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TESOL China: Using Games with A Linguistic Purpose

As a new ESL instructor in China, I quickly found that ESL games were great ice breakers. Prior to learning about the Communicative Approach, two of the games I used repeatedly in class were hangman and Pictionary. The students had a lot of fun trying to guess the letters and the drawings on the board, […]

Teaching English at a University in Thailand

There are three main types of universities to teach English in Thailand. The first one is a Thai university that offers English classes, a Thai university that has an international college, and a foreign (Ie. American) university with a campus here in Thailand. I have had the privilege of teaching at both an international college […]

Teaching at Language Schools in Thailand

There are hundreds of language schools in Thailand – maybe more. A great number of them are in the capital, Bangkok. My advice to those who want to teach English in Thailand can be summed up in four words: presentation, enjoyment, methodology, and hours. Keep in mind that this is solely based on one teacher’s observations […]

TESOL China: How OnTESOL’s Program Began To Alter My Teaching

My first teaching job at a university in China was particularly hard as I had had no prior TESOL training. I studied ahead in the course books and researched material for months, but I still was not able to write lesson plans or develop a curriculum until I had begun to study through OnTESOL’s certification […]