Teaching English to BeginnersTeaching English to Beginners may seem like a challenge at the start, but these tips can help. You may find (like me) that this is your favourite level to work with!

1) Keep it Simple

Pay careful attention to your language in class. Use simple sentence structure, and avoid long explanations.  Try to use materials that are visually uncluttered, too. This will help learners focus on the key information.

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Scaffolding Teaching Beginners ESLTeaching Beginners requires skill, experience and compassion. In my opinion, it can be the most challenging of levels, but also the most rewarding. In this article, I am going to be talking about who beginners are, some of their unique challenges and needs as learners, and some strategies that we can use to enhance their learning experiences.

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Teaching Low Beginners TESOL StrategiesYou have just received a phone call about a new TEFL job! The only problem is, you have been assigned to a low beginner class, and you don’t speak your students’ languages. How are you going to teach them?

Don’t panic. It’s possible to get off on the right foot with some simple pictures, markers and paper, and good sense of humour.

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Teaching beginners simply the languageSimplifying the way we word the language of instruction, especially when teaching beginners, is very important. As teachers, we have to remember that we are talking to learners of the English language, not to native speakers. The more difficult the words are and the longer and more complex the sentences are, the less our beginner students will understand our instructions, or explanations.

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