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Teaching English as a Second Language

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These teaching English as a second language resources will help you understand the basics of the profession and develop your understanding of tried and trusted teaching techniques. Detailed ESL lesson plans include step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts are provided by learner level and topic area. Finally, information on getting qualified and finding an ESL teaching job will help those wishing to enter the profession.
  1. Teaching ESL Basics
  2. Getting Qualified
  3. ESL Teaching Techniques
  4. Teaching Advanced Learners
  5. Teaching Beginning Learners
  6. Teaching Intermediate Learners
  7. Teaching Grammar
  8. Teaching Vocabulary
  1. Teaching Conversation
  2. Teaching Listening Skills
  3. Teaching Writing
  4. Teaching Pronunciation
  5. Teaching Reading
  6. Finding an ESL Teaching Position
  7. Recommended Books and Classroom Materials

Teaching ESL Basics

These articles provide to the basics of teaching English as a second language to adults. They cover everything from common jargon and standard lesson plans to discussions of common issues that arise in the ESL classroom. These features are ideal for teachers who are new to the profession, or those considering a career in ESL.

Getting Qualified

Teaching English as a second language takes place on a number of academic levels. From private schools that require a basic certificate to college programs which require at least a Master's degree. These resources will help you understand how to get qualified based on your career goals and how to receive certification.

ESL Teaching Techniques

Once a teacher understands the basics of teaching, a number of teaching techniques and activities will improve the effectiveness of the ESL teacher. These articles explore various approaches to English as second language education, as well as discussing various teaching technologies and techniques.

Teaching Advanced Learners

These lesson plans are some of the most popular ESL lesson plans for advanced level classes. They include grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and pronunciation lesson plans. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all advanced level lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL lesson plan list.

Teaching Beginning Learners

These lesson plans are some of the most popular ESL lesson plans for beginning level classes. These lesson go from absolute beginners to false beginners and include grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and pronunciation lesson plans. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all beginning level lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL lesson plan list.

Teaching Intermediate Learners

These lesson plans are some of the most popular ESL lesson plans for intermediate level classes. The selected links include grammar, conversation, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and pronunciation lesson plans. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all beginning level lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL lesson plan list.

Teaching Grammar

These lessons focus on developing grammar skills and are some of the most popular on the site. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all grammar lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL grammar lesson plan list.

Teaching Vocabulary

These lessons focus on improving students knowledge of vocabulary and are some of the most popular on the site. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all vocabulary lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL vocabulary lesson plan list.

Teaching Conversation

These lessons focus on developing conversation and speaking skills and are some of the most popular on the site. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all conversation lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL conversation lesson plan list.

Teaching Listening Skills

These lessons focus on developing listening comprehension skills and are some of the most popular on the site. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all listening comprehension lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL listening lesson plan list.

Teaching Writing

These lessons focus on developing writing skills and are some of the most popular on the site. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all writing lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL writing lesson plan list.

Teaching Pronunciation

These lessons focus on developing pronunciation skills and are some of the most popular on the site. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all pronunciation lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL pronunciation lesson plan list.

Teaching Reading

These lessons focus on developing reading skills and are some of the most popular on the site. Each lesson plan includes step-by-step instructions and classroom handouts. For a complete list of all reading skills lesson plans on this site, click on the the ESL reading lesson plan list.

Finding an ESL Teaching Position

Once you've acquired your qualifications you'll need to start looking for a teaching position. These resources will help you discover job posting sites and take a proactive approach to finding employment.

Recommended Books and Classroom Materials

These resources include recommendations for workbooks, handouts, and other classroom materials for all level of English learners, as well as resources for business English classes.

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