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ESL Curriculum Development Series: How to Perfect Your Lessons

By MK Argo
Are you ready to present the best ESL curriculum to your ESL school? Have you perfectly integrated technology and interactive materials into your lessons? If so, then perfect! If not, then you should keep reading because we’re about to cover how you can make your curriculum the best it possibly can be for your ESL school!
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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: Assessing ESL Students

By MK Argo
What’s the most important part of any ESL Curriculum? The content of course. Now that you have taken care of all of the preliminaries of ESL curriculum development, you can dig in and begin crafting and compiling the perfect resources to make your ESL school successful.
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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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What is ESL? - The ESL Terms You Need to Know

By MK Argo
When educators approach the topic of English as a Second Language, there are many terms for teachers, administrators, and principles to remember. Many of the terms in this educational realm are consistently misused because of how subtle the differences can be. Though the differences are subtle, they can be vitally important when developing an ESL program or understanding learners, assessments, and professional titles. This is a comprehensive, alphabetized list describing many of the most important and common ESL terms and their definitions to ensure your program is utilizing the correct language in training, marketing, planning, and hiring.  
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How to Start an Online English Teaching Business in 5 Steps

By MK Argo
As with any brick and mortar company, online business planning can be incredibly challenging and time consuming. In particular, the online ESL market is growing daily, and it can be hard to keep track of the latest trends and programs in the ESL business world. These reasons, and many more, make creating an online ESL teaching business daunting. To help you navigate the challenging world of business, here are five easy steps you can take to create your dream teaching company.
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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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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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