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Object pronouns lesson plan!

Last week I taught my first true beginner (a seven year old from Germany) our subject pronouns lesson plan. The lesson went extremely well, so I decided to forge on with the next logical step, object pronouns! We didn't have a lesson in our library so I decided to craft one. Pronouns are an important grammar concept[...]

The basics of using our ESL lesson content

All new teachers should start here! Welcome to our demo video designed to show you the basics of using Off2Class ESL lesson content. If you require further assistance using our ESL lesson content, be sure to get in touch with us; we answer all emails. You can send us a note using the email you[...]

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Teach subject pronouns using our lesson content!

Recently I gained my first true beginner young learner. A 7-year-old German speaker that I was going to teach online. I naturally started with the subject pronouns, before moving to basic sentences using the present simple. Off2Class didn't yet have any subject pronoun lesson content in its library so I  had to develop some. I've since[...]

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Young Learners online: parental briefing DOC

If you are teaching ESL to young learners, it is worth thinking about online discipline and behavior management. In my previous Young Learners post I mentioned the importance of sending a briefing document to parents before your first ESL lesson. Today I wanted to provide you with a copy of it. You can download our[...]

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Online group ESL lessons: what I’ve learned (2)

This is the second part of my post where I discuss some of my experiences running online group ESL lessons. In the first part of my post I offered some strategies for running group lessons, in this post I'm going to discuss some key considerations to make sure your group lessons are worth it for[...]

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Online group ESL lessons: what I’ve learned (1)

When I talk about my experience as an online ESL teacher, most educators are amazed that I've run group ESL lessons online. Today I would like to share some experiences and thoughts on running online group ESL lessons for educators who are thinking about (or already have) made the jump to online ESL teaching. This[...]

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Online discipline with young learners (ESL): part 2

In this two-part post I offer some techniques that I've learned to maintain discipline when teaching ESL to young learners online. In previous posts I discuss how the online ESL environment can be very successful for young learners, and I offer techniques to maintain energy levels. In this post I discuss discipline. There are a number[...]

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Online discipline with young learners (ESL): part 1

In this two-part post I offer some techniques that I implement to maintain discipline when teaching ESL to young learners online. In previous posts I discuss how the online ESL environment can be very successful for young learners, and I offer techniques to maintain energy levels. In this post I discuss discipline. There are a number[...]

ESL to young learners online: maintaining energy

Over the last couple years I've had the pleasure of teaching ESL to a number of young learners online. In a previous post, I discussed that teaching young learners online is not only possible, but (for some students) it even has advantages over in-person lessons. Today I want to discuss one of the most important[...]

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ESL to young learners online: lessons learned

Over the last two years I've had the pleasure of teaching a variety of young learners online. When I mention this to other teachers I often get looks of amazement. I would like to share some thoughts on my experiences and lessons I've learned over the last two years of teaching ESL to young learners[...]