, and fun. There are a variety of … Read more

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