Category: Teaching English (Page 1)

Articles about teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)

Teacher Article

How to teach British and American grammar

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
How to present and practise the most important grammatical differences between British and American English
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How to teach British and American functional language

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
Important differences in requesting, thanking, etc in the US and UK, including how to teach those differences.
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How to teach giving and asking for directions

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom activities for showing people where to go with "go straight ahead", "turn right", "take the second turning on your left", "opposite the station", etc.
Teacher Article

British and American body language and gestures

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
A guide to gestures and body language in the UK and USA, including differences and similarities, and comparisons to other countries.
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How to teach TOEIC Listening Part Two: Question Response

Category: Teaching English Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
Teaching tips and classroom practice ideas for the question-response tasks in TOEIC Listening Section Two
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How to teach present time expressions

Category: Teaching English Topic: Verbs and Tenses
Teaching tips, games and other classroom activities for "at the moment", "often", "once every two weeks" etc with Present Simple and Present Continuous.
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How to teach the language of feelings

Category: Teaching English Topic: Vocabulary
Teaching tips and classroom activities for the language emotions, from very young learners to advanced learners.
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How to teach past time expressions

Category: Teaching English Topic: Verbs and Tenses
Teaching tips and classroom activities for time expressions with narrative tenses and Used to.
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The best picture books for ESL young learners, and what to do with them

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
The top children's books for practising typical EFL language points, with interactive classroom activities for each picture book.
Teacher Article

The bluffer's guide to level checking

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
A quick guide to putting someone in the right level, giving a good impression, and finding out other vital information as you do so.
Teacher Article

Differences between British and American emails

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
Explanations of the differences between UK and US emails, including opening and closing British and American emails, and requests, apologies, instructions and job applications in the UK and USA.
Learner Article

Fitting learner training into your syllabus

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Making sure that students find out the best ways to improve their English outside the classroom without needing to diverge from your class's curriculum, with many ideas for interactive classroom activities on the topic of language learning.
Teacher Article

Favourites in ESL classes

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Stimulating and useful practice with one of the easiest and most motivating ways of getting lower level and younger students to talk about themselves in English.
Teacher Article

Word Impact Chart

Category: Teaching English Topic: Vocabulary
An article about using Word Impact charts to channel vocabulary according to a person's age, gender, work, and attitude.
Teacher Article

Teaching English to Students with Learning Difficulties (LDs)

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
How to teach ESL to to students with Learning Difficulties
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Sharing personal experiences in EFL classes

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Going beyond students chatting about themselves.
Teacher Article

First Lessons for Cambridge First Certificate (FCE) Classes

Category: Teaching English Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
How to make sure Cambridge FCE students get what they most need and the teacher finds out what you need to from day one
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The ESP approach - Theory and reality of needs analysis and course design

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Adapting the nice ideas of needs analysis and course design to the situations we actually teach in.
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The three keys to doing well in speaking exams

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
The three things students should concentrate on doing during their speaking tests.
Teacher Article

30 ways to get ahead in ELT publishing

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Tips for getting an advantage in the very competitive field of writing about English language teaching.
Teacher Article

70 easy TEFL articles that anyone could write at least one of

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Suggestions for useful and easy to write articles that any teacher at all could write at least one of.
Teacher Article

Getting published in TEFL - Why, what, where, and how

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Reasons why everyone in TEFL should publish at least something, then how to choose what to do and to go about doing it.
Teacher Article

Getting writing work from ELT publishers

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Four ways of getting to the point of being paid to write for publishers of English language teaching materials, with a detailed examination of two of them.
Teacher Article

Advantages and disadvantages of using authentic texts in class

Category: Teaching English Topic: Functions & Text
Using the positive aspects of authentic texts, getting rid of the negative aspects, and deciding when graded texts might be better.
Teacher Article

Fun classroom practice of collocations

Category: Teaching English Topic: Collocation
Stimulating activities for chunks of language