Having flexibility in the ESL classroom is essential as things can often change or be altered at the last minute. Staying ahead of this by being flexible is what makes a great teacher.
What to wear in the classroom can be a difficult decision. Traveling to a new country can be harrowing enough without thinking of what clothes to pack. There are many factors into picking which clothes to bring—climate, grade, school, location; how do you decide what clothes to pack with such limited space?
Language drilling ideas are not always easy to come by, especially finding ones that are new and innovative. It is common practice when teaching a different language to give a sentence pattern or grammatical practice and ask the students to practice said sentence structure with a partner in a dialog.
Classroom management for adult students can be a tricky road to walk. One of the benefits of teaching adults is that you don’t have to constantly deal with discipline and class management the way you do with kids.
The oral English assessment is an important part of students’ education. It is easy to put together an English test, however, it can be challenging knowing how to tie all your lessons together in an oral English class.
Introducing some ESL Christmas activities over the festive period is a great way to stir up some festive cheer with your students. With Christmas just around the corner, you’re probably feeling the need to incorporate the holiday into your ESL lessons.
Handling conflict in the ESL classroom will be part of your job as an educator. Teaching your students life skills such as compassion and conflict resolution is just as important as teaching the nuts and bolts of the English language.
Using movies in the ESL classroom can be a great way to engage your students and provide a juicy topic for discussion. However, it has to be used in the right way so that you don’t end up with students viewing this as a time to relax.