This is my story of teaching English from 2007 until 2010 in Thailand. I relive my experiences of teaching in government and private schools in the Bangkok area.
This article attempts to explain what contrastive stress is, how this type of stress occurs and shifts in sentences, how it changes the meaning in spoken English, and it consists suggestions for English language teachers how to teach contrastive stress.
Learning word families can help your students gain greater understanding of the English language. Improve vocabulary, grammar and speaking and writing in the classroom using simple teaching methods.
Writing is painful for many students. Some of the most reluctant writers are English language learners. This approach to using photograph prompts has radically changed my ELL students’ attitude towards writing.
For English Language Learners, writing is a process that goes beyond spelling and grammar. It begins with socializing and evolves into copying sentence frames; eventually writing essays. Students need written and oral feedback, and should engage with prompts that are culturally relevant and diverse.
Error correction, when done properly, helps your students without them losing confidence. This article includes some simple approaches to correction of writing and speaking.
Limited vocabulary is one of the greatest obstacles English language learners face when they read. Teaching vocabulary to ELLs must be intentional and is most effective when essential vocabulary is pre-taught.
This article provides some tips explaining how to use technology to teach English as a Second Language. It can also be used as a plan for using tech to teach any subject.
Conversation classes are often unplanned and structure-less, or fall into the trap of patterned role-plays. Learn how to plan realistic and useful conversation lessons for your students.
Can the colour red make you a better player? Does it make you more attractive? Are blue pills more effective? This intriguing lesson plan will appeal to intermediate, upper and advanced levels.
Evaluating ESL speaking proficiency must be done more objectively than subjectively. After defining speaking proficiency, this hub introduces a rubric for effectively evaluating speaking proficiency.