My name is Bruce and I welcome you to my teaching site ESL Class Online. I am both TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and TESOL certified. I have worked with both children and adults. I focus on helping students with their grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. I am a native speaker of American English and have taught over 1000 students online. I also work as a private ESL teacher offline.
I have adapted my teaching methods to accommodate the many different needs of students. Not all students learn the same way, but all students can be encouraged to participate in the classroom environment. Teaching students one-on-one allows me to get to know the student and adapt my teaching methods to what works best for him or her. The following are some of the methods that I employ:
1. Student engagement is essential in the classroom.
Students that are engaged with the content often have better learning outcomes. I encourage students to engage in conversation related to the lesson topic. This allows for a more meaningful connection to the material.
2. Audio and Video
Many lessons feature audio and video clips that are related to the material being taught. This will help students apply what they are learning to the real world.
3. TPR (Total Physical Response)
I use TPR to enhance the lessons. This is especially important with young learners. TPR is based on the coordination of language and physical movement. It allows students to engage with, practice, and develop knowledge and understanding of the content without depending on speaking and writing.
4. Props and Realia
The use of props and realia (real-life objects) can bring a lesson to life. This can make the classroom experience more memorable for the learner.
5. Teaching Styles
I often switch from teacher-centered learning to student-centered active learning so that students can benefit from both methods of instruction.
My class of eager English learners ready to start their lesson.