The 5 Disruptive ESL Students and How to Deal with Them

Where there is teaching happening, chances are that there are disruptive students nearby; students that embody bombs in your classroom, destroying your carefully planned lessons.Though disruptive students are certainly not an ESL classroom specialty, the Korean education system (and the immense pressures inherent in it) has produced a large amount of students who are overworked

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Resources for Becoming a Better ESL Teacher

If you are reading this from a foreign country where you are living and teaching, chances are you are – at the very least – scantily acquainted with the academics  of language acquisition and/or teaching. If you studied English or Linguistics, you probably spent a few years being immersed in the spheres at university, and

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Teaching at an English village (part I)

In my other posts I have talked about teaching English in public schools and private institutes or ‘hagwons’. However, for anyone looking to teach in South Korea for the very first time, an English village is another option especially for those not interested in working in either a public school or a private language school.

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Teaching multi-level ESL class

  Most ESL teachers are daunted by the thought of teaching a multi-level class. And rightly so. Teaching Multi-level classes can not only be challenging but downright stressful. What is a multi-level classroom By definition ‘a multi-level classroom’ is one where the students have different skill level but they are all studying in the same

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How to make an effective Lesson Plan (Part I)

Many new ESL teachers complain about how their classes are boring or their students seem unmotivated. Even though some teachers may prepare for their classes for hours in advance, their lesson seem to finish early and then they have no idea what to do with their students for the rest of the class time. Many

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Any Questions?

I’m a native teacher at an English academy. To be more specific, I’m a substitute native teacher. I’m sent to different campuses when a permanent teacher takes days off. Some pro’s are that I see different parts of Seoul, get well-acquainted with the public transportation system, and meet lots of people. The con’s are that depending

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