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How To Teach English

  • In this Teach English section you'll find materials and pages designed to help in your teaching. Make sure you also check out the many resources in the EnglishClub Learn English section and how to teach with Asked Questions about Teaching EnglishWhat's with all this EFL, ESL, TEFL, TESL, TESOL, ELT etc?TEFL ArticlesArticles about teaching EnglishESL ActivitiesIdeas for activities and games in the English classroomEnglish HomeworkPrinter-friendly homework PDFs that you can use with any ESL class. With answersEnglish Lesson PlansClassroom materials, games and activitiesESL WorksheetsPrinter-friendly worksheets and printables, sorted by skill or topicWorksheet MakerMake your own worksheets complete with automatic answersheetsESL HandoutsConvenient handouts with practical information for your studentsTop English Teaching TipsAdvice for new and not so new teachersTeaching Students with Learning DifficultiesBackground and advice on helping in special casesHow to Teach English with EnglishClubA guide to teaching with EnglishClub worksheets and other resourcesTalking PointDiscussion lessons with homeworkESL JobsJob offers for ESL teachers worldwideForums for TeachersTeacher Discussion EnglishClub

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How to Teach English

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The most important aspect of ESL teaching is keeping your ESL material relevant to your students. If they can relate to what you are presenting in your lesson, than they will remain interested in what you ultimately share with them. Relevant lesson plans are essential in ESL and you can only develop an exceptional, relevant lesson if you take the time to get to know your students. Building friendships and an atmosphere of confidence in your classroom will make all that follows that much easier.

Another key aspect in ESL teaching is deciding what to teach and why. There are multiple English levels within ESL and preparing material to meet the required needs of each level is essential. If you have a group of eager beginner level students gazing up at you from their desks expecting to develop new vocabulary they can use in everyday situations, than that is what you should deliver. This goes back to knowing your students and keeping their ESL goals in mind when developing your awesome lesson plans.

Once you know the goals, interests and English level of your students, you can than move into the preparation stage of ESL teaching. Putting your lesson together is just as important as presenting your material to your class. Some teachers out there think they can just wing it, putting together a basic outline with little information.

This ESL teacher resource for pronunciation practice covers the various pronunciation sounds ESL students will find challenging during their ESL learning journey. You can utilize this resource to build quality pronunciation lessons of your own with a little creativity.

Stephen Seifert is a writer, editor, professor of English and adventurer. With over 7 years of teaching experience to students worldwide, he enjoys the many aspects of culture and traditions different from his own. Stephen continues his search for writing inspiration, boldly enjoying life to the fullest.

Total beginners are taught all over the world, and these students are a diverse group of people. You can find opportunities to teach immigrant adult beginners in your native English-speaking home country, or you can travel abroad and teach a range of ages.

All beginners will benefit from incorporating props into your teaching. It helps convey meaning and reinforces your lesson material. You can use either props or realia (real-life objects) to teach vocabulary, form the basis of an activity or game, or test comprehension.

Shaping the Way We Teach English is a teacher-training course consisting of fourteen video-based modules with a supporting training manual and supplementary resources. Each modules is a ten to fifteen minute video segment with examples from classrooms and educators around the world. Each module also has corresponding readings and support materials that can be printed and copied. Some of these examples are from primary level classes, while others are from secondary and post-secondary level classes.

This Module of the Shaping the Way we Teach English Series contains a lesson plan and accompanying video that is focused on the details of the language within the context of language input. The focus is more on function, or the use of language in given situations, than it is on form, the linguistic details of language. Research has shown that selectively focusing on aspects of language use within a given context can be an effective teaching and learning practice. Language awareness, then, is more than a focus on form. It also includes the use of that form in context, which is called the pragmatic use of language.

This Module of the Shaping the Way we Teach English Series contains a lesson plan and accompanying video that is focused on the use of language skills together in social interaction. When we use language, we tend to use it as a whole, whether primarily listening, speaking, reading, or writing. All skills are needed in order to communicate effectively. Although there is a time to focus attention on just one skill at a time, the final goal is to use skills together for communication. For teaching effectiveness, the teacher who integrates language skills can make lessons interesting and motivating for students, creating a more active learning environment.

This Module of the Shaping the Way we Teach English Series contains a lesson plan and accompanying video that is focused on guiding teachers on how to choose and use printed texts (books, newspapers), images (photographs, posters), and multimedia (audio, video, computer programs) as authentic materials.

This Module of the Shaping the Way we Teach English Series contains a lesson plan and accompanying video that is focused on guiding teachers on how to bring critical and creative thinking into their classrooms.

This Module of the Shaping the Way we Teach English Series contains a lesson plan and accompanying video that is focused on how teachers can vary teaching approaches and techniques to help facilitate learning for a wide variety of students and student needs.

This Module of the Shaping the Way we Teach English Series contains a lesson plan and accompanying video that is focused on using teaching techniques that are most effective with younger learners (ages 5-10 or from Kindergarten to Grade 5).

This Module of the Shaping the Way we Teach English Series contains a lesson plan and accompanying video that is focused on reflective teaching, which is thinking about what happens in the classroom, both in terms of the teaching itself, and in terms of the learner response, and then, trying to improve it.

Because of these two reasons teaching English in Portugal attracts English teachers to Portugal. It is also important to note most of the English language teachers in Portugal are from the UK and Ireland mainly because they do not require work visas to come to Portugal to teach.

The requirements for teaching English in Portugal are quite straightforward. You will need to have a university degree and/or an internationally recognised Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification.

The best time to search for English teaching jobs in Portugal is usually at the start of summer. This is when most schools roll out openings for the new academic session as they hope to fill out the vacancies and conclude contract negotiation by the end of August.

To teach English in Portugal you do not need to know how to speak Portuguese and it is not usually one of the requirements. You may, however, need to learn basic Portuguese for communication outside the classroom.

The group emphasized that the strategies listed here, which include both big-picture mindsets and nitty-gritty teaching tactics, can be incorporated into all classrooms, benefiting both native English speakers and ELLs.

No surprise here. A successful classroom, our educators agreed, is one in which students feel known, appreciated, and comfortable taking emotional and intellectual risks. That requires intentional planning and consistent messaging by the teacher.

Teaching English abroad is a great way to work and travel simultaneously. Whether you want to pursue a career in teaching or travel the world doing something meaningful, teaching abroad can become an unforgettable experience.

How long do you plan on teaching in a single country? Maybe you prefer to spend one year in Spain and the next in Taiwan. Relevant certifications for various countries differ in price and requirements; make sure you know which ones apply to you.

What are your personal and financial goals for teaching abroad? Teaching abroad is a big life experience that requires a fair amount of planning. If you are pursuing a career in education, teaching abroad is a great way to diversify your teaching experience. If your goal is long-term travel, teaching English can help finance that adventure. Whatever the case, sort out your priorities before making any big decisions. 041b061a72


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