ESA Methodology of Teaching - Why Every Teacher Should Use It


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that is about it like i said today or as you can see today's topic esa that's what we're
going to talk about today hello fares from egypt oh thank you so
much for um asking how i'm doing i am doing good today i'm doing really really good um also marcia thank you very much
some of you might know i had some health issues um
but yeah it was at the beginning of the week monday and tuesday it was not so
pleasant uh also wednesday wednesday was pretty bad and then um yeah
thursday and today i'm doing well thank you very much
okay great so oh question here just curious where is
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work in an ict office i work in my home office so that's where i am in south korea um and i'm actually gonna do a
quick introduction about myself just real quick before we jump into it um
so you can for people who are new here who haven't seen me before my name is linda i am a travel writer and content
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us my mom is german my dad is american and yeah i've been based in south korea for
the past six years i also taught english in china before i came to korea
and taught full-time um at a private english kindergarten in south korea my
first year here and then i transitioned into teflon tesol marketing for itt but i still
teach english on the side different classes here and there i've also started i also started uh started teaching
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a lot of talking let me just get one sip of my coffee real quick
all right that's much better great so that's a little bit about
myself now moving on uh i want to ask you guys a question so
have you heard about the esa methodology of teaching before who has heard about
it you can just say yes and if it's completely new to you you can just say no in the comment section
so if you've heard about it just type yes if you have not heard about it is it if
it's new to you just say no so that i know what we're dealing with
today so yes or no have you heard about esa before have you
heard about esa before let me know
[Music] okay great so juliana says yes of course
i know you're already certified so good that you also remember that tiana
hi yes i'm in the middle of the course 220 hour one great forest also yes
good yes great good good i wonder if there's someone
who has not heard about it yet um don't be shy just let me know in the comments
because this is what today's session is about als is actually for someone who has not heard about it before i will
cover just the basics um what esa is what it is used for and also
the different types of esa le turg
oh faris yes le turk yes feti no and laura no haven't heard about
it okay great good so a good mix some people have heard about
it because they already took a course some people have not heard about it yet no problem because that's what today's
session is about today basically okay great um
good then esa methodology of teaching and why every
teacher should use it okay marcia is not sure good maybe if i keep talking you
remember it if you already took a course as well good okay so as you can see yes esa is a
methodology of teaching and it's one of the newer ones actually and one
that we also use in our tefl course um that we kind of use for our lesson
planning sections as well because we just think it is really really helpful
and um yeah why every teacher should use it basically that's what i'm going to talk
about next so first up yes as many of you already are typing in the comments i can see you
there esa stands for engage study and activate so there are three
phases in the esa method of teaching this method is really great for new and
unexperienced teachers but also experienced teachers alike but especially for new and unexperienced
teachers because they can just follow this structure follow this model
and it kind of just gives you the opportunity to conduct your classroom in
an organized and productive way and it also keeps the students interested motivated and eager to learn
more if done correctly that's basically the aim of it and what it stands for
okay esa engage study activate
so who came up with this methodology i didn't come up with it itt didn't come
up with it this guy came up with it jeremy harmer jeremy harmer is
i checked it on his own website he calls himself an elt writer presenter teacher and trainer
he first proposed this theory the esa theory in his book how to teach english
from 1997. that's where it first appeared the term and then it quickly caught on it became
very very popular and used pretty much all around the world for esl efl
teaching nowadays um his personal experience he taught english
as a foreign language extensively in both the uk and also in mexico and that's sort of
where he got his experience and got inspired to develop this theory and currently he is an online
tutor for the m a t cell at the new school in new york
and he has his own website he also has a couple of videos on youtube some
interviews so if you're interested in learning more about jeremy harmer you can google him you can check out his own
website i believe he also has um social media platforms you can even
maybe reach out i found an email address where you can actually contact him um and yeah you can buy the book it's on
amazon you can read it maybe that would be um quite interesting i actually haven't
read it i should read it maybe i'll order it and i'll read it as well but yeah this is jeremy harmer who created
this esa methodology so it's not a very old methodology 1997.
