Articles and Tips
Why songs are fantastic learning tools and how to use them in the
preschool and primary ESL classroom.
Your Child English
How to teach your child English and make it fun. For parents and
private tutors. Don't blow it before you begin, and bear in mind that
your child is not a parrot!
Benefits of Using Drama To Teach ESL or EFL
Many good reasons to use fun plays and skits in teaching and some tips
on how to do it.
A preschool resource review from Rosina Reyes, who teaches
classes as well as her own children.
What can you do when you have an ESL class with students at extremely
divergent levels? Don't panic! This article will show you how to make
the most of your class time through ESL multilevel activities and
games, without leaving your beginners lost, or your advanced students
bored. Concrete examples of games you can use in class
The five golden rules of good classroom management. There are plenty of
theories, techniques and strategies out there but when it gets down to
actually being in the classroom, nothing will serve you better than
earning the love and respect of your pupils. These golden rules tell
you how to do that.
Pronunciation Tips - Short Article
A summary form of the longer article The Hows and Whys of Teaching
Hows and Whys of Teaching Pronunciation
Many ESL teachers and textbooks skirt around the issue of
pronunciation. Avoid making the biggest mistake of trying to teach
pronunciation through vocabulary and instead look at practising
phonemes through games.
to Use Games with EFL and ESL Learners
Avoid some basic pitfalls when using games with EFL or ESL learners.
Student reactions may not be what you expect.
Teaching Tips to Solve Common Classroom Problems
A look at how to deal with common problems such as being pushed for
time to prepare, coming up with fresh ideas, students arriving late,
activities falling flat or fizzling out earlier than expected, boring
textbooks and other common issues ESL teachers face.
to Appeal To Your Students' Different Learning
A look at activities that allow you to reach all ESL learners, whether
visual, auditory and the often neglected tactile and kinaesthetic.
ESL Games Help With Difficult Classroom Situations.
Examples of games that help deal with the "silent period" that adult
beginners go through, irregular class attendance, different learning
styles and tension between class members, which can be common in ESL
ESL Teachers Use Games With Adults?
A look at how to approach games when teaching adult students and the
pitfalls to avoid.
English with Stories in the Preschool ESL Classroom
A useful resource for preschool teachers showing how to use stories as
a jumping off point for many ESL activities.
Preschool ESL: Tips and Ideas for Successful Classes
A discussion of why games and stories should be an integral part of the
preschool ESL classroom and valuable teaching tips for the ESL teacher
starting out with the preschool age group.
Grammar with Games in the ESL Classroom
shows games are fantastic for teaching English. Intrinsic motivation is
a particular benefit. Tips are given on how to pick games that suite
your students' needs and how to go about teaching grammar through games.
Children: Going Beyond Bribery
How to avoid needing to bribe your students into being motivated but
instead be more than a teacher to them and make them active learners
with movement, getting their hands "dirty", games and variety.
Children One to One: Tips to Make your Lessons Fun
Ideas on how to spice up a one to one lesson.
Top Reasons to Teach Children with ESL Games
ESL Classroom Games and Discipline - an Unhappy Marriage?
Some very handy tips on classroom management including useful attention
grabbers for children.
Children with ESL Grammar Games
An ESL game for small groups diagnosed for use with any grammar.
Technology in the 21st Century Classroom
Integrating 21st century skills and technology in your ESL classroom -
even from your Teepee or Yak tent!
English language Games are Essential in a Teacher's Toolbox
A look at what teachers and pupils think of using games and when it is
most effective to use them.