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    Social media is often seen in opposition to learning. It’s a distraction in the classroom. It takes students’ attention away from actual learning. However, when utilized properly, social media can be a powerful classroom tool. As an educator using social media, you’re engaging with students on a platform where they already feel comfortable, while also sowing them a different side. Especially for a language learner, social media can be a wonderful source of native speaker content to enhance listening, reading, and writing skills.

    Over the short history of the ESL field different techniques have been proposed. Every strategy has thus dropped out of support and has been supplanted with another one. Audiolingualism, functionalism, informative standards, and now the prevailing fashion is "task based syllabuses." In his evaluate of the undertaking based syllabus Sheen (1994:127) brings up, "continuous outlook changes in the field of second and outside dialect educating have not brought about huge advance in language learning."

    Many people brand the English language as infamous being one of the most difficult languages to gain full mastery on. Most people struggle when engaging in learning of the language. For those people be it foreigners or even those who have a basic knowledge of the language, who need to master the basic principles of grammar there is always the untold secret on how to do it. Grammar has set a syntax which is to be followed and effectively used in its usage. The anatomy of great English involves the recognition of the proper role of words usage and the best way to structure sentences. Words, expressions and sentences made in an orderly manner make up English communication more comprehensible.

    Incorporating educational technology in a classroom of English learners is an effective tool for helping students understand and apply important concepts. It will undoubtedly enhance the learning experience, and provide a fun and engaging way for the class to learn new material. However, it could also be a tricky process for students who don’t have prior exposure to the technology in question. In such scenarios, they’ll have to first overcome the language barrier before learning to utilize the new technology. Despite the challenges, living in the technological age necessitates that students learn these skills to better their lives and future prospects.

    Extra-curricular activities are those done for enrichment purposes rather than academic credit. Undoubtedly, extra-curricular activities are the premier supplement to student knowledge learned in the classroom. They are especially valuable to ESL students beginning their journey towards the mastery of the English language. The availability of these activities, ranging from before school to after school, and even on weekends, provides ample opportunities for participation. A diverse skillset, from workplace skills to social abilities, are mastered through such practices. In addition, activities outside of school help promote time management skills that could be applied in future career-oriented settings. All in all, there are tremendous benefits to extra-curricular activities, and it is crucial, particularly for those taking ESL classes, to get involved. As teachers, it is in our students’ best interest for us to effectively guide them through the plethora of extra-curricular options available.

    You can engage students for learning as a teacher from your mobile handset right now.  Discover how.  We are in the era in which a lot of digital devices have been discovered, smart phones, laptops and tablets being among these discoveries. How have these devices really helped in the teaching sector? Well they come with apps in hand or one can download apps with them. These apps make teachers and students efforts to teach or learn English as a second language extremely affordable and easy. They not only ease your work as a teacher but boost your productivity too. There are a lot of mobile apps that English teachers can find useful for every platform to help in teaching.

    Mobile apps have brought a revolution in this digital era. There are a lot of applications found in apple app store, android play store, windows app store and many more, and the number of downloads in these apps in a month has shot extremely high in numbers. These apps range from radio apps, books and precisely, there are apps for everything and anything that you might need. That being said learning apps have not been left behind. There are several apps that can help ESL/TESOL/TEFL teachers teach English and also recommend them to their students because as we know the number of people with smartphones according to statistics is very high. There are a few advantages that comes along with these apps.

    Learning a foreign language may appear to be a daunting task to anyone embarking on this journey. Moreover, it is that much more difficult at an older age. The plasticity of the young mind allows it to be easily molded and grasp a new language relatively effortlessly. Adults, with other commitments, families of their own, and responsibilities of a full time job, often find it extremely difficult to grasp a new language. However, there are many resources available to facilitate learning English in an appealing and engaging manner for learners of all ages and ethnicities.

    Many countries in Africa, Asia, and South America are nowadays learning English as second language (ESL). It has therefore become quite a lucrative venture which English teachers are making a run for. This however means moving to new country and embracing or coping with a whole new way of life. You will be interacting with an entirely new community different from the one back at home. It is therefore best to familiarize yourself with the dos and don’ts of the community in terms of greetings, mode of dressing, religion among others.

    English is continually becoming a global language. It is now being used extensively in business, education and entertainment. Learning to speak English is essential to anyone who wishes to communicate and interact with the rest of the world effortlessly. Like learning any other language, learning to speak English requires willingness, commitment, and persistence. However, should not scare you away as the experience can be fun and rewarding depending on the approach and the methods that you use. Here are a few methods that you can use to learn how to speak English fluently.

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