um and if you took a tefl course with us we also introduced other
teaching methodologies in there that came before the modern esa methodology
um and also basically the pros and the cons of each methodology and jeremy harmer he
kind of took all of these previous methodologies and took all the benefits
all the pros out of them um to create this new esa method that should be
or is aimed at being the most beneficial for um english as a foreign language so
there you go just a bit of background about esa before we jump into it
so let's look at um every phase in detail
what it means and what the purpose of this phase is and
some examples of uh activities you would do during that phase of um
studying or teaching good
so first up we have the engage phase so that is the phase that you would start your lesson with the engage phase the
aim of this phase is basically to get your students ready to participate in
the lesson that's the gauge phase is the first basically contact you have with your students that day at the beginning
of the lesson so it also aims at getting your students talking and thinking in english because
if you teach english as a foreign language in a another country um they
obviously don't use english in like their outside of the classroom basically right in their free time or in their
regular life normally um so it takes if you learn a foreign language
you know this it kind of takes some time to just get into the other language
um so the engage phase really just aims at kind of turning that switch on in your
students brains to okay now is english time so start thinking
and speaking in english so that's the aim of the engaged phase also the aim can be to elicit the
meaning of different words vocabulary or topics that you will cover in the lesson
to sort of get them warm for what's about to be taught and
also it's aimed at including all of the students in the activity so in the
engaged phase you should really engage all of the students give all of them a chance to
talk or just yeah turn that switch on for everybody if that makes sense
okay so some possible activities that you can do in an engage phase and there's so so
many more obviously maybe some of you guys can name some other activities that you could do in an engaged phase other
than what i've listed here but these are pretty common ones like showing pictures or even sometimes movies for example
or magazine magazines and pictures and stuff so showing pictures and then ask them hey
what do you see what are the people doing in the picture and stuff like that um then realia
what is realia just real life either objects or it could also be like
a newspaper article for example then we have contrasts
this works especially well if you're introducing like for example adjectives or the topic of
um comparing so like you could show a picture of two different people
and then one short one's tall so they learn oh person a is shorter than or
taller than person b and so on so that works really well you could also do
miming and acting activities where either you or students mime and act out
different things and the kids have to think and yell out what you're miming or
acting um or also just simply answering questions for example like what's the
weather like today look outside what do you see how is the weather what does the sky look like just simple questions can
also do it or like discoveries class discussions of any sort so discoveries
like could be the news or anything depending on what kind of class you teach so like um if you teach more like an english
science class you could you know pick some kind of recent discovery that was made and have like a discussion about that um
anything really so if there's something um that you feel also fits really well in the engaged phase let me know in the
comments real quick before i move on to the next one but this is the engaged
phase and the engage phase is so so important i think a lot of teachers um
tend to maybe just skip it and they go right to okay open your books let's go down let's study you know but the
engaged phase is so important um and really makes a difference in your classroom and in your students so you
should never skip it even if it's just 5 or 10 minutes long
it shouldn't be much longer than that it depends you know how much time you have how long your lesson is how long your
class time is but um even just five minutes or ten minutes of these activation things to
turn the switch on really really make a big big difference
all right fiti can we encourage students to ask questions to raise their curio curiosity
about the topic as in reading test texts uh can we encourage students to ask
questions yes you can also sure you ask a question have them ask
questions back ask questions to each other yeah that's also really really great
oh great example liturg listening to music yes that's also really really great have them listen to music maybe
then describe um you know what kind of feeling they get when they listen to
that song for example yeah you could play a sad song then they would say oh it makes me feel sad happy song makes me
feel happy if you teach emotions that would work really really well that's a great example yeah
for sure awesome yeah that's good stuff good stuff does anybody have another good
idea listening to music i like that that's really great
oh that's a good point thank you tiana so tiana says the engage phase or engage is about getting the student talk time
