Top Correctable Problems in Teaching ESL

1. Lessons with too much teacher talk;

2. Very little preparation time with not a lesson plan in sight;


3. Lack of communicative activities and games for adequate practice;


4. Teaching more than 8-12 new vocabulary words per class time;


5. Lack of guided practice after the new material has been introduced;


6. New material introduced without enough visuals to give students understanding;


7. Little or no reading and writing practice;


8. Guided practice that is so slow a moving a turtle would pass it by;


9. A poor placement tool so that students are placed in classes too hard or too easy;


10. Placing students in a class according to there level of understanding, not speaking ability;


11. Teaching material that is not relevant to the students needs;


12. Lack of teacher interest in the students themselves;


13. Lack of some accountability;


14. And teachers being too pushy in evangelism.

HOPE Literacy's programs and assistance to local churches is made possible by the generous contributions of private donors and foundation grants. HOPE Literacy would like to extend our gratitude to all these donors including Walmart community Grants and the CB Baird Foundation.

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Contact: Executive Director Harry Wilson at  Tel: 817.999.9357   

Office Address: HOPE Literacy, Inc.  1701 T Square Dr.  Fort Worth, TX 76120-4426                                 

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