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Cultural Differences Are Sometimes Crucial When Learning English

As citizens of Earth (sorry for the aliens reading this) we are lucky enough to live on a planet that has been blessed and bestowed with a multitude of cultures. Even within a single...

5 Common New Year’s Resolutions & How To Keep Them

Can you believe the New Year is almost upon us?! Which means that 2017 goes bye-bye, and hello brand new and shiny 2018! With a fresh year on the horizon, many of us will...

Why does VIPKID use Common Core

VIPKID has been making huge ground both internationally and domestically because of its high quality of teachers and teaching. While many agree that VIPKID is a powerhouse of learning and innovation, they may not...

Advantages & Challenges of Online Classes

Teaching has grown alongside digital advancement, and online instruction is gaining popularity at lightning speed. Applications such as Skype, Google Hangouts and FaceTime work miracles for people who want to remotely connect in a...

Differences Between CELTA, TESOL, & TEFL Certifications

If you want to teach English as a second or foreign language, you'll need an English teacher certificate to apply for jobs. There are several English certifications available, and it is easy to get...

Speaking Activities for ESL, ESOL & TEFL Students

Speaking is the most important part of teaching English to kids, and speaking activities can be a huge help in the learning process. During speaking exercises, students are able to activate their vocabulary and...

Online English Tutoring Jobs

Online teaching jobs are becoming more and more popular as technology continues to make them more accessible. This format of knowledge sharing is convenient for both teachers and students, as it can be done...

Online CELTA Certification for Teaching English

If you are looking for a job as an English teacher or an ESL teacher, you may have noticed the CELTA acronym often comes up among the search results. CELTA now stands for Certificate...

Comprehensible Input Strategies & Activities

In 1977, linguist Stephen Krashen formed the so-called input hypothesis. This hypothesis put emphasis on comprehensible input as one of key factors when learning a foreign language. According to Krashen, comprehensible input for ELL students...

Online CELTA Courses & TESOL Programs

If you're looking to take a CELTA course or become TESOL-certified, it helps if you know what you're getting into. VIPKID offers ESL teachers a unique opportunity to conduct spoken English classes online for foreign...

Instructional Strategies for ELL Students

Teaching ELL students is a challenging task, because strategies that are good for native English speakers typically do not work when teaching ELL. Therefore, it is important to be familiar with specific instructional strategies...

Teaching & Tutoring English Online from Home

Online teaching is becoming more and more common these days. Modern technology makes it possible for online teachers to pass their knowledge to students with the same level of quality as teachers in a classroom setting....

How Children Learn to Speak English at Home

The peak of growth and development of children falls between the age of 3 and 9. At 3, children have rich imaginations and love to play physical games. And when they approach the age...

Benefits & Advantages of a Bilingual Education

A bilingual person is one who can speak two languages fluently. And if you're a bilingual, then you're lucky. Did you know that being bilingual can bring you advantages in all aspects of life,...

How to Engage Students with Active Participation

Keeping students engaged is one of the most challenging tasks of a teacher. All students are different, and some of them enjoy classroom activities while others tend to shy away from anything that involves...

Teacher Qualifications, Requirements & Certifications

Basic teaching requirements for becoming an ESL or EFL teacher are a university degree (teaching diploma) and an English as Second Language certification. There are several types of ESL certification, which, more or less, have...

Teaching & Tutoring Aids for English

Professional development is crucial for any career, including teachers, and especially ESL teachers who want to teach English online. On this page you’ll find a list of ESL teacher resources that will help you...

How to Teach English to Kids

Teaching English to young learners can be a great challenge, especially when English is not their native language. Kids get bored easily, but there are some methods and techniques that may help you turn...

English Teacher Training Courses Online

Do teachers need to learn to teach? The answer is yes. Continuous professional training and development is crucial for any profession, including teachers. It’s obvious that beginner teachers need classroom practice in order to...

Teaching Grammar to ESL & ELL Students

Teaching grammar to ESL and ELL students has always been and will always be a challenge. ESL grammar lessons may seem boring to some students, but the key task of an ESL teacher is to...