TEFL Articles Archives

English is a mongrel language!
Examples of Japanese words borrowed into the English language
By Stefan Chiarantano

Dyslexia in the Foreign Language Classroom
A practical guide for teachers
By Ania Krzyzak

Top Teaching Banana Skins (and how to avoid them)
Solutions to the top three teaching mistakes
By Alex Case

School Administration Software for Smaller Language Schools
Provides school owners and administrators of smaller language schools with background information on school administration software
By Joachim Fuchsluger

Xenophobia
Thoughts on the shadow side of teaching EFL abroad
by Stefan Chiarantano

A bag of tricks for the traveling YL ESL teacher
Don't leave home without it
by Stefan Chiarantano

Accounting For Style
How an understanding of individual learning styles can pay dividends in class
by Paul Meehan

YL Games for L2
Practical games and activities for young learners to test target language
by Stefan Chiarantano

Lonely Word Seeks Like-Minded Partners for Possible Collocation
How understanding word relationships is the key to successful vocabulary acquisition
by Paul Meehan

A Student Like Me
Re-entering the classroom to get a degree
by Nasreen Hussain

Lexis - the New Grammar?
How new materials are finally challenging established course book conventions
by Paul Meehan

Battling Burn-Out
Your life force is running out
by Samuel Owens

NLP and Lazy Language Learning
Thoughts to make life simpler for language learners
by Diana Beaver

Speaking Practice through Presentations
Here we consider not so much the presentation as an end in itself as its use for speaking practice
by Josef Essberger

SAC Shock!! Tips for Self Access Centres
Students can suffer from "SAC shock" when faced with the choice between just two books
by Alex Case

Helping ESL Students Become Computer Literate
The question is not whether to teach computer literacy but how
by Bobbie Crockett

Hands off that e-Dictionary!
(Pros and) Cons of electronic dictionaries
by Glen A. Hill

GrammarmanPoolside Interview with Brian Boyd
Josef Essberger of EnglishClub.com interviews the creator of Grammarman, the world's first and only grammar superhero

How Was the Dip?
A personal reflection on the DELTA
by Alex Case

Are You Netting the World's best ESL Resource?
You have the world's premier ESL resource at your fingertips
by Josef Essberger

Cutting Out Cutting Up: Tips for Lesson Plans
An article for anyone who has ever got tired of having a pair of scissors in their hands
by Alex Case

How To Set Up a Language School
Tips and pointers on starting, equipping and promoting an ESL school
by Lucy Pollard

Dealing With Problem Staff
Keys to maintaining discipline and staff harmony
by Lucy Pollard

Induction Guidelines for Your New Staff
The importance of welcoming and integrating new teachers for efficient school management
by Lucy Pollard

ESL Recruitment - The Interview
A structured approach to interviewing prospective teachers
by Lucy Pollard

ESL Recruitment - An Overview
Why recruitment is a key to success in your school, and how to get it right
by Lucy Pollard

Marketing Your Language Program 101
Successful promotion of your courses
by Sarah Elaine Eaton, M.A.

Taking off the Training Wheels
What can students and teachers do on the Internet?
by Douglas DeLong

20 Presentation Tips for Your Students
Helping learners to give presentations is an excellent way to encourage fluency
by Josef Essberger

Video in the Language Classroom
Video is an excellent medium for use in the language classroom
by Josef Essberger

Should ESL Instructors Speak Other Languages in the Classroom?
Should other languages be completely banned from the classroom?
by Eric Dondero R.

Ingredients for Successful Communicative Tasks
The success of communicative activities is almost always determined by the work the teacher does before the students begin
by Steven Tait

Intellect or Affect?
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Language and Sex
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

What do teachers bring to the teaching-learning process?
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Motivation and Motivating in EFL
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Classroom: Forum or Arena?
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

The Cultural Dynamics of Teaching
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

The changing winds and shifting sands of the history of English Language Teaching
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Coursebook: Take it or leave it
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

Accommodation Theory
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas

An Introduction to Befogging Idioms
by Dimitrios Thanasoulas