higher than the teacher talk time yes that's a good point so in the engage
phase you as a teacher don't want to be talking too much you want to give the
students the opportunity to to talk more and think in english and
yes that's a good point marcia says we can use graphic
organizers at the beginning of the lesson too yes that's good depending if especially
if you teach like a business english class i would imagine if you show some kind of graphics graphs of you know like
some kind of uh depending on what industry you teach but like the change in you know some kind of
spending or some kind of industry changes totally that would work really really well
so yeah you can really adapt this obviously according you would adapt this according to you know what the aim of
the lesson is the level of your students obviously yes yes we can use a spider map yes you can
do like uh brainstorming on the board absolutely
absolutely to work vocabulary too yes yes
good yes very very good awesome yeah that's good stuff great
so that is the engage phase and like i said this is really very important a lot of teachers tend to maybe skip the
engaged phase and go straight to book work or the study phase which actually follows the engaged phase um and then
the students just are kind of thrown into cold water and that's what we're trying to avoid by having this engaged
phase to also just create this um comfortable environment for the students
that they feel safe and they feel ready to speak in english and share
their thoughts and experiences and you know in english great yeah good stuff thank you so much
for adding your comments yeah tiana also says having the students interact with each other that's also
really great good okay awesome so then after the engage phase
we entered the study phase um the aim of this phase is really
pretty simple you teach the students new words or new topics new grammar whatever the study
point of this lesson is that's the study phase and you also show them the correct
way of using them so this phase is all about you know correctness accuracy you
want to focus on that errors also may be corrected and discussed in a tactful way
and you also want to help the students come to a better understanding of each subject so that they can learn
and move forward in the best way possible so the study phase really is
your book work your worksheets your writing whatever it is that this class is about
basically and here are some examples of possible activities in the study
phase so this really depends on your school on your lesson plan on your curriculum but it can be textbook you
know book work it could be dialogues it could be gap fills it could be reading and writing it could be crosswords any
kind of worksheets also grammar patterns um really anything
um and typically the study phase is longer than the engage phase
also good then we have tiana saying in the study phase is letting them do their
work without interruption as much as possible
right right but the first part should also be the teaching
for so that they know what first so yeah the study phase is basically you teach
them either a new grammar point or the vocabulary and also how to use it correctly the structure or whatever
and then they do the book work the worksheets and
definitely feedback is also very important to feedback to make sure that they use it correctly
so yeah that is the study phase um i don't think there's any much more
to add to this um but yeah like i said um i think
most teachers they just really jump straight into the study phase because i remember at my school it was like that
um when i taught in korea my first year i worked at the
kindergarten at this english-speaking kindergarten and we had a very strict curriculum
we had to you know complete we we knew exactly how many pages we had to do that
day so sometimes it was just not enough because it was it's a kindergarten so it's little kids so it can be sometimes
quite um challenging to get all those pages done so sometimes a lot of teachers would
just skip the engage phase and would be like okay open your books we need to get this done and that's just not a really great way
of teaching especially any kind of student really not especially children but really any kind
of student um so that's why i'm the engaged phase is very important and then
after only after the engage phase you go into the study phase and to your book work and your worksheets and
the real teaching side of things yeah
good does anybody have one more comment an additional comment about the study phase before we move to the activate
phase um also if something's not clear for people who have never heard about the esa method let me know
and i'll go i'll explain a little bit more but um yeah i think it makes i hope it makes
sense um and obviously to me because i've dealt with this methodology for a long time now i know how it works but um
if you know it doesn't make sense to someone who has no idea about it please let me know and then i'll i'll um
elaborate a bit more but really i think the study phase i don't know what else to say about it really than that
it's just a steady phase
so yeah i'm just waiting a couple more seconds because there is a delay
um so i don't want to move on too quickly but yeah just think about that a
little bit more um also for yourself you know if you are a teacher if you
taught before have you made that mistake did you just jump right into the study phase at the
