Blog — online ESL

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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Seven “Must-Haves” for Your Online ESL Classroom

Seven “Must-Haves” for Your Online ESL Classroom
Looking to simplify your online ESL teaching space? Or perhaps you just got hired (congrats!!) and are looking to arrange your “classroom” for the very first time? Here are my seven “must-haves” for your online ESL classroom!

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VIPKID Reward Ideas - Pathway Reward Systems That Will Liven Up Your VIPKID Classroom

VIPKID Reward Ideas - Pathway Reward Systems That Will Liven Up Your VIPKID Classroom

Pathway rewards are my new OBSESSION in my online ESL classroom. And, luckily for me, my students love them just as much as I do!

I’ve been using pathway rewards for some time now and I want to share with you how I use them in my online ESL lessons and why I love them so much! 

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