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Development Course for Teachers

This ESL teacher development course consists of a series of articles to help teachers save preparation time and no longer feel frustrated, disappointed or depressed by what goes on during their classes.

The course is free, but we would appreciate it if you could purchase some of the materials available in the store to help us finance this website, which exists without any advertising. If teachers are interested in my ideas, I advise you to purchase the new version of QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book 2.0, which has twenty-odd chapters of explanations plus over 1,500 customizable files with hundreds of written and oral exercises.

Now that I am retired I am willing to come to your school or institution and organize workshops with your colleagues. Contact me here.

The articles so far…

To access the articles, click on the links below or the identical ones farther down:

ESL Development Introduction: More about the course content

ESL Development 1: Things students don’t like to do in class

ESL Development 2: Things students like to do in class

ESL Development 3: What ESL students are willing to do provided…

ESL Development 4: An easy way to use songs in the ESL classroom

ESL Development 5: How can I speak up when I don’t speak English that much?

ESL Development 6: Never change a winning game—Be an actor in a show

ESL Development 7: Grading a talk or oral activity

ESL Development 8: How to Stop Students Texting In Class

ESL Development 9: Motivational Techniques

Articles in this section


ESL Development 7: Grading a talk or oral activity (ESL Development Course 7 & 8)

"Marianne Raynaud deals with questions related to how we should grade oral work. All the material comes from "QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book 2.0". Stimulating and unbiased testing of oral skills can be hugely motivating for the students.



ESL Development 6: Never change a winning game—Be an actor in a show ( ESL Development Course 5 & 6)

Marianne Raynaud explains how to get your students to participate in class and speak practically all the time. She sees teachers as actors performing in a show and as guides motivating their students to express themselves and not as "masters who know it all and mainly correct their students."



ESL Development 9: Motivational Techniques (ESL Development Course 9)

Free ESL Teacher Development Course: Questions teachers keep asking when they feel frustrated in class. Motivational suggestions to get students to be less passive and more ready to speak in class.



ESL Development 8: How to Stop Students Texting In Class (ESL Development Course 7 & 8)

Marianne Raynaud addresses the problem of motivating uninterested students who send text messages in class instead of focusing on what the teacher is explaining. There are strategies to help you solve this problem.



ESL Development 5: How can I speak up when I don’t speak English that much? ( ESL Development Course 5 & 6)

Quality teacher talk vs. language skills? Language training should be the priority with intensive work on grammar and vocabulary and an effort to get passive students to take an active part in their learning.



ESL Development 3: What ESL Students are Willing to Do Provided… (ESL Development Course 3 & 4)

Marianne Raynaud explains what ESL Students are ready to do if certain conditions are met—a check-list for teachers to verify their behavior and the impressions they make on their students.



ESL Development 4: Using Songs in the ESL Classroom (ESL Development Course 3 & 4)

Marianne Raynaud, the author of "QualityTime-ESL: The Digital Resource Book 2.0," shows teachers how to save time and liven the class atmosphere by using songs chosen by their students. We recommend http://www.lyricsnmusic.com for this activity.



ESL Development 1: Things students don’t like to do in class (ESL Development Course 1 & 2)

List of things that are wrong in the ESL classroom from the students’ point of view for discussion and implementing change



ESL Development 2: Things students like to do in class (ESL Development Course 1 & 2)

Things Students Like Doing in the ESL Classroom



Course Content (Course Content)

Marianne Raynaud’s online ESL Teacher Development Course



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