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Another FAQ from the tech trainer file: "How can I record audio projects for my students to listen to?"
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Encouraging learners to speak English at all times can be challenging. Here are some ways to encourage the use of English during class.
Here's a sweet website for English learners who have access to broadband Internet (at home, school, or the library): www.englishcentral.com.
Watching my peers teach at Neighborhood House has helped me glean strategies to augment my own teaching. My peers demonstrate a myriad of teaching strategies we’ve learned in our TEFL class; it has been helpful to see best practices incorporated into the lessons we actually teach.
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Purpose: Learners tend to sit with others who speak the same first language, share the same race or ethnicity, or are the same age or gender. While there are certain advantages to allowing adult students to choose their places (open seating), less desirable results can be: students speak to each other in their native languages, disrupting class, students speak less English and pay less attention, relying on translations from neighbors, students don’t get to know each other well across cultures and language groups.

Out & About in the World of Computers
ABE teachers often ask me if there is a particular textbook or curriculum that I can recommend for teaching basic computer skills to low-literate and/or non-native English speaking adults. While I'm not normally in the habit of pushing one publisher's content over another, here is one book that at least makes the attempt to serve this need - and there are very few that do, so it's probably worth taking a look.
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Everyone loves vocabulary and it is a very important part of language learning, but it is easy to get carried away and teach too many new words in one lesson or confuse students with spontaneous explanations. Read on to learn more about best practices for teaching vocabulary.

The U.S. Department of Labor has collected and organized online tools for job seekers on its Career One Stop website.
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There are many ways to pair students up for activities. Here’s one way to find partners and get learners out of their seats at the same time.
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Spurred by my tutoring experiences and a desire to someday teach abroad, last September, I decided to pursue my TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) certificate.

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