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How to Develop Student Self-Efficacy

How to Develop Student Self-Efficacy

Student self-efficacy is a fancy term which educators use when talking about students’ confidence and belief in their ability to learn something. A student with strong self-efficacy learns quicker and is more confident using English than a student who does not believe...

Why You Should Include Activities in Your Classroom Instead of Games

Why You Should Include Activities in Your Classroom Instead of Games

ESL classes are meant to be fun. They’re often an additional class that your students take outside of their regular school classes, so it’s good if you can make the classes fun and enjoyable for them. That way, they won’t mind coming to them during the hours they...

Discipline in the Classroom: 5 Things the Teacher Has to Know

Discipline in the Classroom: 5 Things the Teacher Has to Know

Children and teenagers do not like discipline, and therefore often refuse to obey and follow the rules. To avoid the problem of poor discipline in the classroom, it is necessary to determine the rules of behaviour in the classroom. There is no teacher who hasn’t faced...

Digital Stories in English Teaching and Learning

Digital Stories in English Teaching and Learning

Digital stories represent an extremely effective tool in the English language learning. In combination with computer animations in younger classes, especially with students aged 7 to 10 years, acquisition of simple knowledge and skills is improved, as well as basic...

Top 5 Problems When Teaching EFL

Top 5 Problems When Teaching EFL

Any classroom, whether you are teaching in Taiwan or Guatemala, has its set of challenges and problems when teaching EFL. If you haven’t taught before and came across this article in preparation for teaching EFL, then this might sound scary: There isn’t a way to avoid...

14 Things To Do To Improve Your Teaching

14 Things To Do To Improve Your Teaching

Getting your certification doesn’t mean that you know how to teach, just like having years of experience doesn’t mean you can’t improve. Even though this sounds negative, you can view it in a positive light by knowing there are many fun ways to develop professionally....

Using Multimedia in Classroom Teaching

Using Multimedia in Classroom Teaching

Today, it is normal that students in elementary school, high school, and university learn English. However, standard methods of teaching are often not enough. Can teachers successfully incorporate multimedia into their classes and if yes - how should they do that?...

Teaching English Online: The Beginner’s Guide, Part Two

Teaching English Online: The Beginner’s Guide, Part Two

In the first part of this article, we looked at the perks and pitfalls of teaching English online and introduced some different styles of classes you can use. Continue reading for more tips on how to build a successful online teaching career. Three Choices for...

Teaching English Online: The Beginner’s Guide, Part One

Teaching English Online: The Beginner’s Guide, Part One

It's estimated that roughly 1.5 billion people are learning English as a second language (for everyday use) or as a foreign language (to use for pleasure, holidays or work). An increasing number of people are learning and practising their English online rather than in...

English Pronunciation: How to Teach It and Why

English Pronunciation: How to Teach It and Why

In today’s world, English has become an international language that people from all parts of the world use to communicate with one another. To enable their students to use and produce this language effortlessly and smoothly, it is important that teachers include...

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