The Most Essential Tips for English Teachers


Before language teachers are able to effectively teach, they must evaluate the learning needs of their students, and adopt the right approach to expedite language acquisition. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO explains, “It is a juggling act – determining thestudents’ learning style, proficiency level, and learning pace and abilities, while incorporating creativity and ensuring the dynamic interaction among learners.  TalkShop has an expert staff,   a triedand tested system in place, replete with metrics.”  She offers these tips for new ESL teachers:

  1. Assess students correctly by cross referencing evaluation metrics. Each one will have specific needs and learning styles. Assign tasks that suit their capability.
  2. Grammar need not be boring. Complement lessons with reading exercises, vocabulary building, and writing techniques.
  3. Make learning meaningful. Students should be able to use English in daily life – shopping, ordering at a cafe, ordering food for delivery, filling out forms, withdrawing money from the bank, etc.
  4. Introduce new ways of learning. Use newspapers, magazines, flash cards, and games to make it fun and memorable.
  5. Give short homeworks. Mark them, return promptly, and discuss the outcome.
  6. Praise students for the progress they make.


“Men learn while they teach.” – Lucius A. Seneca

TalkShop offers the 100-hour certificate training in Teaching English a Second Language (TESL),using Integrated Language Teaching (ILT), an approach thatViesca pioneered in the country in 2002, after taking special Language studies overseas.

www.talkshop.ph (632) 894-5588 | Teaching English as A Second Language, Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL),  Languages ( Conversational Spanish, Nihongo, Italian)



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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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