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ESL Placement Testing at Language Institutes

How to fix ESL placement testing at language institutes

My name is Paulina Stepien and I have worked in Spain and Canada as an ESL instructor for four years in both private language institutes and also online During this period, I’ve encountered some recurring issues with the process of ESL placement testing at language institutes. Every private language institute is a little bit different.[...]

Online Lessons at Private ESL Institutes

The Benefits of Online Lessons at Private ESL Institutes

Why Online Lessons at Private ESL Institutes benefit students, teachers and ultimately, owners When we imagine learning English at a private institute we have come to expect a certain experience. To enter a classroom and to sit at a desk, use a textbook and to see a teacher standing in front of a whiteboard. But,[...]

ESL Reading Lessons for Elementary Students

ESL Reading Lessons for Elementary Students

We've released 25 ESL Reading Lessons for Elementary Students to enhance the learning experience at Off2Class.  As summer arrives in the northern hemisphere, various changes occur in the ESL teaching market. First, school students go on their long annual vacation. Second, older students enroll at private language institutions. They often undertake specialized English courses for[...]

K12 ELLs

K12 ELLs: Effective Placement Strategies

How to strengthen your student intake and enrolment process for your K12 ELLs Lately, we've been partnering with a number of public K12 schools and districts working with English Language Learners (ELLs). Many of these teachers first came to us looking for an effective starting point when faced with new ELLs. Today we'd like to[...]

ESL Placement Tools for Higher Education

ESL Placement Tools for Higher Education Admissions

How to strengthen your international student admissions and enrolment process with effective ESL Placement Tools In the latest SEVIS By The Numbers Report, the number of international students at US Higher Education Institutions showed a slight decline on a 12-month basis (0.5%). Although this drop may not seem significant, it marks the first decline in decades. The[...]

ESL Teacher

The ESL Teacher Toolkit Celebrates 3 Years in March

On 15th March 2015, Off2Class went live. The ESL Teacher Toolkit is now 3 years old! After a year in beta, we launched our ESL teacher-led tool. At the time, we had 65 lessons and homework activities combined with a basic student management panel. How we’ve grown Since that time, we’ve grown to 700 lessons[...]

online ESL marketplace

How to compete in the online ESL marketplace

The online ESL marketplace is crowded and has low barriers to entry. Every day it seems that there are more entrants in the busy world of online ESL lessons! Take a look at this list to see the ever-growing pool of companies in the space. Not to mention that there's little need to be a[...]

International Student Enrolments

ESL Placement Test for International Student Enrolments

International student enrolments at private K12 schools are increasing Private schools in English-speaking countries are seeing increased international student enrolments. Recently, the Australian Department of Education and Training reported a 13% increase in international student enrolments in November 2017 compared to November 2016. Increased international enrolments at private schools are due to several key factors:[...]

screen sharing for online ESL

The End of Screen Sharing for Online ESL

Screen sharing for online ESL Lessons has been a mainstay of teaching online for many years... And we should know! Our team here has been teaching ESL online, in one form or another, since 2012. We even launched an online ESL school that gave us the inspiration for Off2Class. Through our work, we've come into[...]

Controversial ESL Topics

Controversial ESL Topics: For Your Classroom

Controversial ESL topics to promote fluency and motivation in your ESL classroom Have you wanted to add a bit of spice to your speaking skills lessons? Have your students ever asked for something a little more exciting to talk about? Off2Class has speaking skills lesson covering controversial ESL topics. These new lessons are designed to[...]

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