beginning beginning of your lesson or do you actually have something like an engaged phase try and think
uh maybe for yourself great the turk says word order arrangement is a nice activity in the
study phase yes i so it's actually funny i um study korean i
live in south korea so um i study korean and there's a test a topic test and actually also
another test the language test that i took before the exercise that i hated the most was
the word order arrangement activity um that i think that is the
most difficult out of all of them um because sometimes word order is
fluid sometimes you know it depends on what you want to say but obviously in the test there's only one answer so it's
really challenging i just remembered that that was just a side note that i hate those exercises
but they're so so useful for sure yeah 50 says how do we explain a grammar
point yeah so um you know it depends on what grammar point
um yeah it really depends on what grammar point you want to explain
so um can't really answer that right now
would depend on what grammar point but um my colleague lisa she actually had a live session about
really her recommended textbook textbooks and grammar um books for teaching english um
so maybe you should check that out and then you can use those books and then kind of um
explain it using those books i think that'd be a good way of doing
it marcia says we base our work on bloom's taxonomy okay
all right cool tennis is during my course which i'm still in they said writing isn't as
important as other things i would add my writing activities
yeah well you know it depends on what kind of class you teach sometimes you teach a writing class so then
writing is important it's not some schools they don't only have like general english classes some schools
have very specific um classes so they have a writing class
they have a reading class they have a translation class they have you know what what have you
so um but that's the beauty of esa that you can really adapt it to any subject any
topic um and just if you what i what the purpose of this uh live
session is just to follow this structure first have an engage then have a study
and then have the next phase that we're gonna talk about and if you follow this structure
it's just going to be a lot easier for you as a teacher especially as a new teacher to plan your lessons and kind of
follow it and especially also time wise i remember when i was first teaching you
have kind of no sense of time so um what this method gives you is sort of
like also being able to map it out time wise so you would okay i have 10 minutes
for my engaged phase and then 30 minutes for my study phase and then another 10 minutes for my
activate phase the last phase i'm just going to talk about in a minute um and then it kind of helps you just keep
track of things whereas if you're just like thrown in there without any plan
without any structure you're kind of probably struggling you don't really know oh
you know how much time things take and then maybe you you you think you're in a
hurry complete all your 10 pages of work that you need to do that day and then you still have 20 minutes left and you
don't know what to do so that's kind of kind of something that we we're trying to avoid with this esa methodology if
that makes any sense so yeah good so i just already talked about it
lastly the last phase of the esa method is the activate phase the aim of this
phase is to have the students or the students put to work the things that
they learned in the study phase um and it also helps the teacher to know
if the students understood the material that was discussed in the class so if it's a grammar point um the study phase
you teach them the grammar maybe you do some board work together fill in the gap you know with for example simple past go
went uh do did and so on and then the activate phase the students really need
to do everything by themselves and you kind of observe and you can see if they
understood it or if they didn't understand so
yeah that's the activate phase and so what kind of activities can we do during the
activate phase really so many different things those are really just a handful of things that you could do here that i
mentioned so class discussions would be great role plays are also really really
good story building um you know especially with if it's a if you teach
grammar and then if you have a story in the present tense oh put it in the past tense or things like that
um posters adverts very popular um especially if you talk about you know
if you have new vocabulary i remember doing a lot of posters about like environment global warming environment
things like that posters are great for that um simulations any kind of simulations
debates also i i taught a debate class before it was super fun um and really any kind of projects are
really really great any kind of projects um and any kind of like activate game lots
of games are really fun so the activate phase is really flexible and um you can
really do a lot but the aim of the activate phase is just to use that what you learned during the study phase and
then put it into practice for the students and as the teacher to observe
and make sure that they understood if they didn't understand
i would not interrupt the activate phase unless it's a super duper big error that
like everybody makes and you're like oh they didn't really understand what i was saying then maybe like okay stop guys
let's take a moment and then you would explain it again maybe but if it's just a little thing like here and there what
