List of Esl Resources

Foreign Language Experience
The usual form taken in a classroom to teach a foreign language involves mostly vocabulary and a progressive curriculum that warrants more memorization and translation than use and understanding...
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Teaching Beginner Students
What are the challenges and rewards for teaching beginner students? The most difficult challenge is the keep them focused...
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Large classes
One of the most important ideas that teachers need to embrace is how to use large class groups as an advantage, rather than viewing them as a challenge...
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Lesson Plans: Who Needs?em?
I suspect that most of us know that having a plan when we walk into a classroom is better than not having a plan...
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Language-Games and the Fluidity of Meaning
If some burly, impatient builder were to shout ?Slab!? at a construction site, and subsequently stare in my direction, what is my reaction to be? As his stare transforms to a glare, his eyes becoming more savage by the second, I begin to feel rather ill at ease...
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TEFL and Child Development
In this essay I review some issues related to child development which are useful for ESL teachers to be aware of as they may enhance or constrain language acquisition...
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Online ?v- Onsite courses
Teaching English as a Foreign Language may strike you one day as your vocation in life, or a way of earning a living whilst staying in another country...
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Teacher self analysis
I have been teaching now for about one month, so I thought I would sit down and take advantage of this TEFL assignment to really take a good look at myself...
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TEFL for non- native English speaking teachers.
(From own experience as a volunteer English and French teacher, different forums and talks with other native and non-native teachers)All over the world more and more EFL schools advertise their courses highlighting that they only employ native speakers and reject applicants on the ground that it is the customers? expectation, opening the gates wide for native teachers and giving more obstacles to non-native ones (until they find themselves in a desperate need for a teacher?)...
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English as a global language
As I was scanning the list of research options this topic caught my eye and made me stop and contemplate the status of the English language in the world today...
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