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Surviving Subbing

For many TESOL teachers, the first step in their careers will involve substitute teaching. Subbing jobs can range from last minute fill-ins for single classes to short-term contracts to cover vacations or illness. While it can be stressful not to know where you will be teaching from one day or week to the next, making […]

Engaging Reading Activities For Your ESL Class

As many teachers know, ESL students struggle with reading activities, especially those that are reading out loud.  Reading activities can be fun! Here are a few different activities for engaging your students and helping them to love reading!  -Get the best training with the advanced 250-hour TESOL Diploma!-  

Lesson Planning Tips for New ESL Teachers

Lesson planning should follow ‘the rhythm of your class’ and your students’ needs. Finding this “flow” will require getting to know your students and the curriculum requirements of the school you teach at. You could get students who benefit greatly from structure or you could get students who need less structure. It is up to […]

Fun Activities for Teaching Beginners in Immersion Programs

Often teachers fall back on the direct method when teaching beginner students, as it is difficult to engage them communicatively when they speak little or no English at all. Well, think again! Beginner students can be engaged with such simple tools as photographs and cellphones, which teachers often struggle to tear students away from. This […]

Teaching Grammar: How to Elicit Function and Form

The idea of eliciting questions in TESOL is not necessarily to get students to produce the target language. It is to elicit the function and the form. So, for example, if the target language is wh-questions, the goal in the elicitation is not to get students to produce a wh-question, but to get them to […]