How to Write an Effective ESL Lesson Plan

I’ll admit, writing out detailed daily lesson plans isn’t for every ESL teacher. Some people think better when they are flexible about how their classes unfold. However, I encourage everyone to write out at least a few carefully developed lesson plans when they first start teaching ESL in [...]

2017-10-12T08:13:06+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

Rules for Primary School Classrooms

On your first day in a new primary school classroom, it’s helpful to establish class rules. If you set guidelines, your students will always know what you expect from them, as well as what they should expect from you. Initially, I worried that my grade 1 and 2 students would have trouble [...]

2017-09-07T02:44:59+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments

5 ESL Topics to Get Your Students Talking

As an ESL teacher in China, one thing that we all struggle with on more than one occasion is getting our students to speak. I can recall countless stories exchanged between me and my fellow expat teachers involving a well-planned lesson brought to its knees by silence. Often, the problem [...]

2017-08-30T07:26:32+00:00 August 30th, 2017|Articles, Teaching|0 Comments
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