Essay Writing Tips: How to Write a Good Essay

By Ben Weinberg, Founder of English from A to Z In order to become an excellent English writer, it's very important to have the structure in place if you want to write a good essay. Read this post to learn the beginning steps of a proper approach, and where to continue your studies, once you're ready.
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How to Make an ESL School Website Competitive with a Digital Presence

As of 2018, the worldwide education industry has seen a 320% increase in the number of international schools across the world. The International School Consultancy reveals that there are more than 8,000 English-centered international schools, with over 4 million students.
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5 Ways to Retain ESL Teachers In Your School

For any ESL school, recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers is high on the priority list. What would be of ESL programs without amazing instructors? Unfortunately, as the job of the modern teacher is becoming more demanding, and the salaries are not keeping up with the workload, teacher retention rate is becoming low across many disciplines. The statistics are concerning - almost 16% of teachers leave the field each year External link , with 40%-50% of new teachers abandoning the profession within the first five years.
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9 ESL Games for Adults

Teaching English to adults has its own challenges. Of course, lesson plans for ESL adults often take on demanding topics, as mature students are more interested in learning Business English or communication skills for a job interview. However, surprisingly, the challenge for adult ESL often comes not from delving into complex subjects, but from teaching simple concepts.
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Research-Backed Ways to Teach ESL Vocabulary Words

Vocabulary forms the basis of language-learning instruction, for native-speakers and ESL students alike. However, concerningly, in spring of 2018, Oxford University Press commissioned a report pointing to a rapidly growing vocabulary deficiency among all students in primary and secondary schools. The study revealed that the problem caused low self-esteem and negative behavior among students. This lead to later issues in the workplace and life-long problems with communication. 
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Best Resources for ESL Teaching Abroad On a Budget

Did you land an ESL teaching job in your dream country, but the starting salary makes you hesitant to take the first step forward? Budgeting for a lifestyle in a new country can be intimidating, especially with unexpected expenses and living costs.
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The Beginner’s Guide to Teaching English Abroad

Do you dream of a life where you walk to work every morning on the cobblestone streets with a cup of espresso in Rome, or through the colorful street markets of Ho Chi Minh or Bangkok?
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How to Teach Effective Communication Between Teachers and Students in a Business English ESL Classroom

Many ESL students feel intimidated in using their learned language skills in a work setting. As ESL teachers, we  discern and dissect the obstacles in the way of our students' accomplishments. We all hope to pave a path to a brighter future for English learners.  In YourAgora’s series of "ESL in The Workplace," we contribute to that effort by focusing on the specifics - we help teachers tackle features of the professional world that may challenge both our students and ourselves. We also teach skills to help promote effective communication between teachers and students in the business English ESL classroom.
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How To Network With Online ESL Teachers On Social Media

Networking is no longer just a good idea. For a modern job-seeker, networking is an essential long-term investment. For an online ESL teacher, making business connections can make the difference between unemployment, and being able to collaborate with experts on content while building an audience of eager students.
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Free Tools Guaranteed to Improve Your Business English Lesson Plans

Even for the most creative of ESL teachers, constantly having to find fresh, exciting resources for lessons may be a challenge. How do you optimize your time without sacrificing quality? Digging through an internet full of hopefully-useful information often takes hours. Who has time for that?
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