TESOL or ESL Articles
You’ll find the beginnings of a set of TESOL articles exploring many aspects of teaching that a would-be TESOL teacher needs to teach English abroad successfully.
The first couple of articles look at what options there are for teaching English abroad.
- Should you teach English abroad?
Considering teaching English abroad? You should… this articles points out some of the qualities you might need to teach English abroad.
- Budding TESOL Teachers: A Checklist for Traveling Abroad
I’ve prepared a (long) checklist of things that teachers should remember to take with them when they get ready to travel abroad, including what documents to prepare, what money to prepare, etc.
Getting the Job
- Where are you going to teach TESOL? 3 tips to choosing a suitable country
With over 200 countries and territories in the world, there are ample opportunities for you to find a teaching position. However, before you book your plane ticket to just anywhere, there are some factors you need to consider…
- Six Tips on Getting To and Through your First TESOL Interview
Got an interview? Well done, just ace the interview/demo and you’ll be congratulating yourself tomorrow! Interview tips & advice to get the job.
- Tips on Finding a Good ESL Job
- Learn the ESL/EFL Lingo Game: Just what do all those Acronyms mean?
In the Classroom
- Getting Through Your First Class: Tips and Suggestions
That first class! Congratulations! Many teachers get nervous in the first class, but follow some simple tips to get over that initial teaching hump.
- Students, Do Your Homework
Help your students to complete their homework productively and happily.
- ESL for Kids: 5 Tips on Writing Worksheets or Homework Papers
Encouraging your kids to do their homework can be pretty difficult. But making their worksheets easy can help to build skills, confidence and performance, too.
In the Teacher’s Toolbox
- Simple Wikipedia: A Great Resource for Aspiring TESOL Teachers
Finding interesting motivation reading resources for adults and older kids can be a challenge if you are a TESOL teacher. Most books are either too long, too difficult or not interesting. One great tool that can help TESOL teachers and ESL students is an offshoot of Wikipedia – Wikipedia, a free encyclopedia written in simple English for easy reading.
- Tools for Tired TESOL Teachers: OpenOffice
OpenOffice offers a great resource for Teachers and Students for an unbelievable price. You can also make copies for your students, available in multi-lingual, multi-OS, pretty multi-everything!
- Developing Your Vocabulary: Puzzlemaker’s Tools
Puzzlemaker’s developing suite of tools really helps teachers who need to create fun and challenging worksheets.
- Teach ’em to Listen
- Teach them to Speak Up
- Teach your Students to Read
- Teaching Writing: Freewriting, Prompts and Feedback
Simple techniques to teach writing to students of many ages, esp. those who are already able to write more than basic sentences.
Stay tuned for more articles or visit the ‘newsletter page’. We’ll be adding to the selection of articles right here. Also, if you have a good article that you would like to publish here, then drop by and send me an email.