you would do is maybe you would write it down and then at the end of the class
the last couple minutes you can be like okay i noticed these mistakes or you write down like the three biggest
mistakes on the board guys you made these mistakes can you spot the mistake what did we say is
correct and then maybe just hey write these sentences at home three
times um because you got them wrong something like that and then you have it you have a
successful class that flows that makes sense that you can also pace that you
have control over because i think a lot of new teachers are not good at that especially the
pacing the time and then also just kind of taking control of the class that's really important you lead the class you
have it in your hands and it also has to flow and i think that's why the esa
methodology is just so great and makes so much sense okay
good now i'm going to look at the comments marcia says yeah you are right linda when you when we are new at teaching one
of the most difficult things is to manage pacing yeah definitely i remember that and i think also even as an
experience well i mean it gets better with experience but especially if you have new students
it can happen all the time because you don't know the students yet you don't know if they quick if they work quickly
if they are slow you don't really know so it can happen all the time and it just takes a few
lessons you know until you're really in it especially if new
students marcia also says so i can see that the activate phase is the moment that we in our country call the
evaluation time oh okay evaluation time sounds like more like
testing to me kind of if you have a test but yeah okay the moment when you can make students to
apply the content of the lesson yes exactly that is the activate phase
and then mercy says thank god i'm doing all these phases i'm so glad to know that yes good job that's why i was
saying ask yourself if you are teaching if you're already teaching if you are
really doing all of these phases especially the engaged phase i think that's the most important one
[Music] then we have chantal hi there i've taught english as a second language to
japanese students using the esa method and it definitely works awesome yes i
think so too i really also like using the esa method it's just really uh safe
bulletproof this method really works and especially like i said as a new teacher it just kind of gives you something to
follow um and something to think about so yeah awesome okay
then just recapping real quick so this what we just talked about esa is called a
straight arrow esa lesson if you already took a tefl course you know that there
are different types of esa lessons so you can actually kind of mix and match a little bit but this one is called
straight arrow because it goes from e to s to a engage first then study and then
activate that's the base basic form of esa now there's other
types as well that i just want to show you guys real quick and the first one here is the boomerang
esa lesson boomerang because as you can see we have two activate faces so first
and engage then an activate then a study and then an activate two
and this is called a boomerang so you would engage do an engage activity then you go
straight into an activate depending on what kind of lesson you
have or if it's something that the students kind of already know or should know you can go straight into an
activate and then make and then see oh if they understood
that or not if they didn't understand if there are some mistakes made you then go into the study phase
or if this is like a review for example you would do an engage
you then go into an activate for i i like to teach grammar so i always use grammar examples but for example the
present perfect for example you do an activate for present perfect which they already learned in like a
previous lesson and then you do a study for a present perfect progressive tense because
they're connected so it kind of makes sense right and then you do an activate
two for present perfect progressive for example
great it is a review session yes it can definitely be used as a review or like
my example like building on existing knowledge for example fetty asks can we say that activate1 is
discovering phase yeah kind of yeah
that kind of makes sense in my example what i said with present perfect uh and then present perfect progressive yes for
sure kind of like a discovery phase yeah absolutely so this is called the boomerang esa and
then there is another one bonus points for someone in the comments who can let me know which other type of
esa lesson there is because i know a lot of you have already taken the course so you should know this let me
just wait a few seconds
and i'm going to answer 50's question and activate 2 is explaining
no so activate 2 is still activate so in my example what i was saying for example
you taught in a previous lesson you taught the present perfect i've done
my homework or i've been to france three times for
example this tense is called present perfect you taught that in a previous lesson
this lesson today you use the boomerang esa lesson because you're going to teach the present perfect
progressive or continuous for example i have been living here for three years
with ingform so you could do an engage um you know you could show a picture or you
could uh any any kind of engage activity to elicit again the present perfect for
