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8 Tips for Teachers to Inspire ESL Students

Trying to be proficient with the English language is really a challenge especially to non-native English speakers. Motivation is the best key to make improvements and be the best in any matter like when speaking in English. There are effective factors to teach students in order for them to be fluent in the English language. Classroom Conversation Enable classroom conversation. This way, students will be excited to learn the English language because of the desire to communicate with their peers. They will all be willing to learn the language completely so they can eventually talk to each other and share some personal and relevant stories and experiences using the English language.   Student Collaboration One good way to motivate students is to let them work in pair or in group. There a...

Student Participation Tips: How many high fives have you given today?

Increase student participation by giving them high fives! Everyone knows that the little things go a long way. Not just for adults but especially for children. They love the attention, the recognition and the self-importance it adds to their day.   You want to maintain their attention, keep them having fun and excited about your class. If you give them a reason to keep learning in a positive learning environment they will want to continue to do so. Kids more often than not just want to be acknowledged; they want to know someone is paying attention to them and is listening. And there are many ways to capitalize on this as a Teacher. This is one of the main themes I focus on when I teach the Teacher’s workshop on Wednesday mornings. And you don’t even have to do too much to ...

Dealing with Disruptive Students: It’s not because you are (necessarily) a bad Teacher

Disruptive students don’t mean you’re a bad teacher It is tough teaching but it’s even tougher teaching in another country. This reason alone is why a lot of teachers don’t travel teach. But they are mistaken because the rewards outweigh whatever problems they might face in another country. One of the biggest issues we face as travel teachers is discipline. Not necessarily because it’s hard but because what is acceptable in your country might not be acceptable in another. And there is a lot of room for miscommunication. Handling Disruptive Students It’s not that students are bad a lot of the time. It’s mostly because they just don’t get it. They are behind other students or above other students and because of that, they find other things to d...

4 Tips to Help Your Students Learn English Faster

Help your students learn English faster with these 4 tips. We learn more when we are children because we are constantly new to things and we are always discovering something new about the world. In other words, there is always something to learn. Because English is a dynamic language that’s always changing, students can never really learn everything. Not even native speakers are able to learn everything about their own language. That is why it is especially important that your students are as immersed in the language as possible, and to help them do just that, there are ways to employ in your classroom. Here are 4 tips to help your students learn English faster 1.  Read English stories Have your students listen to short stories in English. Start with the easy ones and progress as the...

Motivating Students to Learn English: Tips for ESL Teachers

Motivating students to learn English is perhaps the most difficult challenge you will face as an ESL Teacher. Not every student in your classroom is going to be motivated to learn English because the majority of the time they don’t want to be in your class anyway. Their parents make them. But this doesn’t mean that because they don’t want to be there you should give up on them. That is the last thing you want to do unless of course, you use this as an advantage. How do we keep on motivating students to learn English? For those students who just don’t want to learn English, you want to motivate them by using other highly motivated students who love English. You can use these students to show them just how fun it is. Call on the smart students then celebrate their cor...

Class Management System: The Best Way To Control Your Class

This is a class management system that will change the way your kids behave. We have tested this at all age levels and we found that although this class management system is meant for young kids ages 4 to 14, if modified properly, it works at all age groups. Please feel free to alter it to your particular needs, we just ask that you repost the modified version back here for other teachers to use. This class management system was tested for a year It works wonders if executed properly. Why it works: For the students The student’s performance is rewarded It creates competition among the students It brings excitement back to the classroom For the Teacher It’s a reward and punishment system combined It takes away stress because the students earn what they get and they can see it pl...