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Teachers! Stop Yourselves and Your Students From Feeling Like This

English language students staring back at you with blank faces when you mention previously 'taught' material doesn't give you the best feeling for the rest of your well-planned lesson. According to your class register, these students were definitely present in physical form last week. Apparently, their thoughts were elsewhere. Perhaps they were daydreaming about skydiving … Continue reading Teachers! Stop Yourselves and Your Students From Feeling Like This

Teachers: Are you using this simple, effective grammar technique?

There are various ways of presenting English grammar. If students aren't responding to the techniques used, teachers perhaps need to think, let's simplify it. There are 12 major verb tenses in the English language (always under discussion). And they can be confusing to learn and their names difficult to remember. I remember one of my … Continue reading Teachers: Are you using this simple, effective grammar technique?

Attention! Do Your Teaching Methods Pass The Long-Term Memory Check List?

Unfortunately, long-term semantic memory is known to have the weakest retrieval system. Therefore, ESL EFL teachers have to make sure many neurological paths and connections are made and developed so English language students can store subject matter securely and retrieve information easily.

Teachers: Use Unbelievably Easy Methods to Gain Interest and Grab Attention

The previous post emphasised how EFL / ESL teachers have to gain student interest for information processing to take place. If not, the raindrops on the window will be the memories students create during an English language lesson. Also mentioned were three necessary components that need to be taken into consideration: attention, meaning and emotion. … Continue reading Teachers: Use Unbelievably Easy Methods to Gain Interest and Grab Attention