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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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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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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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Laughter at Successful ESL Can Relieve your Students’ Stress

Many people are experiencing a great deal of stress during these uncertain economic times. Those with jobs wonder how long they will last, while the young people graduating from school face a difficult time finding a job that utilizes their … Continue reading

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Jokes and Their Place in ESL Teaching

  Jokes can be an important part of your teaching program. Scientists know that when people laugh, the body secretes hormones that make the person feel good. Don’t you want your ESL students to feel good about what they are … Continue reading

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Teaching the Present and Past Progressive Tenses

We have put special effort into providing plenty of practice after introducing the explanation of the grammar. The following paragraphs will briefly discuss the grammar and give some examples of practice activities. Continue reading

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Teaching the Subjunctive to ESL Students

If you mention teaching the subjunctive, most ESL teachers will try to change the subject. However, teaching the subjunctive is a lot easier than it seems at first glance. Continue reading

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Using “much” or “a lot of” with Count and Non-Count Nouns

There are sometimes, however, small clues that can make the language much easier. If they follow the simple suggestion explained in this article, then perhaps they will feel more confident about their speech. Continue reading

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Students Need to Learn About Tag Questions, Don’t They?

This article will suggest ways of helping ESL students to understand and use tag questions to confirm their understanding of what is being said. Continue reading

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Tips for ESL Student Teachers Ready to Choose a Job

Teaching English as a Second Language is an exciting and rewarding experience. Continue reading

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