ESL Teaching Tips & Materials

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Overcoming 2 of the Most Common ESL Teaching Challenges

Worried about your huge class size or dodgy technology? Teacher Julia looks at how to overcome these common challenges in your classroom.
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Creating a Life Off Campus: Get More from Your Teaching Experience

Advice from Todd Squitieri on making the most of your time abroad by getting off campus, chasing experiences, and interacting with your community.
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How to Put Together an Awesome Lesson Plan Template

Stuck on lesson planning? Here’s how to create your own lesson plan template using a variety of styles so you can reduce your work and improve your lessons.

How to Speed Through a TESOL Degree Program and Get into a Classroom Sooner

TESOL master’s programs go much more smoothly if you prepare for them – here are some tips to ensure the process goes by quickly.
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5 Activities to Help You Teach Phonics & Improve Your Lessons

Phonics can be hard to teach even with native speakers – here are 5 activities to help improve your lessons no matter the age or level of your students.
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6 Fun Ways to Teach Vocabulary to Your English Students

Explore 6 awesome ways to teach vocabulary to your students regardless of experience or level!
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15 ESL Teaching Tips for New Teachers

View our list of 15 ESL teaching tips for new teachers if you’re looking to get into teaching English or just improve your current experience.
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Tips and Activities for Teaching ‘Can’, ‘May’, and ‘Must’ in Everyday English

Teaching words that behave differently depending on context is difficult – here are a few tips to improve your lessons when it comes to teaching can, may, and must.
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Teaching Verbs: 5 Activities to Improve Your ESL Lessons

Teaching verbs can be hard, especially if your students are non-native speakers. Here is an overview of how to approach your lessons, including which tenses to focus on + activities to help bring it all together!
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How to Teach Spelling: 7 Strategies to Improve Your Lessons

Teaching spelling is never easy, especially with young learners. We’ve put together 7 strategies to help you better plan your lessons and help your students.
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35 ESL Games to Help Your Students Learn and Have Fun

35 ESL games to help improve your lessons – broken into 7 categories and with titles and links, this is a great go-to list for teachers looking to up their game
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Teaching Vocabulary: 3 Fun Methods for ESL Teachers and Students

Looking for some fun ways to teach vocabulary? Here are 3 to help make your lessons more engaging and ensure your students have a fun time learning!
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What Is an ESL Recruiter and when Should You Use One?

Using an ESL recruiter can be invaluable for new teachers – here’s a guide to what they actually do and how they can help you land your dream teaching job.

Teaching Terminology: What Do ESL, TEFL, TESOL, EFL, CELTA, DELTA Mean?

Getting into English teaching and not sure which terms apply to you? Start here for a rundown of the most popular ones and how they are used in the industry.
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5 Things to Remember When Teaching English Pronunciation

Teaching English pronunciation is hard but can make a huge difference in how your students progress – here are 5 tips to keep in mind during your lessons.
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6 Interesting Assignments to Engage Online Students

Most online teachers struggle with engagement at some point in their career – here are 6 lesson ideas to get your students interacting again.
6 Smart Ways to Make Money on the Side for TEFL Teachers

6 Smart Ways to Make Money on the Side for TEFL Teachers

Looking to leverage your teaching skills to land a second jobs or side hustles to make more money – here are 6 ways to start.
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Preparing for Life After ESL

Former teacher, Kristine, shares some tips on how to prepare for transitioning from ESL to another field.

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