Expert

If you are an expert teacher, you have more than ten years of teaching experience. You have taught a wide range of class types and language proficiency levels and in several different language programs and contexts. The videos in this category provide learning experiences about the more complex aspects of English language teaching that allow you to position yourself to train other teachers, develop curriculum and coordinate programs. Some of the videos in this category also take you much more deeply into the theory behind current language teaching practices.

ESL Student Interviews: Language Proficiency Level

In this video, you'll watch a series of interviews with English language learners who have different English language proficiency levels - from beginner to high advanced.  The purpose of this series of interviews is to help you become familiar with what students can and cannot do as they move thr

ESL Teacher Interviews: Other Paths for Career Development

One of the exciting things about working in English language education is that there are many different career opportunities available to teachers with a little bit of teaching experience.  In this video, you will see a series of interviews with teachers that have taken their careers in different

ESL Student & Teacher Interviews: Types of Classes

The English language teaching field is becoming more and more specialized and therefore, as teachers, we need to become capable of teaching different types of classes.

ESL Student & Teacher Interviews: Canadian Culture

As English language teachers, we don't just teach the English language, we also teach the culture that goes along with the English language.  In this video, you'll see a series of interviews with both ESL students and ESL teachers on the topic of Canadian culture.  The ESL students share with us

ESL Student Interviews: First Language Background

Research has clearly established that a student's first language background significantly impacts his/her ability to learn English.  In this video, you'll watch a series of interviews with English language learners who have different first language backgrounds.  These students will offer their pe

Language Use and Social Class

Language use and social class is an interesting topic, not only for researchers, but also for language teachers because it opens up a lot of language variation that we want to make our students aware of.

Language and Multilingual Societies

Every society has a number of choices to make in terms of which language will be used in that society and when.

Language and Identity

Researchers have a keen interest in the relationship between language and identity. Current research shows that there is a strong connection between our language use and language choices and our identity.

The Power of Language Use

When we teach language, we often position it as a tool for communication, which it very legitimately is. This is a positive shift from previous generations where language was seen as an academic subject – you learned it, received a grade and promptly forgot it.

Yes, There ARE Patterns in English Spelling

Students and teachers alike often complain about the challenges of English spelling, given the myriad rules which seem to break other rules, which break other rules.  There does not seem to be much consistency between how words are pronounced and how they are spelled.

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