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Posts by Denny Sargent

M.A. History (Cross-Cultural Studies), Western Washington University; TESOL Certificate, The School of Teaching ESL. Denny is a teacher educator at S-TESL and delivers most of the 4-Week Intensives each year. Denny has taught ESL at ELS Language Center in Seattle and in Japan at Sundai Junior College. He worked at American Cultural Exchange in Seattle as Center Director and as Director of Marketing.

 
  • Up Your Game at TESOL 2017 in Seattle

    Up Your Game at TESOL 2017 in Seattle

    Going to an ESL (TESOL) conference is like going to a Lollapalooza for English Language Teachers. It is loud, garish, frenetic, fun, overwhelming and mind expanding. And that is just the foyer. […]

     
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  • 10 Things to Consider When Making an ESL Lesson Plan

    10 Things to Consider When Making an ESL Lesson Plan

    As your lesson plan goes, so goes the class. Organizing your thoughts and plans with clarity will assure a much better, enjoyable and efficient class with a minimum of awkward moments and […]

     
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  • 10 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation

    10 Tips for Teaching Pronunciation

    Teaching pronunciation is a complex subject, and it is worth a whole class or two of instruction. However, as befits the frenetic times we live in, I’ll offer here a listicle of […]

     
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  • Cross-cultural Joys of the Season

    Cross-cultural Joys of the Season

    Nothing spruces up an ESL class like some interesting and timely holiday cross-cultural communication activities. They can be used to help implement a content curriculum, of course, but also a Task-based curriculum, […]

     
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  • Implicit Grammar Teaching: DO’s and DON’T’s (Part II)

    Implicit Grammar Teaching: DO’s and DON’T’s (Part II)

    6. Correct errors compassionately DO gather errors during class activities, games and tasks where they are using the targeted grammar. Then get the most common/important errors on the board in full sentences […]

     
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  • Implicit Grammar Teaching: DO’s and DON’T’s (Part I)

    Implicit Grammar Teaching: DO’s and DON’T’s (Part I)

    When teaching form and structure, we are ‘going meta’ in the sense that we are teaching ABOUT the language and not necessarily immersing ourselves in the interactions that make up the language […]

     
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  • 10 Ideas for Cross-Cultural ESOL Conversation Activities

    10 Ideas for Cross-Cultural ESOL Conversation Activities

    Though potentially problematic, cultural ideas and items can be the greatest asset you have as an ESOL teacher seeking to motivate students. Make cultural differences work for you! Find out what cultures […]

     
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  • The 5 Biggest Errors ESL Teachers Make When Talking to Students (and how to fix them)

    The 5 Biggest Errors ESL Teachers Make When Talking to Students (and how to fix them)

    1. Talking too fast. You get excited, you are having fun, the energy of the class is great and you are now talking too fast. The result is that your message is […]

     
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  • TEN Ways to Smart[er] Phone Use in Your Classroom

    TEN Ways to Smart[er] Phone Use in Your Classroom

    If you get ESOL teachers together, the problem of smart phones comes up. There is no doubt that smart phones can be a huge distraction, so go with the flow. As a […]

     
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  • TEN Cheap, Easy, and Useful Props

    TEN Cheap, Easy, and Useful Props

    It is very easy to fall into predictable patterns when teaching every day and sometimes a few simple props can make the difference between a ho-hum class and an exciting one. Every […]

     
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