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The Best Teaching Ideas for TEFL Teachers

Whenever you bring or use a technological device to the classroom, you can, by Murphy’s Law, expect it to malfunction in some way. In this blog we will consider what you should be aware of with different technologies and how you can be best prepared for their use in the classroom.

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The teaching of Business English has a number of differences from teaching regular classes in a school. The student groupings are often mixed and they will be learning English for a whole variety of reasons. In this blog we look at some of the do’s and don’ts of teaching BE.

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Discipline in the classroom is an important aspect of the overall rapport you build with your classes. In this blog we will look at some of the major factors that can affect how our classes behave.

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When using the ESA methodology, there are a number of lesson formats available. In the third of this series we look at a Patchwork lesson. What does a Patchwork lesson look like and for what level of student is it most appropriate?

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When using the ESA methodology, there are a number of lesson formats available. In the second of this series we look at a Boomerang lesson. What does a boomerang lesson look like and for what level of student is it most appropriate?

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In this blog post, we will look at an actual example of an ESA straight arrow lesson plan. We will include examples of the activities used and their purpose. You can adapt this plan to a variety of other uses and levels.

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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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Are you an English teacher and trying to find suitable material for your lessons? This blog post focuses on media influences in assisting with ESL learning.

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