ESL Lessons

ESL Lessons, some advice and methodologies to help you teach English well to your students.

English teacher Ritsuko Nakata believes in The MAT Method.

The MAT Method stands for: Model, Action, Talk. It is said to be easy to learn and easy to teach.

I think MAT is suitable for large classes and some of the activities will be suitable for small classes provided the activities are well chosen and geared well towards your particular students.

MAT is supposed to aid in keeping students focused on the lesson and involved. It keeps the class active and fun. Ritsuko Nakata a MAT trainer and English teacher feels "...if you are having fun the students will too."

The MAT method can be a fun way of teaching children`s classes.

(Pictured, an old Japanese "death hut," where old people traditionally went when they died, photo by Ian Griffin)

ESL English Lesson Plan - developing fluency across the four skills of English

If you ever get the chance to listen to Paul Nation, do so! He is one of the great ones! A great teacher! Teaches you while keeping you entertained and therefore focused. I attended an ETJ conference in Tokyo where I heard Nation speak. (ETJ is the association of English Teachers in Japan, and is worth joining, plus it is amazingly cheap.)

Nation points out that research shows that time on task = increased skill.

Beckham`s Top 10 List of ESL Websites

ESL Project - Some great ESL Websites I recommend for English Teachers & Students

The Internet has played the most significant part in converting the World into a Global village. The importance of learning new languages has never been as vital as it is today. You must learn various languages if you want to successfully interact with friends and businessmen from different parts of the World; however if you want to easily interact with everyone else then you must learn English.

Christmas Lesson Activities

Tis the season to be jolly! With Christmas being the season of joy, your ESL students will love to learn Christmas English through EFL lessons. Don’t worry if you don’t have any Christmas lessons. The internet offers a myriad of plans and options for you to choose from.

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