Category: Teaching English (Page 1)

Articles about teaching English as a Second Language (ESL)

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Aptis Speaking Part One- Preparation Tips New Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: Exam Traps and Tricks
How to prepare for and teach Aptis Speaking Part One personal questions
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Teaching pronunciation through body language and gestures Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: Phonetics
How teachers and students can use their bodies to make English sounds easier to pronounce and remember.
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The big list of classroom language with gestures

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Nearly 100 classroom instructions and explanations that can be accompanied by gestures, with descriptions of how teachers can use their bodies.
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Using body language and gestures to teach grammar

Category: Teaching English Topic: Learning and Teaching
Ways for teacher and students to use their bodies to present and practise grammatical forms such as tenses, modal verbs and passive voice
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52 TPR grammar games

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Using movement to practise grammatical forms such as Present Continuous, prepositions and future tenses.
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How to teach British and American English Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
The most important differences between UK and US English, and the best ways to present and practise them.
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How to teach British and American times, dates and numbers Pinned

Category: Teaching English Topic: Varieties and Dialects
Differences in British and American times of day, dates, large numbers, units, etc, with teaching ideas and classroom activities
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How to teach British and American spelling and punctuation

Category: Teaching English Topic: General
Teaching tips and classroom activities for colour/ color, kilometre/ kilometer, commas in lists, and other British and American spelling and punctuation differences.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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