Novice

If you are a novice teacher, you are at the beginning of your teaching career. The videos in this category provide learning experiences on foundational English language teaching skills. With these foundational skills, you will have a very solid base from which to teach a wide variety of classes and learners.

Language Use and Technology

The topic of a lot of debate today is how language use is changing as a result of the different technologies that have been developed, and are being developed, for communication.

Using the Whiteboard Effectively

The whiteboard, or any similar surface for writing on, is a key tool for every teacher to master in order to be effective as an instructor.  The whiteboard allows you to give students supplementary visual information to add to what you're saying verbally.

How to Use PowerPoint Effectively

In this video, we will look at the use of PowerPoint as a teaching tool.  PowerPoint is one of the most widely used – and misused – technologies in the language classroom.  There is a common expression in circulation, ‘Death by PowerPoint’, and as the expression implies, PowerPoint often ‘kills’

Language and Diversity

In this session, we will look at defining key terms when it comes to the connection between language use and ethnic diversity. We will discuss diversity, race, ethnicity, stereotyping, discrimination and racism and how they connect to individual choices when it comes to language use.

Using Timelines to Teach Verb Tenses

While the form of English grammar, or how it is made, is quite straightforward, the use of those forms is somewhat more complicated. It is actually the use of grammar, not the form, that presents the most challenges for both students and teachers alike.

English as a Global Language

In this video, we look at the phenomenon of English as a Global Language. In recent decades, the use of English has extended to every corner of the globe. English is so widespread that it is now commonly regarded as a global language.

Language Use and Age

Researchers have found that humans use language differently as they move from one age group to the next throughout their lifespans.

Using Phonics to Teach Reading and Spelling

Students often struggle to find the relationship between the sounds of English and how those sounds are represented through the English writing system. This is particularly true of students whose first language does not use a writing system based upon the Roman alphabet.

Writing Activities for Low Level Classes

The language skill of writing can be very overwhelming for low level students.

Using Debates to Teach English

Debating, a formal process to follow to argue a point or position, is an effective communication task to include in speaking classes in order to give students the opportunity to work on key speaking skills.

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