example then you don't activate to activate reactivate if you if you will the
present perfect some kind of activity and then you go into the study phase and you teach them
the present perfect continuous which is similar but something new
and then you do an activate two where you only do the present perfect continuous or you do present perfect
plus continuous so activate two is not explaining the study
phase is explaining i hope that makes sense let me know if that makes sense um
good and then yes i asked if somebody remembers what the other
type of esa lesson is and juliana said patchwork yes good job patchwork yes the next type
that i'm covering is the patchwork esa lesson and look how many steps there are
so patchwork uh is really mix and match you as a teacher you can do whatever you
want to do but you make sure you always start with an engage right always start with engage and so for
example this patchwork is engage activate one study one
activate two activate three study two activate four
so whatever i feel like patchwork you know the more experience you have with just straight
arrow esa and then maybe doing a boomerang at some point what happens is if you always do
the straight arrow esa here engage study activate especially for more advanced
students it just becomes predictable and predictable becomes boring
they all if you always use this for especially advanced students
they're gonna know okay first we're gonna do engage then we're gonna do study oh and then we're gonna do a role play or whatever
it kind of defeats the purpose because it gets boring so then what you will do after a while once you also become more
popular and more more confident um with your teaching
you can then do the patchwork style and just mix and match
different activities different phases and stages to then also make it more interesting more fun less
predictable for your students and that really gets your class going as well
so this is not a fixed structure of patchwork patchwork really can be anything
starting with an engage and ending with an activate and all the phases that come in between here
all of these are up to you basically but it should always start with an engage and always
start with an activate so this one you're very flexible and you
can do whatever you want also depends on you know how long your lesson is you might not have these seven
steps um but if you teach like a whole workshop or something then you have more
time and you can definitely do all of these steps and more more activities here and there and
more activates and all of that and juliana says it is my favorite one
yeah definitely definitely but i do think it takes some time
especially like if you're really new to teaching um this is probably a little bit
overwhelming for you so you do want to start with straight arrow first and then maybe try
out the boomerang and then later when you're more confident and more um
you know have more teaching skills then you can do the patchwork model for example
so yeah and you're gonna learn a lot more about esa
and about the different types that i mentioned here so the boomerang and the patchwork this is all explained in much
more detail in a tefl course and so if that kind of piqued your
interest if that got you um interested in the in esa
and to learn more about it please uh take advantage of this offer
30 off and just sign up for a tefl course and you're gonna learn a lot more
about that in there a lot more detail a lot more examples also lesson plans that you can
download straight arrow lesson plans patchwork lesson plans boomerang lesson plans all
of that you can download it if you take a tefl or tesol course so if you're not get certified
um take advantage of that also we have specialized courses um if you did not
know those are 50 hour courses um teaching english to young learners teaching business english teaching
english online we also have bundles where it includes the basic 120 hour
course plus different specializations there's also a teasal diploma course
depending on how far you want to go in this teaching journey of yours so
i hope you enjoyed today's live session and i just want to mention one more time how to find itttt so our
website is and here you can see our facebook twitter and instagram
um so do check that out and yeah
back to q a now you can scan this code or i'm just gonna share the link one
more time in the comment section for anyone who may have tuned in late and didn't see it in the beginning it
looks like this you can just click on this link it leads you straight to the application page you can fill out your
application and then complete your payment later you don't have to pay right away
um you can do that whenever you are ready just know that this 30
code is there for you and you can use it alrighty
well that was my take on esa today i hope you enjoyed it i hope it made sense um if
you have any questions about it you can ask right now or you can just
message me also here on instagram and you can reach out to itt
um oh and actually i also wanted to share that we have some videos also about esa if you're more interested you
can check them out we have a whole playlist on youtube actually if you're on youtube
right now you can find it i think it's called esa methodology um and also here on our website this is
the first video of the playlist so you can click on that you can check it out if you're if you want to find out more
details about esa something that i did not mention in the live session but yeah
