View Using ESL/EFL Course Books with Children – Pros and Cons

Using ESL/EFL Course Books with Children – Pros and Cons

Using ESL/EFL course books with children is usually something out of our control as teachers – it often depends on individual language schools and their policies. There are obvious advantages and disadvantages to using course books when teaching young learners – and we should always be mindful of not becoming too reliant on them for all…

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View Teaching Children ESL/EFL – Learning from our Mistakes

Teaching Children ESL/EFL – Learning from our Mistakes

Teaching children ESL/EFL can be challenging and often unpredictable! It’s important that we learn how to use our ‘mistakes’ as wonderful learning opportunities, rather than beating ourselves up when things don’t go according to plan. Ellie Romero writes.   “There is no failure, only feedback!” You may already be familiar with this famous quote from…

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View Teaching ESL/EFL to Children – 10 Top Tips for Success

Teaching ESL/EFL to Children – 10 Top Tips for Success

Teaching ESL/EFL to children poses some unique challenges and can feel quite daunting when you first start out – but it’s also hugely rewarding once you get into your stride. Seeing young ESL learners go from knowing nothing, to learning a few words, to using a few simple sentences and then spontaneously speaking English whilst…

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View Self-Care for ESL/EFL Teachers – 12 Top Tips

Self-Care for ESL/EFL Teachers – 12 Top Tips

The holidays are over and ESL/EFL teachers around the world are preparing themselves for a brand new term – and all the challenges that 2020 will bring. Teaching ESL/EFL to young learners can be mentally and physically exhausting – which is why we, as teachers, need to make self-care a priority this year. Ellie Romero writes:…

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