A Development Course for ESL Teachers (Free)

I am starting a short ESL teacher development course here on my website. I will be publishing articles on what is essential to understand about students’ behavior in the classroom. I hope teachers will save time preparing for class and not feel frustrated, disappointed or even depressed by what goes on in the classroom.

First we will look at what students like and don’t like doing. We will offer ideas about how to gain the respect of your students and get them to be autonomous learners. Finally, we will give you files with exercises and activities that will work well with any students and above all help them to progress.

This course concerns teachers whose students have studied English for at least two years, in other words students who are not complete beginners. This course is not a substitute for formal courses which give certification or other diplomas that are valid in the workplace. I only wish to help teachers who cannot afford those formal online or face-to-face courses.

This ESL teacher development course is free, but we would appreciate it if teachers could purchase some of the materials available in the store to help us finance this website, which exists without any advertising. And if teachers are really interested in my ideas, I advise you to purchase QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book Version 5.0 which has twenty chapters of explanations plus over 1,500 customizable files with hundreds of exercises, listening comprehensions and activities. There are numerous examples of student work and even ten-minute films by students.

Moreover, I am willing to come to your school or institution and organize workshops with your colleagues. If you are interested in such workshops or have any questions you can contact me here.

The articles so far…

1. Things students Don’t Like to do in the ESL Classroom (1)

2. Things students Like to do in the ESL Classroom (2)

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