People are far more willing and likely to forgive grammatical errors than they are to forgive pronunciation faux pas.
Owing to this, many speaking examiners will give a lot of credit to a candidate who attempts to produce natural sounding language. Making pronunciation a key part of language lessons and exam preparation. If you don’t dedicate much time to this aspect in your classes, now would be a good time to start!
In this post I’m focusing on some of the most common ways that teachers get in their own way, and stop their learners from reaching their full potential. As well as thinking about some possible solutions for such problems.
Any good language course will, at some point, focus on writing skills. Whether it’s simple, short notes, or longer essays and editorials. A lot of this might depend on the learner’s real world needs. Maybe they’re doing a course tailored for their job, in which case they might need direction on how to write businessContinue reading “Teaching EFL Writing”
For most teachers, whether they teach adults or young learners, there will be a few students they have problems with. Maybe they have a passive attitude to learning, they constantly interrupt, they talk with their fellow learners, or maybe it even rises to the levels of the teacher being undermined and losing authority. Apart fromContinue reading “How To Deal With Problem Students”