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Dear EAL Professionals,

We hope you all had a great summer full of positive events and memories. It has been a busy two months for English Online. As a result, we have several announcements to make. 


  • English Online Webinars 2012 – 2013 are on the way! According to the survey results, the majority of the EAL community has chosen Saturday morning (10 a.m.-12 p.m.) as the most convenient time to attend a webinar. We are hosting our first monthly webinar on September 29, 2012. So mark your calendars! Read more here.

  • Professional Development section has been added to Resources page: webinar recordings, educational resources, video tutorials on WEB 2.0 tools, training videos and much more. Click here

Theme: Starting Fresh. New Term, New Class

In your teaching practice…

The summer is over and you may feel a little nervous about the upcoming term. There are many things to consider when preparing for your first day of class. As many EAL/ESL educators agree, there are three important objectives that you should aim to achieve during your first lesson:

In your classroom….

The first days of your class are the most important for establishing the right kind of atmosphere in your classroom. We hope that the resources listed below will help you get to know your students as well as let them get to know you and each other and create a comfortable and positive atmosphere in your classroom.


Have a great start!


Further reading:

If I were starting out
MB content on -tips and suggestions for new teachers on effective lesson planning, classroom management and student evaluation

Adult Education ESL Teachers Guide
a guide for the ESL teachers who are starting their teaching career 

Planning Effective Lessons for Language Teaching and Learning
a set of activities to help the beginning teacher plan clear, logically sequenced lessons.

TESL Canada’s eMagazine for ESL Teachers
features great articles about the latest developments in the EAL field,  culture shock, teaching punctuation and pronunciation and much more

ESL Classroom and Cultural Sensitivity

41 Helpful Tips For ESL Teachers


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