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Supplementing ESL Textbooks with Authentic Material

The reasons for having a textbook in the ESL classroom can be varied; maybe it was chosen by the Director of Studies or maybe you insisted on having a textbook for the class. Whatever the reason, it i…

TEFL Thailand: Job Hunting

TEFL in Thailand: Job Hunting Guide to Teaching English in Paradise

Most people who come to Thailand come here for the same reason, which is to find their small piece of paradise, to stumble on a remote sandy beach with that sunny non-contrast of powder whit…

Teaching with EPIK Middle School TESOL Jobs in South Korea

Teaching Large ESL Classes in South Korea

I worked with EPIK in both small and large class environments and I generally enjoyed teaching larger classes more. This article will share some of the experiences I encountered in terms of class part…

Teaching Resources:

Supplementing ESL Textbooks with Authentic Material

The reasons for having a textbook in the ESL classroom can be varied; maybe it was chosen by the Director of Studies or maybe you insisted on having a textbook for the class. Whatever the reason, it i…

What is TESOL Certification? [Full Guide 2021]

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages When people think about a career in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), they imagine taking off a year or two to rel…

Business English Lesson Idea

How to Teach Meetings to Business English Students

In the business world, meetings are fairly common. Whether it’s face to face, through a VoIP such as Skype or Zoom, or conference call, meetings are happening every day. But, some of your students may…

Teaching English Online:

The Best Non-Chinese ESL Companies for Teaching English Online

Teaching English online in after-school ESL programs for K-12 students based in China used to be very popular. In July 2021, the Chinese government set a series of regulations to lower student fees, t…

Teaching English Online with VIPKID

Teaching English Online with VIPKid

I stumbled upon a Facebook post a couple of years ago about teaching English online to Chinese students. It caught my attention. When I was younger, I loved working with kids. The teacher joked about …

Offering Feedback in the Online ESL classroom

Writing Effective Feedback In The Online Classroom

Giving feedback doesn’t mean judging your student’s skills, that’s what testing and quizzes are for. It means giving constructive criticism and praise in order for them to improve. Giving effective fe…

Teaching English Abroad:

TEFL Thailand: Job Hunting

TEFL in Thailand: Job Hunting Guide to Teaching English in Paradise

Most people who come to Thailand come here for the same reason, which is to find their small piece of paradise, to stumble on a remote sandy beach with that sunny non-contrast of powder whit…

Teaching with EPIK Middle School TESOL Jobs in South Korea

Teaching Large ESL Classes in South Korea

I worked with EPIK in both small and large class environments and I generally enjoyed teaching larger classes more. This article will share some of the experiences I encountered in terms of class part…

Teaching writing in the United Arab Emirates TESOL

Teaching Writing Skills in Arab Countries: TESOL in the United Arab Emirates

The mixed-ability classroom is the norm in the United Arab Emirates, but an English teacher new to the country may be shocked at just how broad that range of abilities is. It is not uncommon to have a…