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Pro Tips for Teaching ESL Online to Young Students

Pro Tips for Teaching ESL Online to Young Students
Teaching young children in any environment can be challenging and the online platform certainly comes with its own specific set of trials to be overcome. But, don’t despair! Not only is it possible to teach young students effectively online, it can also be a highly rewarding and enjoyable experience. 

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Online ESL and Parents: How to Deal with Disruptive Parent Behavior

Online ESL and Parents: How to Deal with Disruptive Parent Behavior

Parents are an integral part of every child’s learning experience. And, especially when students are learning online from home, the attitude and behavior of the parent can have a huge impact on the student’s learning outcomes… for better or worse! In my personal experience, the large majority of parents are helpful, respectful and cooperative, but sometimes, even the most well-meaning parents can be more of a hindrance than a help. 

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Five Tips for Working with Shy or Introverted Students in Your Online ESL Classroom

Five Tips for Working with Shy or Introverted Students in Your Online ESL Classroom
Success in learning a second language depends on a multitude of factors, but chief among them are the willingness to participate in class, the willingness to try new things and the willingness to make mistakes. In my experience, I've observed that these characteristics typically come more naturally to extroverted and outgoing students than introverted or shy students. 

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Teaching ESL Online to Teenagers

Teaching ESL Online to Teenagers

There’s a huge myth that circulates in the ESL world that goes something like this ….. "Teaching teenagers is scary and difficult and just not that much fun. It’s easier to teach young children instead!" In my personal experience, I’ve found that this certainly does not apply to ALL teenagers or even most of them! 

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Getting Started with Boom Cards in the ESL Classroom

Getting Started with Boom Cards in the ESL Classroom

If you’re not using Boom Cards with your ESL students yet, you’re missing out! And so are they! Kids love Boom and, once you understand exactly what Boom Cards are and how they work, I think you will too.

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