Did you know that an average human being now has an attention span of 8 seconds? Yes, 8 seconds! The question that comes to mind now is, how does this fact affect the teaching and learning process? One thing is… Read More
Teaching can be an enjoyable but tasking job. Having difficult students to deal with, however, can make it more tasking. In every classroom, there is always at least, one difficult student to deal with. A student is not only difficult… Read More
Sometimes activities take longer, or students finish sooner than anticipated. This is where you need to be flexible with regards to your lesson plan. You will have to make on-the-spot decisions, to either drop an activity or add something new, but without affecting your main lesson aims. A good lesson plan will be one which is a clear working document. In other words, another teacher would be able to teach your lesson by using your plan as a guide.
Imagine enrolling in a driving school and all you were taught is how to drive a car, and some traffic rules without having to practise driving at all. When you eventually get the courage to put your car on the… Read More
With distractions at their peak and human attention span proven to be only 12 seconds, the 21st century ESL teacher must be proactive in dealing with the realities of this time as it affects teaching English to speakers of other… Read More
The success of every language learning or teaching process is in the ability of the learners to use the language appropriately. Language learning or teaching theories is not what is important here, what is important is showing your learners how… Read More
Has your accent had a negative impact on your performance as a teacher? Are you tired of staying quiet despite having a lot to say? Has your pronunciation and intonation failed you one too many times in certain situations? Do… Read More
The importance of the vowel sounds in English language cannot be overemphasised. Its essence is so important that there is hardly a syllable in English without a vowel sound. Hence, the vowel is the nucleus – the life of any… Read More
One of the challenges faced by teachers of English language in Nigeria and Africa in general is how to make the pronunciation part of the lesson interesting such that students will look forward to it. Many teachers of English language… Read More
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