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Online Group Class Dynamics ccqs group classes instructions participation rapport stt ttt wait time Jan 09, 2023

A lot can happen in a group class, and they can be a lot to manage at times– even if you’re teaching adults. While the rich interactions, questions, insights, and challenges that arise in group classes can be amazing, they still require some management strategies here and there.
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High-Impact Changes in the EFL Classroom error correction instructions participation stt May 02, 2022

Trying to implement new changes in the EFL classroom can be a tricky task– how do you do it, analyze if it’s been successful, and decide what’s next? It can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! This week on the blog, we’re highlighting a few changes you can...

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Common EFL Teacher Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them!) grammar instructions new to teaching professional development reflection teacher talking time ttt Apr 18, 2022

A big part of being a great teacher is learning. Teachers who learn how to perfect their skills, understand their students’ learning styles, and appreciate the learning process better ultimately have the most engaged students and deliver the best quality lessons. Getting to that point takes...

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Self Reflection: The Path to Improvement instructions participation professional development reflection stt ttt wait time Oct 18, 2021

We put so much time and effort into preparing for our lessons but we can sometimes forget about an equally important part of teaching – reflection. But what is it? Self-reflection is the process of evaluating a lesson you just taught. When you practice self-reflection after a lesson, you...

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Transitioning from Teaching Children to Teaching Adults adult learners instructions teaching children Oct 04, 2021

If you’ve gotten your start in the world of EFL for kids, pat yourself on the back. Teaching children is equal parts challenging and rewarding, and by now you’ve likely found several tips and tricks that you keep up your sleeve when planning lessons and teaching. But if you’ve...

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Follow these instructions instructions teacher talking time ttt Sep 20, 2021

Have you ever had that cringe-worthy moment in front of your students where you gave instructions to an activity, expecting them to get started with it, and then right before your eyes, NOTHING HAPPENS?! There’s complete silence and your students are looking around for clues about what they...

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