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13 Dec Why Become An ESL Teacher

It is estimated that over 100,000 positions are available for English trainers internationally on an annual basis and research suggests that China and South Korea, alone, hire approximately 1,000 ESL teachers per month. The need for qualified and proficient ESL teachers is growing continuously and...

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30 Aug Planning A Conversation Class

Sam D. provides an in-depth discussion about planning a conversation class.  So you’re about to teach a conversation class. You've probably already taught the first lesson where you established the expectations of your students and yourself, together you have selected at least 15 topics to discuss...

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09 Jul Culturally Speaking!

Cultural or social events for language learners are a key part of the overall exposure to the language. Often these don’t take place due to lack of time or there always being other priorities. Every now and then, make this your priority! ...

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09 Jul The Silent Letters

A couple of weeks ago, we were looking at pronunciation in our TESOL group. When I went home that evening, I had to chuckle when I read my son’s spellings: Gardener Voluntary Portable Temperature Secretary Cupboard etc On the face of it, this seems a strange choice of spellings for a nine...

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09 Jul Adults Love Praise Too!

Written by Sue Brett, Group Strategy Director at Beckley.institute Bonjour, hola, an-young-ha-se-yo and dia duit. In one of the TESOL courses at Beckley.institute, learners had the pleasure of learning a few words in French, Spanish, Korean and Irish as part of their peer learning. As they...

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09 Jul The 7 Roles of a Teacher in the 21st Century

Nola A., Senior English Instructor at Beckley.Institute, provides a useful insight into the roles relevant to today’s teaching. The 7 Roles of a Teacher in the 21st Century: Think about the type of lesson you normally teach: In which roles are you often involved? Are there any roles in...

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By Melissa Stahl, Professional Development Consultant at Beckley.Institute Communicating effectively at work has never been more important. With competition in many sectors growing, globalization impacting the complexity of business success, and expanded communication channels that support real-time, on-demand information flow, the importance of communicating effectively every...

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