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Four Great Ways to Increase Student Talking Time in Your ESL Class

Four Great Ways to Increase Student Talking Time in Your ESL Class

Any good ESL teacher knows that an element of a successful class is a high student talking time, compared to a low teacher talking time. If you are new to teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, you might wonder why that is. Here are four reasons why student...

Brain Teasers Students Can Solve in Class

Brain Teasers Students Can Solve in Class

Test your logic by answering these questions, and have fun with your students! Don't worry, we've provided you with all the answers below, but no peeking, try to come up with a logical solution by yourselves and activate that grey matter. The brain teasers are divided...

What are Mind Maps and How to Draw Them

What are Mind Maps and How to Draw Them

Any good ESL teacher knows that an element of a successful class is a high student talking time, compared to a low teacher talking time. If you are new to teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, you might wonder why that is. Here are four reasons why student...

Tips to Manage Your ESL Class

Tips to Manage Your ESL Class

Test your logic by answering these questions, and have fun with your students! Don't worry, we've provided you with all the answers below, but no peeking, try to come up with a logical solution by yourselves and activate that grey matter. The brain teasers are divided...

Cooler Activities for Winding Down

Cooler Activities for Winding Down

Drawing mind maps is a powerful graphic technique that increases the potential of our mind. Drawing these maps can be applied in every aspect of our lives to improve learning or clearly define the goals that are ahead of us. With advances in science and medicine, we...

10 Tips Teachers Can Give Their Students to Help Them Study at Home

10 Tips Teachers Can Give Their Students to Help Them Study at Home

Children often fail to adopt healthy studying habits and take responsibility for their schooling, which is usually most noticeable when they move to secondary school. There is so much a parent can do, so it is important that the youngsters get proper guidance from...

Howโ€™s Your Board Work?

Howโ€™s Your Board Work?

Whether you want something soothing to calm students down at the end of class, or are looking for something to get noisy students under control, a cooler activity is just what you need. Fun games and noisy tasks are all well and good, but sometimes what you need is an...

Teaching Tips: Activities for Pair-work

Teaching Tips: Activities for Pair-work

Classroom management is one of the elements of an ESL class that teachers, especially new ones, struggle with the most. If you think about it, managers in a company usually donโ€™t find that managing their staff is an easy task; thus, good people management skills are...

The Two Sides of Classroom Management for Very Young Learners

The Two Sides of Classroom Management for Very Young Learners

Being the teacher means having to play two roles simultaneously: the warm caregiver and the stern taskmaster. Knowing how to balance the two will mean the difference between a happy attentive class and chaos. During a kindergarten classย - or any class full of young...

ย 6 Favourite ESL Games and Activities to Use in Your Classroom

ย 6 Favourite ESL Games and Activities to Use in Your Classroom

In a learning English as a foreign or second language environment, games and other activities form a key part of your lessons. Any ESL teacher knows the value of using a few favourite ESL games and activities in the classroom. It is important to remember that...

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