cool litter says i've just heard the patchwork is a listen cool i enjoy your
live session today thank you so much thank you so much for coming back here week after week i remember
uh seeing you here quite a lot so thank you so much also juliana thank you so much for always being here i really
really appreciate that i hope you guys learned something fun and yeah now is um
we still have some time for q a so if you have any other questions not about esa or about esa or just tefl t-soul
teaching abroad in general teaching english online now is your time i'm still gonna be online for a couple more
minutes so if you if you have any questions feel free to ask right now and i'm just keeping an eye here on the
comments uh mercia says thank you linda i want to watch the
videos because nowadays i'm getting ready for my teaching evaluation great cool yeah
i hope you'll find something you can use and forest says thank you a lot yeah
thank you for staying all the way until the end i really appreciate it
oh okay mercia says our ministry of education evaluates us every four years
oh wow good good luck good luck with that
i think you're gonna do just fine you seem like a really good teacher so
okay y'all says thank you linda i will watch this session later yeah
it's actually not a live session the link that i just shared it's i don't know it's a i don't know
how long the video is um it's not that long but yeah there are different parts so it might take a while
good all right yeah you're very welcome
all right let me just take more sips of my coffee while you maybe think of a question i don't want to sign off too
early not giving people um the opportunity
fitzy says thank you it was interesting i'm glad i'm glad it was interesting i
had fun too yeah like i said before we always keep our
live sessions in our playlists so um you can go back to the playlist we have
so many different topics um it's getting kind of difficult to think of new topics every week
so if you have any any topic suggestions anything that you want me to talk about in the future let me know
um yeah i would appreciate some help
oh god matt says i tuned in late thank you linda i've never heard of esa before now
wow cool okay glad i could teach you something new you can always watch the replay from the
beginning maybe you have missed some important parts in the beginning but um yeah
great okay good question y'all says for non-native speakers is it hard to be an
esl teacher i would say it's not hard um
you can definitely be an esl teacher even if you are non-native english speaker there's actually so many
benefits to that because you learned english um
from scratch like your future students so you can actually um really
really feel for them and you understand how it's like learning english so i think that's a huge huge benefit that a
lot of native speakers just don't have um my like i mentioned in the beginning i
don't know if you've heard that y'all but my colleague lisa she's a non-native english
speaking teacher from russia and she taught english in china and she's now back in russia and
she's teaching english online most of the time but um you should check out her live sessions
she has so many tips for non-native speakers to become esl teachers so um she has like
tips on you know what books to use where to look for students also how to which
courses to take for for your personal prof uh for your professional development
um and what kind of english uh certifications you should get to increase your you know
portfolio and also the places where you can teach abroad as a non-native speaker so
yeah don't freak out there's so many places where you can go and where um
non-native speakers are really appreciated as well i think non-native english teachers are sometimes even
better actually because they know how english works a lot better and usually understand
grammar a lot better um and that also goes for anyone if it's a native speaker and they can speak
other foreign languages it's the same you i think any teacher who is a
language teacher who also speaks and has learned a foreign language is a better teacher
maybe that's not your opinion but that's my opinion that's just me
um because you understand what how language learning works and how hard it is and you know
so that's what i think all right cool
good then if there are no more questions um i'm ready to sign off very soon
um yeah what else don't forget to like and subscribe i just want to say that one
more time because we do go live every week you don't want to miss it me and my colleague lisa like i said she's awesome
don't miss her live sessions either don't forget the 30 off you can find the link in the
comments and if you have any topic suggestions you can message me here at linda goes
east on instagram would be great also on facebook i have a facebook page
also called linda goes east you can check that out as well if you want uh message me i would appreciate it if you
have any other questions that you don't want to share in the comments publicly um you can just ask me privately in a
message as well and then yeah i hope you have a lovely day
i hope to see you all again next week i'll be here i hope you'll be here as well
and then i think i'm ready to go i hope you're gonna have a lovely lovely weekend
uh wherever you are whatever you're doing stay safe and until next time okay
all right i'm signing off all right thank you guys so much see you
next time bye