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Learning Communities

Started by Allan Richards in Teaching and Methodology Oct 27, 2017. 0 Replies

Hey everyone!I am new to the forum and am curious how you feel learning communities benefit educators when it comes to developing a collective responsibility as educators. Do you feel a forum like…Continue

ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 19, 2017. 74 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Top 5 Game

Started by susie silver in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 17, 2017. 14 Replies

Hi David Maybe its obvious to some but I'm not sure how to play and I also want to create a top 5 game as well. What is the point of it. There are always 5 answers. Do the students guess according to…Continue

Tags: 5, top

Use of L1 in the ESL classroom

Started by Evanthia Pogiatzi in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by ddeubel Sep 10, 2017. 4 Replies

Hi people, i'm doing a research on whether is good for English language teachers to use the L1 of the students or the target language (English) when teaching in the classroom. So i would really…Continue

Tags: teaching, methodology, language, l1




December 2014 Blog Posts (8)

Free Taboo Game Cards for A1&A2 Levels

         Sometimes, learning English can be challenging and  frustrating.  Learners can consider the process as an obligation which  they have  to go on for their targets. Then, you (as a teacher) start to  see bored  faces in your classes.

         As a   teacher, I have experienced it so many times that I have  been trying hard to make learning more enjoyable and more…


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Standardized Learning

One conclusion I've come to after years teaching - testing and assessment are poorly used as a way for students to learn.

This is curious and unfortunate because students for the most part DO get motivated and energized through tests and quizzes. The pickle is, the way they are designed doesn't make the test a learning experience and rather is meant to trick students.  I'm calling for all teachers to…


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*NEW Basic TESOL Certificate Course

I've recently overhauled and improved the Basic TESOL Certificate Course.

It is now on a new page, much better presented and easy to use for all teachers - those looking for first certification or experienced teachers…


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The PRESENT is your present

present Wishing everyone a great holiday season with loved ones.

I'll be spending a beautiful warm Xmas this year in my new adopted home Guatemala. It's been a long time since I had a warm Christmas but brings back memories of my last one. 

I had the luck to spend a lot of time in Corsica, France while teaching in Europe and Canada. Months every year, with…


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Learning English with Pleasure: Alternative Ways

Grammar books and multiple exercises are, without any doubt, a good old-fashioned way of studying English. At the same time, let’s face the truth: it’s nothing but a piece of hard work to you. However, learning languages doesn’t have to be just another complex task on your life path. You can enjoy the process while gaining necessary experience and knowledge. All you need is to know the interesting ways of learning English and there are many of them.

Movies and TV…


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Letters To Santa

This is a great activity for Christmas!  Why  not have your students write a letter to Santa! 

Here's a nice template.

Two options.

They can either write…


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free games for esl


I have been using Articulate Storyline to create game like quizzes for three years. However, there are so many games that I thought that it was a good idea to share them in a blog. So, I want to introduce you  Games4ESL . In this new blog, it…


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