These simple how-to videos will make your job teaching English (ESL) easier and more fun. Here you'll find instructional videos and fresh ideas for your lessons. All of the videos are separated into categories below and then labeled on the following pages whether they are suitable for teaching English to adults or children with more of a focus on teaching ESL to kids aged 6-13.

They are also labeled whether they are suitable for beginners, intermediates or advanced students. Under the videos you will also find written instructions for carrying out each activity or exercise.

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You'll find over 100 how-to videos here and links to related articles. The how-to videos were shot abroad in both public primary schools and private schools (hagwons and kindergartens) in Korea and a few in Taiwan. Also included are video interviews with ESL teachers in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

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Other teacher training videos

  1. The University of Oregon has a video series called "Shaping the way we teach English" for English language educators.
  2. TeachingChannel also provides video based instruction on teaching in US public schools. Although it does not directly relate to teaching English it does provide some good instruction on teaching in general.

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#7 Ian2 2017-02-17 17:27
This website is awesome! so helpful, I'm looking to go abroad and will surely use these resources! Cheers
#6 Dea 2014-09-21 11:27
Ian.---continue on and keep it up with your system for I see the kids are enjoying it like a kind of a game. P.S. Are you still in Taiwan or on leave? Where is your next stint? I taught pair by pair...diff. system but it worked too. Hope to hear what you think about my system. I`m now on leave.
#5 Dea 2014-09-21 11:18
Ian...The kids seem to enjoy your way of teaching them: they`re involved, active & happy.
#4 ata ur rahman 2014-08-10 04:22
tanx from useful videos
#3 talbi khadidja 2013-07-14 07:59
i like this activity and it is useful
#2 Sahar 2013-06-26 20:56
Thank you so much for these useful videos
#1 Michael S 2013-01-23 03:21
....enlightening indeed-keep up we are almost there....

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