Multi Level ESL Classes

Multi Level ESL Classes are a Big Problem! One of the negatives of teaching at a university in Korea is that students are often grouped according to what major they take and not what their level of English is. This results in classes having one or two students who are …

Your Study Habits are Probably Wrong

Forget What you Think you Know This blog post is based on an old, but very helpful article from the New York Times: Forget What you Know about Good Study Habits. I’ll give the general overview of the article and then offer some specific applications for ESL/EFL teachers. The Takeaways …

Google Drive for Teachers: Why and How I Use It

The Ultimate Solution Google Drive is kind of the ultimate solution to all your paperwork worries and stress and you really should be using it, or another cloud computing option of some kind if you teach at a university in Korea or another country. Since I’ve started using it almost …

Rote Memorization of Vocabularly

  Rote Memorization: Out of Favour These Days It seems that straight up memorization of a language is a bit out of vogue these days with things like the audio-lingual method going out of fashion and something like communicative language teaching or extensive reading being all the rage. In these newer …

A Task Based Learning Group Project Idea

One of the task based learning projects I like to do is a group poster presentation. Here’s how it works: Students Choose a Group for their Presentation The students can go in groups of 1-5 people. I always hated group projects in school, so I like to give the option …