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Task-Based Learning in the Business English Class

Task-Based Learning is a teaching methodology that is particularly useful for students learning English for business purposes. Focusing on real-world scenarios, rather than hand-holding through mechanical grammar tasks, empowers adult learners by boosting their confidence and showing them that it’s better to go for it and make a mistake than sit back and be silent. […]

Task-Based Learning: 5 Activities for Teaching English to Young Learners

The Task-based Learning approach works great with young learners because it allows children or teenagers to communicate while they remain active. In this blog, we will show you 6 Task-based learning activities for teaching English to young learners. -50% OFF TEYL! Save $100 on the 20-hour Teaching Young Learners course when you register in the […]

6 Tips on How to Use Task-Based Learning with Young Learners

Task-Based Learning makes lessons more fun and the content more memorable. While it might be a bit more challenging to develop and explain tasks to your youngsters, there is (almost) always a way to tweak an activity to be appropriate. After all, most kids love the challenge of solving a good puzzle, and it’s always […]

5 Fun Task-Based Learning Activities

The Task-Based Learning approach focuses on the acquisition of language through relevant, applicable tasks that take place in a relaxed, positive environment.  The best way to experiment, learn more about, and eventually perfect the Task-Based Learning approach in the classroom is to do it.  Here are 5 fun activities to help you get started with […]

Using Total Physical Response for Teaching English Online

Teaching English online has become all the rage in recent years. Students are quickly grasping at the opportunity to learn from the comfort of their own home, often one-on-one with a teacher across the world. Companies offering online education are popping up left and right across the world, leaving many teachers tempted by the ease […]

5 ESL Games for Teaching Reading and Listening Skills

Students get a bit stressed with reading and listening activities. I don’t blame them: it’s hard. I imagine it’s incredibly frustrating to be forced to read something or listen when you don’t understand a majority of the words. Luckily, there are a few tricks to make these aspects of English class less painful for everyone […]

ESL Games for Teaching Speaking and Writing

Speaking is certainly the most complicated part of learning a language, and this typically presents the biggest challenge for learners. In many schools, students are taught to recite robotic sentences and are often uncomfortable when presented with casual, everyday speaking situations. Likewise, ESL learners do not always get the chance to practice expressing their views, […]

ESL Games for Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary

As teachers, we want the English skills that students learn to really stick with them. ESL games are a great way to commit grammar and vocabulary to memory and enable students to use them beyond the weekly quizzes. While many students may request hangman, try to think outside the box and offer games that keep […]