ESL Teaching Tips & Strategies for Any Grade Level

Are your ESL students getting a little tired of the normal routine? Discover new and exciting ways to teach English with these tips and ideas. Find out your student’s learning styles and discover new methods in teaching to reach all your students. In addition, read inspiration and advice from fellow English Language Teachers on the philosophies of teaching and learning English as a second language. Comment on articles and share your own experiences.

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  • The SIOP Learning Method: A Way to Reach English Language Learners
    SIOP, or Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol, is a unique, innovative and highly successful way to teach English language learners both the English language as well as the varied academic content areas for their particular grade level.
  • Learning English More Quickly: Tips for Students
    There are millions of people around the world that are learning to speak English. One of the most common questions I get as an ESL teacher is “How do I learn English faster?" This article will provide some advice about how you can do just that.
  • Knowing the Difference Between ESL and EFL is Important
    Teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) typically take place in a foreign country, usually with students from the same country. In contrast, English as a Second Language (ESL) classes takes place in an English-speaking country, with students from all different backgrounds.
  • Challenges of Teaching Pronunciation in ESL Classrooms
    Proper English pronunciation is crucial to an ESL student's success, yet it is often neglected in the classroom. Learn about some of the challenges to effectively teaching students pronunciation.
  • Creating an ESL Journal to Enhance Oral Reading
    Journal writing can enhance oral ESL reading comprehension for children acquiring English as a second language by tracking various aspects of the student's reading, as well as scaffolding their writing skills.
  • Using Communication Games to Teach English
    Are you in need of a good communication game for your classroom? Learn how to play four easily manageable and creative games with your ESL students right here.
  • Suzie Sold Seashells...Tongue Twisters for English Language Class
    If 10 ESL students shared 10 ESL tongue twisters, how many tongue twisters would the ESL students share? Repetition of sound coupled with rhyme, rhythm and nonsense make these lessons in pronunciation an amusing time for everyone.
  • Simple Strategies to Improve Reading and Understanding for ESL Students
    The simple strategies presented in this article apply to both the teacher and the ESL student. Careful study and application of these skills will produce good results in reading and understanding.
  • Teaching English Conversation
    Conversation seems like it would be a basic skill when learning a new language, however, this is only if students intend to hold basic conversations. By integrating more intense topics and learning conversation tools, students will see their conversations go from blah, to wow.
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