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Teaching Kids vs Adults: Strategies, techniques, and tips for teaching ESL learners of various ages
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Teaching Kids vs Adults: Strategies, techniques, and tips for teaching ESL learners of various ages

Teaching English as a foreign or second language to adults and children requires vastly different approaches to support each age group’s learning journey. As an ESL educator, it’s crucial to understand these distinctions to create effective learning experiences for each age group. In this blog, we’ll outline strategies, techniques, and tips for teaching learners of…

Crafting Impactful Feedback: A Guide for Online ESL Teachers

Crafting Impactful Feedback: A Guide for Online ESL Teachers

As online educators, one of the most powerful tools we possess is the ability to provide constructive feedback. For ESL teachers, offering effective feedback is crucial for student development, and feedback plays a vital role in fostering a positive and engaging learning environment. In this blog, we’ll explore various strategies to enhance your feedback game…

Jolly Good Tips for a Festive Online Classroom
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Jolly Good Tips for a Festive Online Classroom

As I sit here typing this blog, there are exactly 70 sleeps left till Christmas!!! Did I spook you? Well, Hallowe’en is just around the corner, and I’m already feeling in a trick-and-treating mood! And with the spirit of American Thanksgiving coming up on 23 November, it wouldn’t be the festive season without showing gratitude…

Festive Fun for the Virtual ESL Classroom
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Festive Fun for the Virtual ESL Classroom

The air is getting crisper, the days a little shorter, and your local retailers are already showing off their festive wares and decorations. It’s that time of the year again – the holiday season is upon us! “But, Crystal, it’s only October!” I hear you gasp. That’s right, my fellow teachpreneurs, and we’ve got a…

Meet the Crystal Clear Mascots!

Meet the Crystal Clear Mascots!

Introducing Gem, Geo, and Amber:Your Language-Learning Companions! Meet Gem and Geo! “Woof woof!” Oh, and of course, I can’t forget dear Amber! These three lovable brand characters are the Crystal Clear mascots, who are here to take your students on a language-learning adventure! If you’ve ever used materials from the Crystal Clear Kids Curriculum, chances…

Learning Styles – Effective Teaching Strategy or Harmful Neuromyth?

Learning Styles – Effective Teaching Strategy or Harmful Neuromyth?

If we were all the same, how boring would life be? Diversity truly is the spice of life, and it’s no different when it comes to students! Each student’s learning preferences and personality is what makes teaching an exciting occupation and keeps us teachers on our toes! The human experience and how we interact with…