ESL Educators Guide: Teaching & ESL

This month’s ESL Educators Blog Carnival is an open discussion for our participants. I’m opening this page up to my readers as well, so if you’ve got an interesting ESL article that you’d like to share, please get in touch with me via the Contact Page and I will add your URL, a short blurb about your article and an author box to this post. Continue Reading →

TEFL Courses Explained – Why You Should Take A TEFL Training Course To Teach Abroad

Just because you speak English fluently doesn’t mean you understand the mechanics of how the English language works. A good TEFL course will give you the basics that you need to become a successful and skilled educator. TEFL courses are a necessary part of teaching English abroad today. Continue Reading →

Teaching in China: 12 Tips for Your First Weeks Living Abroad

Thinking of teaching in China? The ESL industry in China is booming and the demand for qualified ESL teachers is going up every day. Here are 12 tips for your first few weeks teaching and living abroad in China. Continue Reading →

The Importance of Recycling Vocabulary

Teaching vocabulary can be a challenge for new teachers. Most are quick to assume that once a new word has been taught, it has also been learned and will be remembered. Most new teachers don’t realize vocabulary needs to be continuously recycled. Students will likely forget vocabulary if they don’t encounter these words on a regular basis. Here are three useful strategies for recycling vocabulary: 1. Make a vocabulary board for your classroom. Post new vocabulary on the board each Continue Reading →

The Ultimate Harry Potter Challenge

With all the hype surrounding the latest Harry Potter book and movie, my students seem to be talking about nothing else. I’ve used this conversation lesson over the past week to generate team spirit and conversation in English. My advanced junior high school students haven’t stopped talking about it! Time: 2 hours. It depends on how many challenges you wish to use. Level: This lesson works well with large groups of 15 to 30 students in upper-intermediate or advanced level Continue Reading →