Author: Crystal W.

Chat icon removed from lesson content pages

Chat icon removed from lesson content pages

With thanks to users who provided their feedback, we have now removed the chat icon from lesson content pages, making your full screen lesson presentation professional and seamless. You can still post your questions through chat via any of the six main site pages. We operate within UK daylight hours (GMT/BST). Thanks for getting in…

Teaching ESL Phonics

Teaching ESL Phonics

Teaching Phonics to ESL learners is very different to teaching to Native English ones. For starters, beginner level ESL students usually won’t have a wide foundation of English vocabulary to draw from, so they’ll be learning sounds and blending them into words before they actually know the meanings of those words. For NES this works…

Enhancements to Phonics Course

Enhancements to Phonics Course

Following teacher feedback, I’ve made some improvements to the Level One Phonics course, live at Crystal Clear ESL. Note especially, I’ve added upper case letters to the teaching slides and improvements to the audio functions. I’ve also moved the Learning Objectives to slide one, making the lessons flow more smoothly for your students. You’ll love…

Level Diagnostic Added
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Level Diagnostic Added

You asked for it, I answered! Introducing the NEW General Curriculum Level Diagnostic – a tool you can use to determine where in the step-by-step curriculum to place your new students. This fun, interactive tool can be used within your trial lesson, in conjunction with your normal ‘getting to know you’ routine. Use the scoring…

Finding Students OUTSIDE Facebook

Finding Students OUTSIDE Facebook

In July we discussed tips and etiquette for recruiting students to your freelance ESL business through Facebook, but you do not need to up your advertising budget to diversify your tactics. This month we are investigating several other organic options you can add to your recruitment arsenal, including: SEO of your website, referral programmes, physical…

How to Find ESL Students Using Facebook Organic Marketing

How to Find ESL Students Using Facebook Organic Marketing

Organic / Inorganic? Facebook / LinkedIn / Twitter? In a recent Crystal Clear ESL article you read about the many advertising options available to recruit new students to your freelancing ESL teaching roster; I’ve since received questions about the nitty-gritty of organic advertising, so in July we are going to delve deep and explore exactly…