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Online Course Management System - FREE. Would you use it?

Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Mitchell Lee Feb 12. 7 Replies

I'd like to know how many teachers would use a completely free course management system , if offered here? Meaning, you can create a course there,…Continue

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Started by ddeubel in Websites / links / access to new resources / communities.. Last reply by Nadeem Nawaz Jul 16, 2019. 102 Replies

We are now in our 3rd edition of "Site of the Day"! Hundreds of the best sites for teaching/learning. See #1 and…Continue

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ABCs - Alphabet Resources or Ideas?

Started by NEWS NOW in Teaching and Methodology. Last reply by Amelia Meirizka Jun 20, 2019. 73 Replies

I guess the alphabet is our bread and butter.Got any good ideas for teaching it or using it…Continue

Tags: children, abc, kids, phonics, reading

Learning Designs

Started by Elise in Teaching and Methodology Mar 27, 2019. 0 Replies

I was wondering what you all thought of learning designs pertaining to English language teaching? What are the ways in which you design your lessons to achieve better learning in your students?Continue


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EAP Grammar Course Designing Headaches

Posted on January 8, 2010 at 5:28pm 2 Comments

I've just finished my first semester as a teacher of writing for an English for Academic Purposes program in China. As part of a group of 5 teachers here, our goals are to prepare students in China for transitioning to an American university after one year of study. Like many ESL teachers, I experienced groups of students in my classes whose English abilities cover a wide range of levels. Knowing that they need so much improvement before the enter the U.S. university system this fall, I feel… Continue

Joining the Conversation: My First Post

Posted on March 18, 2009 at 4:59am 1 Comment

The program I teach for is small program that is part of Humboldt State University in northern California. We get about thirty to forty students in our program and they are broken down by level and subject. For instance, we might have a Level 2/3 Speaking Class or a Level 3/4 Writing Class. This type of breakdown has some disadvantages though. Some students begin to expect that because you are teaching a "Grammar" class, for example, you shouldn't be integrating too much writing or speaking… Continue

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At 6:48am on October 14, 2009,
HI everyone!@ just would like to meet foreign educators here... I am also an EFL Instructor for two years now..
At 7:08pm on March 17, 2009, Ellen Pham said…
Hi Randy,

Welcome to EFL Classroom! I'm looking forward to reading more of your blog- is it your first year teaching EFL? And you are teaching at an American University? I'd love to hear more about your students and your teaching life. Here is the scoop on EFL- please don't hesitate to ask if you need help finding your way around:

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