A wide variety of textbooks are available for TESOL classes but while they provide a healthy income for publishers, do they really serve the interests of the learners? Could it be that they just provide an easier path for teachers rather than providing a solid ladder for students?
Too much teacher talk can be counter productive. It can waste a lot of time and add little or nothing to the lesson. Getting the balance right is important.
Before you jump into a TESOL or TEFL course, it’s important to look carefully at the different course providers and their offers.
TEFL / TESOL Teaching Practice in China (Qingdao) Would you like to do your TEFL / TESOL teaching practice in China (Qingdao) and obtain a teaching practice certificate? Come to Qingdao for your teaching practice internship once you have completed your TESOL Direct course! Qingdao is located on the east coast of China. It is a […]
Assessing the language level of ESOL EFL students Many new teachers are uncertain how to assess the language level of ESOL-EFL students and this can certainly be a difficult thing to do accurately. In order to establish this it is often necessary to run a placement test of some sort so that students end up […]
How to prepare ESOL EFL lesson plans Should we always prepare ESOL EFL lesson plans? Somewhat surprisingly to me, some people say: They are generally a complete waste of time! I don’t want to be tied to a lesson plan. A lesson plan restricts my freedom. Only people new to teaching need to prepare a […]
Photos can be used in many, many different ways in a TESOL/TEFL classroom for students of any age who are learning English.