10 Surefire Tips for Motivating ESL Learners

by Mary Hubbard

10 Surefire Tips for Motivating ESL Learners

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The vast majority of teachers have limited knowledge of how to work with English as a Second Language (ESL) learners, also called English Language Learners (ELLs), but at some point in their career almost all teachers will have a student whose native language is not English. Engaging with ESL learners does not have to be an uphill battle — in fact, it should be an enriching experience for the teacher, the ESL learner and the rest of the class.

As with all teaching, going the few extra steps to prepare engaging lessons — namely by injecting your own personal experiences and incorporating those of your students — will do wonders to interest your students in the curriculum. Says one teacher, “Teaching ESL is about 1/3 knowing the ins and outs of the English language, 1/3 being a good communicator, and 1/3 being a good actor. You really need to be excited in this job.” Here are 10 tips for motivating ESL learners and elevating the educational and cultural environment for everyone involved:

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