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cartoon of five toddlers of multi ethnic origin

A super-experienced English teacher wrote in with his problems teaching toddlers English.

Problems teaching toddlers in China

First of all I just want to thank you for all the teaching content over the years. I am a great fan. I have a problem and I really hope...

10 Jul Shelley Vernon No Comments
bored, tired language students learning passively

Have you tried being a language student lately?

Share the stage!

Many teachers give teacher-centered lessons or lectures. The teacher is animated, talking, explaining, and writing on the board. In the meantime, the students are sitting, listening passively. Sitting for...

09 Jul Shelley Vernon 2 Comments
bored student with books, falling asleep

EFL Teachers often ask me how they can "fill up" a whole day of English. The idea of teaching students in a stimulating way for hours on end is daunting! Let's hear from this EFL teacher:

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03 Jul Shelley Vernon No Comments
teddies waving hello and the word hello as concepts to teach preschoolers

Hello Teachers,

An English teacher in Tianjin, China asked me how to teach the following four words to preschoolers aged 3-5.

Hello Bye bye Ball Hand

Whenever possible, demonstrate vocabulary words with gestures. Using gestures makes a word more real,...

29 Jun Shelley Vernon 2 Comments

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