Entries related to: activities-exercises

ESL Curriculum Development Series: Technology in the Classroom

By MK Argo
Are you ready for the next step in our ESL Curriculum Development Series? In this installment, we will discuss how you can adapt and perfect your curriculum for your ESL school's platform. We will also talk about the importance of incorporating interactive materials into your ESL lessons.
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ESL CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT SERIES: WHO ARE YOUR STUDENTS?

By MK Argo
Here at Your Agora, we understand the Curriculum Development process can be tedious and confusing, especially when you're starting an ESL school. Through our series on ESL Curriculum Development, we will walk you through the important steps in this process to ensure your successful school will have the best curriculum possible!
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How To: Solve 5 Common Problems Faced By Teachers in Teaching English Language in ESL Classrooms

By MK Argo
Working in the English as a Second Language field is a wonderfully challenging and complex endeavor. If administrators and teachers work together to solve the common problems of these programs then many of the issues become less formidable. Here are five common problems faced by ESL teachers and administrators and their solutions.
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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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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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