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6 Peer to Peer ESL Activities and Their Benefits

There is a great deal of evidence proving the effectiveness of peer to peer education. What does this mean exactly? Essentially it is the idea that the teacher facilitates the beginning of a lesson but encourages a great deal of peer-to-peer correction (with the guidance and supervision from the teacher), strategizing, communication and teamwork among […]

EPIK: Passed The Interview? Now It’s Crunch Time!

Congratulations! You passed the interview with EPIK! Now, passing the interview does not mean that you got the job. Your documents have to get to South Korea before the application deadline before EPIK sends you the contract.  The deadline may be a few months ahead, but do not fall asleep! There are many applicants and jobs are […]

Teaching Pre-Advanced: Supplementing the FCE Oxford Textbook (Unit 8) With Communicative Activities and Authentic Material

Food is always a fun topic to teach English, especially if you have a very multicultural class. The best way to engage the students is to continuously bring the discussion back around to the food and restaurant experience in their country. You will be amazed at what you learn about cultural traditions and different students’ […]

Top 10 Total Physical Response Techniques for Online ESL Teachers

There is one common denominator that dominates the teaching criteria required by all online ESL companies, especially the ones geared toward teaching beginners and young students: Total Physical Response (TPR). This methodology involves a series of techniques that focus on using the body through gestures and facial expressions in order to facilitate understanding and solidifying […]

Teaching English Online: How to Build Your Own Clientele

Whether you’ve just been hired by an online teaching company or are branching out on your own, you need to approach your new teaching position as a personal business. Like any other business, teaching English online requires reaching out and selling yourself to students, building up clientele, and keeping them loving the service that they […]

Teaching English Online to Children: Dealing with Parents

When teaching young students online, particularly if they are beginners to the language or new to your classroom, it’s typical for parents to sit and watch. Often times, these parents will scrupulously dissect your lesson and leave pretty strong feedback. The expectations are high, and you are expected to deliver. Certain elements of teaching should […]