The Best Of ESL Teaching Advice Articles

Roll up! Roll up! ESL teachers one and all, whether you are fresh into teaching or you are the grand master of ESL, we can always learn new tricks and grow as teachers. We have cherry picked our best ESL teaching advice articles to share with you wonderful people. 

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Tips for teaching young learners

Are you just starting out as a teacher and heading lightning speed into a class of young learners? Or maybe you have been teaching for a while but you only have experience with adults. We all hear the horror stories about how those little munchkins can soon become those little satanic beasts. Here is a little help from us about what you should and shouldn’t do.

Tips for teaching large classes

Certain areas of the world are very populated and have a high demand for English teachers, this means often filling classrooms with large amounts of children. A terrifying thought right? Calm yourself young grasshopper, we are here to help. Read our tips about how to deal with such classes and you should be well on your way to being a great teacher.

Tips for getting along with your co-teacher

A co-teacher can be an extremely wonderful asset to the ESL classroom. Your constant wingman, your right hand, totally team teacher. This is a person you do not want to get on the wrong side of, they can make or break your teaching experience. We are here to advise you on how you can create harmony between you and your co-teacher. Establishing that good working relationship is paramount to a successful teaching experience.

How to choose a good ESL reading assignment

ESL teachers can oftentimes find that the focus of a school leads heavily on the speaking and listening aspects of learning. We are here to put an end to such madness. Whilst speaking and listening are indeed of high importance, let us not forget the reading aspect of learning the English language. Here are some tips on how to find a good engaging reading assignment.

Top 10 ESL ice breakers

You enter the classroom for the first time, clear your throat and introduce yourself. In you go with the first part of your lesson plan and you are met with blank faces and total silence. Nightmare. Avoid such folly by using an ice-breaker to help melt away that awkward tension that comes with a first class.

What to focus on in ESL reading

Our previous point looked at how to choose a good reading assignment, however once it is chosen you need to know what parts to focus on and what not to. We have given you our advice about where you should be looking in a reading assignment.

Resources for teaching the present perfect tense

Grammar! The word alone can sometimes bring goose bumps to the skin of teachers, but it really isn’t as bad as you may think. Teaching grammar is essential for the student’s growth in learning English. Here are some of our top resources to aid you in teaching the present perfect tense

10 tips for your first day of school

A lot of teachers describe their first day of teaching as a little disastrous. Teachers tend to put a lot of pressure on themselves to deliver the perfect first lesson; the truth is this rarely happens. There is always room for improvement in most lessons. Here are 10 tips to help you get through that first day and leave you feeling like you breezed through it

And there you have it, a collection of Reach To Teach’s best ESL articles to help and guide you through different aspects of being an ESL teacher. Looking to start your journey? Visit our applications page here.

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