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Re: Running an English Corner


The history of, and love it or loath it parts need serious updating or correction. Speaking as someone who lived in Tianjin and Chengdu in 2016-17....

Re: teaching esl to asian children (unmotivated students)


Very good point. Works well in some demanding situations....



Being an excellent teacher is never easy. Mistakes are committed from time to time as you try to figure out what teaching style and class management technique works best for you. This is understandable most of the time. However, there are some mistakes that can damage both your reputation as an inst...

Re: teaching without textbook or curriculum or degree, please help me!


Some of us have been think researching for years on how to do this. I have collected and created a number of activities and games....

Re: Games and activities for 11-12 year olds who can`t read or write English


1. Teach them to read. You have many very easy online phonic curricullums. Use them every class and start teaching them how to read. 2. Ask them about their interests, but most shy kids will give you nothing. Find out online or ask around what kids are into at their age. 3. Find fun course books int...

Re: Hard to handle Classes


6 and 7 year olds are my favorite to teach. The are loud and there to challenge you. 1. You need a ROUTINE. Kids want to know what to expect EVERY class. Have the class the lesson plan, just add new material each class. They will know what to look forward to. 2. You NEED to simulate all their learni...

Re: teaching without textbook or curriculum or degree, please help me!


To make your life easier, get a course book and use it as the curricullum. In addition to the course book, you can teach the man anything you notice that needs fixing for his level. (SA) Working with those lower levels, a good course book is smart....

Re: How to teach GERUND (PPP Model)


Mary, Here is a link from Azar on Grammar on the use of the Gerund: This should help you in developing your power point....

How to teach GERUND (PPP Model)


I want to write up a lesson plan in PPP model but am not sure how to. I am drawing blank when it comes to the gerund. I would need a good warmer idea to set the theme for the lesson. then I would move on to the Presentation part 1 to present the targeted language in text, but I would like this to be...

Re: ESL student newspaper


Casey, Congratulations on wanting the students to develop an ESL Newspaper. Here is my suggestion: Determine what the interests are for your ESL Students regarding the different roles in the Newspaper Publishing process (news writer, editor, sports writer, etc. ) and then have each one go out on the...