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We explained in the previous ESA blog how Harmer had realized that the ESA format would become predictable if that was the only type of lesson. Here we explore the other two types of format he suggested, what they involve and who they are generally for.

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What’s the best way to find out what your students know? Or, how much they’ve been paying attention, or what you need to revisit?

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ESA is a three-stage methodology where each of the letters represents a particular phase of the lesson. The first one being called the Engage phase, the second the Study phase and the final one the Activate phase.

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Developments in the study of Psychology starting from the 1950's led to new theories of learning. These theories were translated into new methods. One such method was called Suggestopedia. What does this method involve and how effective does it appear to be?

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Are you interested in teaching English in Thailand? ITTT TEFL course graduate Shirin moved to Thailand to teach English and shares her experience in this blog post article.

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It has been noted that the function of the brain is separated into two sides (hemispheres) commonly known as the left and right brain. What specific functions are included in the two sides of the brain and how did this information become incorporated into a mainstream ESL teaching methodology.

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What are some of the most important reasons for planning our lessons? Covering these ideas will then inform us as to what we should actually put on our lesson plan. In this blog post, we cover both these aspects of lesson planning.

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Methodology, Approach, Method and Technique, what are all these terms and how do they relate to my teaching ESL in the classroom? We take a look at these concepts and explain their meaning.

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The receptive skills of reading and listening, generally get less attention than the other skills of speaking and writing. Here we look at some of the reasons they are avoided and why e should overcome these fears.

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In this blog post, we will consider three different categories of speaking activity. For each we look at where each individual type is used and then look at some general ideas for delivering any of the three types of activity.

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