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ESL EFL Teaching Techniques and Strategies

ESL EFL teaching techniques for a wide variety of English settings including teaching writing, reading, pronunciation, via multimedia, suggestopedia and teaching theory.
  1. Teaching Grammar (6)
  2. Teaching Speaking (9)
  3. Teaching Vocabulary (10)
  4. Modern Teaching Techniques (24)
  5. Teaching with Computers (12)
  6. Teaching Reading (7)

How to Use Google Translate to Teach English
How to use Google Translate in an English teaching environment for ESL EFL TESOL teachers and classes.

TEFL Uncovered - Review
Review of TEFL Uncovered a book helping potential English teachers learn how to teach TEFL abroad.

Why Is Writing More Difficult Than Speaking?
A discussion of the challenges of learning to write fluently as opposed to learning to speak fluent English.

Classroom Management
Guide to common challenges in classroom management for English teachers in ESL and EFL settings.

Teaching English Abroad
An overview of opportunities for teaching English abroad with a discussion of required certification, job prospects in different parts of the world, and employment resources.

Free Teaching ESL / EFL Course
This course introduces and discusses the most important aspects of teaching: basic theory, job opportunities, teaching speaking, grammar, listening, reading and writing skills, how to assess student needs, develop a syllabus, and hints and tricks for a more enjoyable teaching environment. During the course ready to go lesson plans will be provided to help you implement the techniques discussed.

Guide to Teaching English Basics for Non - Professionals - 2
Learn the basics to creating an effective learning experience for your classes or private students. This feature focuses on building a program for your class or private students based on language recycling, a technique that assures long-term communicative success. Use these guidelines to help you decide what should be taught and how to teach particular linguistic functions.

Guide to Teaching English (ESL, EFL, TEFL) for Non - Professionals
Speaking English as your mother tongue does not a ESL or EFL (English as second language / English as foreign language) teacher make! This guide is provided for those of you who would like to know some of the basics of teaching English to non-native speakers of English. These basic techniques are useful when teaching friends, at a charity, on a volunteer basis, as a part-time job, as a hobby, etc.

Teaching English to Absolute and False Beginners
A discussion of the differences between teaching absolute and false beginners including pointers on how to teach absolute and false beginners

Lesson Plan Format
Guide to standard lesson plan format for teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language.

Teaching Beginners
Most ESL / EFL teachers agree that there are two types of beginning students: Absolute Beginners and False Beginners. This feature focuses on both types of beginners and includes a discussion of what to expect, as well as giving helpful hints on teaching both types of beginners.

How to Study English Effectively
This short introduction to how to study English effectively provides helpful hints and exercises to help you study English well.

Printable Quizzes for Classes
A number of quizzes on this site are interactive and difficult to print out. Now, you can go to this page to print out these quizzes for in class use.

Short Grammar Activities for the ESL Teacher - Readers provide their …
Teachers provide their own favorite short grammar activities for ESL and EFL classes.

Decide to Become an ESL Teacher
Things to think about before you decide to become an ESL (English as a Second Language ) teacher.

Short Activities for the ESL Teacher - Readers provide their own favo…
Teachers provide their own favorite short activities for ESL and EFL classes.

Short Activities for the ESL / EFL Teacher
Quick exercises for the ESL EFL classroom to fill the gaps and help out when you don't know what to do or need some extra materials in class.

Accommodating Parents of English Language Learners
About's guide to learning disabilities Ann Logsdon provides useful information on involving parents of English Language Learner (ELL) or English as a Second Language (ESL)students. These parents have significant communication challenges impacting their lives. Imagine how different your life would be if you spoke no English, and your child was in charge.

Appropriate Teaching Materials
A discussion of when to use authentic and teacher generated teaching materials for the class room.

Aquiring Listening Skills
Acquiring listening skills is frustrating. This is because successful listening skills are acquired over time and with lots of practice. It's frustrating for students because there are no rules as in grammar teaching. Here is a discussion of the problem and some suggestions to improving listening skills.

Elementary Level Syllabus for Beginner Level Courses
This syllabus is designed for a course of approximately 60 hours of instruction and takes students from the verb 'To be' through present, past and future forms, as well as other basic structures such as the comparative and superlative forms, the use of 'some' and 'any', 'have got', etc.

Global English
An introduction to the issue of the importance of the emerging "Global English" approach to English learning.

Top English Teaching Picks - Teacher Resource Books for ESL Adult Learners
Guide overview to buying Teacher Resource Books for ESL Adult Learners

How to teach English one to one successfully
Focus on the art of teaching English on to one including help on doing a needs analysis, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of one to one teaching.

How to Teach Pronunciation
Teaching pronunciation can be quite the challenge with all the irregularities in English. This guide on how to teach English pronunciation provides suggestions for appropriate exercises and goals for each level, as well as lesson plans, activities and resources to use in class.

How to Teach English Using Newspapers
Newspapers and magazines can be used for a wide variety of helpful activities to improve all areas of English. Here are a number of exercises to use in class.

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