Why English Education is Backwards in Thailand

Why English Education is Backwards in Thailand

LEARN YOUR GRAMMAR! The image of Thai children sitting in rows, copying sentences from a blackboard while a teacher, ruler in hand, walks through the aisles sends chills up my spine. Looking into the minds of each individual student I think about how boring that must be. Language isn’t mathematical equations for most of us, […]

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A Guide to Choosing a Headset for Online ESL Teachers

A Guide to Choosing a Headset for Online ESL Teachers

Hi! Teacher David here with a post on choosing the right headset for online ESL classes with English Gang. One of the most important tools you need for online teaching is a reliable headset. It’s a rule for any respectable online school, and it helps a ton with clarity in speaking and listening. No matter […]

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Making Vocabulary Lessons Fun for ESL Students

Making Vocabulary Lessons Fun for ESL Students

By Teacher David: I just finished teaching vocabulary words to my student at English Gang. Thus, I thought about writing a blog post about it. I cannot stress enough the importance of vocabulary. Without it, other skills in English are impossible to learn, and students hit a ceiling quite early. Understanding new words is not […]

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Ways to Evaluate ESL Students’ Speaking Skills

Ways to Evaluate ESL Students’ Speaking Skills

After you conduct a successful ESL online class, it is imperative that you know how to assess your students’ performance in speaking English. Here are some methods I use when I evaluate my students’ speaking skills at English Gang. Have your own rubric. Although we have our own evaluation system at English Gang, I find […]

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Effectiveness of Songs on ESL Teaching

Effectiveness of Songs on ESL Teaching

I teach in an international school (though it’s 95% Thai) as well as with English Gang, Thailand. Thus, I use various teaching tools for my classes, and one of them is English songs. They are effective in reinforcing language to my students. Here are some of the reasons why you should incorporate English songs to […]

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How to Teach Pronunciation to ESL Students

How to Teach Pronunciation to ESL Students

How to Teach Pronunciation to ESL Students Hey there! I am David, an American living in Bangkok. Even though English is my first language, I felt quite challenged teaching English pronunciation to young Thais when I was starting as an ESL teacher. Here are some tips on how to teach it effectively. Many ESL teachers […]

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How to Build Rapport with Your Online Students

How to Build Rapport with Your Online Students

Although I teach Thai students offline and online, there are many differences in my approach to teaching. Whatever mode you teach, it is really important that you build rapport with your students. No matter how good a teacher is, if they do not know how to connect with a student, they will not be effective. […]

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The Many Perks of Teaching English Online

The Many Perks of Teaching English Online

Teaching is considered one of the most fulfilling jobs. Teaching online is no exception to that. Although I am a licensed nurse in the UK, my career has revolved around online teaching for almost 7 years. You may also find that this career fits with your career as well if you’re a teacher already, or […]

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Teaching ESL to Young Thais

Teaching ESL to Young Thais

My Experience Teaching Amarin and Jasmine This post is special for me since I will be sharing my personal experience teaching two of my students at English Gang, Amarin and Jasmine. If you want a glimpse of how classes are conducted at English Gang, you are at the right place.   Hey there! I am […]

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