Category Archives: Tips for Teachers

A Fun Way to Deal With Prepositions

If you can get your esl students participating in an activity that has them using English grammar in everyday situations, they will learn quickly and remember what they learned. Continue reading

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ESL Student Teachers Ready to Start their First Job

You have arrived at the location of your new English second language teaching position. Your first class of teens and adults begins tomorrow morning. You’re feeling nervous, excited and a little overwhelmed by your new surroundings. Continue reading

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Verb Tense Review

English Students and teachers often want to review the verb tenses. Continue reading

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English Second Language Storybooks Spark a Student’s Imagination

The storybooks a teacher uses may be a part of the curriculum or they may be supplementary. Continue reading

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Building English Language Confidence in Children

Every classroom group is different. Try any or all of these suggestions and adapt them to your style of teaching. If they help even one student in your classroom to feel more confident, then any changes you have made have been worthwhile. Continue reading

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Motivating Young Children During Difficult or Boring Subjects

If you are teaching specific sounds or rhyming words, make up or use a program that offers meaningful examples of what you are teaching. Use examples that are fun so the children can enjoy repeating them. They will learn if they are enjoying the lesson. Continue reading

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Motivating the Children’s First ESL Lesson of the Day

You are ready for them to begin their first lesson of the day. This is their best learning time. Continue reading

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Introducing Frequency or Mid-Sentence Adverbs

Adverbs tell us more about the verb – they refer to how often something happens. Continue reading

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Games for Children’s First ESL Lessons

It is difficult to find activities other than songs, that keep children interested and participating. Continue reading

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Hints for Dealing with Children Who Interrupt and Disturb Others

This article suggests several solutions that might help the student and everyone in the classroom. Continue reading

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