Articles for Teachers

15 Tips for First Time Teachers -- Jaesig
1. Lay down the law. An effective, productive classroom environment is one that has rules as well as consequences that are presented, displayed and briefly explained. Don’t just assume that every ...

How to teach English writing skills to adult learners -- Kate Bones
If you teach English as a second language, you probably know how hard it is to inspire students to start writing in English. That's mainly because writing is a skill that requires them to be ...

10 essential tips for teaching English as foreign language abroad -- Amelia
Teaching English abroad is probably one of the most rewarding experiences for teachers. Before jumping on such an opportunity, remember that it's also a great challenge. Teachers of English as a ...

How to Take Advantage of Mobile Technologies for Classroom Learning -- Anne Sampson
Today’s students are digital natives who are more likely to get engaged and prosper if given the chance to use mobile technology for learning. So if you’ve been thinking about implementing it in ...

Online Learning: Advantages and Disadvantages -- Joanne
The advancement of technology has made a lot of things that are previously impossible, possible. It has made communication and information very accessible for everyone. Technology continues to shape ...

Encouraging Students to Speak: Tips for ESL Teachers -- Zoe Anderson
Learning to speak English can be intimidating. No one knows this better than ESL teachers. Dealing with learners who are reluctant to speak because they are shy or self-conscious can be a challenge. ...

How to teach bilingual students successfully? -- Isabel Wiliams
An effective bilingual education is in its nature multidimensional and flexible in classroom instruction, organization the creation of a program aimed to reach specific objectives. Teachers facing ...

The Affective Filter -- Keith Brooks
Years ago I was teaching English in Korea when I noticed one student was staring at me like a deer staring into headlights. I was sure she was lost in the lesson. I then noticed her grades were ...

How to get a better English Teaching job -- Lily Ryan
One thing is certain – the current recession climate will only serve students of English to tighten their belts and reconsider private tutoring or taking language classes at all. Many companies ...

Teaching Reading -- Keith Brooks
Years ago I was teaching in Cambodia. During my morning prep time with several teachers it was revealed one teacher (not in the room at the time) was asking other teachers on how to teach reading. ...

"My Students are too Stupid to Learn" -- Keith
I never get angrier when I hear a teacher say this. Students are not too stupid to learn. The teachers, who say this, look at you and say that they (the students) just look at them with a blank ...
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