List of Esl Resources

Common linguistic problems
Within the English Language there are many problems that as native speakers we don?t really think about but when learning the English language as a second language there are many common misunderstandings and problems that arise...
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EFL vs ESL
When I first decided that traveling and perhaps teaching abroad, were things that I would be interested in; I came across my first real challenge that came in the form of a decision- ? [w]hich is better, EFL or ESL??...
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Lesson Planning
Lesson planning is one of the most important but controversial aspects of teaching...
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Why complete a TEFL course
The motives people have, with regard to undertaking such an intensive and demanding course as a TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language), are varied: a desire to live and work in some exotic location; to meet and interact with new people from all walks of life and, indeed, all corners of the globe: to enhance their existing skills or supplement a CV; to forge a different career path or, more altruistically, to seek to improve the lives of others by enabling them to communicate with the wider world while perhaps benefiting them in both social and financial contexts...
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Alexical approach to second language learning
Over the past four decades it appears that the advanced development of computers and the ready availability of this technology have led to an interest in a lexical approach to second language learning versus the more traditional grammar based approach...
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Cultural differences
While teaching English as a foreign language it is very important that the teacher or instructor take on board the cultural differences and discrepancies that occur between different societies...
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Lesson planning.
What will get in your mind if somebody will tell you about teaching? Isn?t it lesson planning? Most of the teachers despise this job, why? Well, the hardwork of thinking in creating your own materials...
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Classroom management guidance for the inexperienced teacher
There are many different practices that could be used for good classroom management and as with all techniques these need to be adapted to your own classroom, taking into account the age, culture, and personality of the class as a whole, and of you as a teacher...
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The present and future roll of TEFL in Thailand
Britain is the home of high quality English language teaching and is joining forces in a new and enlarged professional association called English UK, backed by the British Council...
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Teacher self analysis
Whenever the discussion arises ?What makes a good teacher??, various theories and suggestions concerning a teacher?s personality and his/her relationship with pupils are laid on the table...
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Group dynamics
Humans have worked in groups since the beginnings of civilisation however it is only in the last century that research has focused on the dynamics that occur in group encounters and a deeper understanding of the way individuals behave in a group setting has emerged...
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Classroom management.
Classroom management requires a positive relationship between the teacher and the student...
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Teaching productive skills ? fine tuning speaking and writing skills
Acquiring the skills to effectively use a new language may involve traditional classroom learning lessons and controlled practice, but experience with the language and the opportunity for creative exploration are also important components in the learning process...
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The world according to English
If the addition of the ?one-millionth word? to the English language is any indication of its ever growing popularity and immense power, then it?s safe to say that this language has indeed come a long way from its modest inception to the burgeoning behemoth that it currently manifests itself in worldwide...
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