TED Talks for ESL Advanced Listening Practice (With Examples)

TED Talks are fantastic for listening practice, for advanced level learners especially. There are several reasons for this. TED Talks are usually quite short, and so the learners don’t get bored or tired. They are always on really interesting topics, offering the possibility for class discussions and debates on the opinions expressed. You can makeContinue reading “TED Talks for ESL Advanced Listening Practice (With Examples)”

The Importance of Homework in the Adult Classroom, and How to Get Them to Do It.

Despised globally, often neglected, the importance of motivating your adult students to work outside the classroom.

CELTA Pre-Course Task Answer Key

So this month I’ll be doing my CELTA course, in the hopes that it will compliment my professional experience. As a part of the lead up to the course, I was required to complete the pre-course task, which I have copied below. I hope it’s useful for checking your own answers! I’ll also be postingContinue reading “CELTA Pre-Course Task Answer Key”

How To Deal With Problem Students

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”