Tag Archives: best practices

5 Characteristics of Highly Effective Classroom Teachers of ELs

Judie Haynes
Judie Haynes

Classroom teacher practices are key to the success of English learners (ELs) in elementary school. In this blog, I will look at the characteristics of highly skilled classroom teachers of ELs. I am inspired by an article by Christine Coombe … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: EAP in Canada

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Scott Roy Douglas, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus and Publications Chair of TESOL affiliate BC TEAL, speaks of EAP in the Canadian context, authentic tasks for authentic purposes using authentic … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Problem-Based Learning for ELLs

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Mick King has ridden the TESOL trail across Europe and the Middle East, developing a wide range of expertise and approaches in ELT. King, an ESL instructor at the Community College of Qatar, explains how problem-based learning (PBL) can empower … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Special Needs Students in the Developing World

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Saima Haq is founder and principal of the Special Children’s Educational Institute in Karachi, Pakistan. Her best practices stem from her goal to create a safe, supportive place for special needs students to learn, grow and contribute to the community … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Strategies in Teaching Large Classes

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Fauzia Shamin, recipient of the 2016 TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program Award and professor at the English Language Centre at Taibah University in Madinah, Saudi Arabia shares her best practices in teaching large classes with TESOL readers. Sherry Blok (SB): You … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Intensive English Programs in the USA

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

Alyssa Swanson, manager of Penn’s Intensive English Program, believes that best practices are routed in envisioning new avenues, bridging the gap between administrators and teachers, and engaging in professional development. With a background in international education and public relations, Alyssa … Continue reading

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9 Strategies for 21st-Century ELT Professionals

Yilin Sun
Yilin Sun

Recently, I gave a keynote talk at the Thai-TESOL 36th Annual Conference (January 2016). It was a well attended conference as Thai-TESOL leaders always do a fantastic job in organizing their annual event. The theme was “Empowerment Through Glocalization,” with … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Empowerment in Nepal

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

First introduced to the English language under the shade of a tree in rural Nepal, Ganga Ram Gautam has dedicated his life’s work to improving the standards of ELT in rural Nepal to empower students and teachers with English language … Continue reading

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ELT Best Practices: Young Learners in Ireland

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

With an ELT career spanning 20 years, Lou McLaughlin’s best practices stem from her dedication to young learners as a teacher and young learner teacher trainer. According to Lou, teacher cognition, focusing on learner capabilities, and setting realistic expectations are key … Continue reading

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Best Practices in ELT—in Context: Pakistan

Sherry Blok
Sherry Blok

What are best practices in ELT?  In 2016, my TESOL blog will bring different voices from the ELT world community together to share their individual contexts and experiences as teachers and learners, and demonstrate how all of the above weave … Continue reading

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