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When working with students beginning to learn English as a Second Language, especially when they are young students, engagement is key to overall success. Whether you are teaching online and working one-on-one with a student, or teaching a full class, maintaining your student(s) attention is crucial to successful teaching. They say that education is part theatrics and the other part knowledge, and that is especially true here! In order to successfully engage beginning ESL students, be sure to incorporate one or more of the following strategies into you teaching practice.

As we embrace the reality of globalization more and more there seems to be an emerging struggle in workplace communication. That is the difficulty in dealing with people that have a non-English speaking background. It makes sense that this is a problem, after all, there are countless difficulties that arise between people that have English speaking backgrounds, of course we expect some challenges when you take away that lifetime language learning. I’ve put together a quick list of pointers that you should keep at the top of your mind when dealing with people from other backgrounds.

There is a big difference between being just a teacher and an effective teacher. Maybe for some time now you have been wondering what you ought to do to become that effective teacher as compared to being just a teacher. Being an effective teacher involves seeking out multiple sites of input that can enable you to reflect and improve the teaching and learning in your class. It does not matter if your career has already started because it is not too late to consider these changes. This section is designed to bring to you a few suggestions on those little changes that can bring a big difference in your teaching.

The primary purpose of education is to teach life lessons and prepare students for the world outside of the classroom. Independent learners acquire the ability to take accountability for their own learning, which further translates to attaining responsibility habits for societal life. To instill these lessons, one doesn’t necessary have to be a strict teacher who is out of touch with her students; an equilibrium must be maintained. As an educator, you must balance independent study with group work and classroom discussions. There are a variety of strategies that could be employed. The foundations of responsibility must stem from the classroom before it could branch out into all other facets of life.

So you just attained your teaching degree and now it is that time to look out for a job, or you are already teaching but you are looking for a new challenge. Well finding a new job is very tiring and you obviously need to be fully prepared. Chances of getting an English teaching position can be very minimal and the ones available have a lot of competition. Prepare yourself thoroughly when getting into this phase of job searching. The following are a few steps to follow and you will be on your way to landing your long awaited job opportunity.

As a certified teacher, opportunities are plentiful, you just need to know where to look. In the digital age, all facets of employment are moving online, as such, it presents you with the unique opportunity to teach online from the comforts of your own home. The openings are diverse and virtually limitless; from joining an established teaching company, to self-employment, you could do it all. All it takes is laying down the groundwork by learning the pertinent information and being thorough with your approach. Use all of the resources available to you, including; employment websites, freelancing, networking, blogging, and various digital platforms to increase your scope and reach a greater target audience.

As an ESL teacher, it is common to feel as if there aren’t enough hours in the school day to get through an entire ESL lesson, let alone guide students through the central concepts and themes of a unit. There is always something unexpected arising to dampen your well-orchestrated ESL lesson plans. We all know the importance of repetitive, engaging activities on the language learning process. It was a concept first illustrated by John Carroll’s 1963 study, through which the researcher demonstrated a significant correlation between learning and time spent actively engaged in the learning process. Over the ensuing decades, further studies have confirmed the importance of time spent on task.

Communication is the cornerstone to effectively teaching younger students. However, when teaching ESL abroad, cultural barriers may stand in your way of successfully reaching your students. It is important to remember that every situation is unique and social norms differ between societies, sometimes even within the same nation. Politics, religion, and urbanization all play a crucial role in determining a society’s values and it is up to you to learn the ins and outs of a society prior to embarking on your journey of teaching there. This helpful guide will highlight some of the larger issues you should closely examine to best be successful overseas.

While teaching English as a second or foreign language is a very worthwhile and fulfilling profession for many practitioners, it also causes work-related stress just as much as any other career. Just about any unwanted situation, such as misbehaving students, substandard accommodations and inconsiderate local colleagues can trigger an English teacher?s stress levels to shoot up. Once this happens, there is a higher likelihood that the teacher?s enthusiasm and energy levels will dramatically go down.

English language learning around the world is evolving in surprising and sometimes alarming ways. A few decades ago, the language learning process was either moderated by native speakers (NS) of English or proactively initiated by second language learners who travel to English-speaking countries to study and become proficient in the language. In many language encounters, English translators were also in high demand to facilitate a clearer communication between peoples of diverse linguistic traditions. This is not to say that formal English language teachers and translators have become relics belonging to a bygone era. On the contrary, their function is still very much relevant, but their roles are changing dramatically.