There is some debate between teachers and even researchers that one way of teacher speech is better than others. Some propose not changing your speech rate, clarity, structure, or vocabulary, believing that learners need to hear real English speaking to improve. They consider this more of a natural way of language teaching.
Others say that students need to hear clear, slowed, conventional, understandable teacher speech to follow along and pick up the language. This is what we could call a more nurturing method of language teaching. In our blog today, we’ll discuss both sides of the discussion and in the end, you’ll have a better idea that works best for you and your learners.Read more
We’ve been writing a lot about online classes lately since that’s become the trend in 2020. More time at home has equated to more people investing their time and budgets toward self-improvement or professional development. In past blogs, we discussed how you can be better prepared for interviews with online ESL teaching companies, how you can submit a practical resume to these same companies, how to engage learners in online lessons, how to teach elderly students online, and even how to gain first-timers in your online classes. Today, we’re going to continue our online teaching tips for 2020 by showing you how you can keep students coming back.Read more
As online ESL teaching has become more common over the past years; almost exponentially so in 2020, students have more choices. With their choice of teachers and companies, students need to be able to see something different in you and how you manage the class. Moreover, if you want to keep them, they’ll need to see what they can gain from your lessons. Today’s blog will show you how to get those first-time students to stay with you. Read more