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Theory and Research
A large collection of articles, tips, and ideas to help teachers structure lessons, develop curricula, manage classrooms, and keep lessons interesting.
Internet TESL Journal EFL/ESL Articles and Research
[+-] Articles and research papers on many different aspects of ESL teaching.
A large collection of articles and research on teaching ESL, from classrom-specific subjects such as grammar and vocabulary, to broader classroom approaches and teaching methodologies such as CALL (Computer Assited Language Learning) and ESP (Education for Special/Specific Purposes).
An outline of the most prominent behaviorist, cognitivist, constructivist, design-based, and humanist research into how people learn and develop.
Based on Stephen Krashen's research and theories, this page contains a discussion of how to use psycholinguistics when teaching a second language.
Children and adults learn language in different ways. This page outlines some of the key differences between these two age groups as well as some teaching suggestions to create engaging, effective lessons.
Explanation and description of the concepts behind audiolingual teaching, as well as activities and tasks that fit within this teaching approach.
Multiple Intelligence Theory (MIT) has become very prominent in educational fields as teachers are expected and encouraged to take into account the diverse strengths of the students in their classrooms. This site contains information on the different intelligences identified by psychologists as well as ways to make use of MIT in ESL lessons.
Stephen Krashen's Theory of Second Language Acquisition
[+-] An explanation and overview of Stephen Krashen's Second Language Acquisition (SLA) theory.
Stephen Krashen is perhaps the most famous language acquisition theorist in the world today. His theories have influenced classroom teaching and approaches all around the globe.
Everyone speaks in a dialect of some kind. While "standard" English does exist to an extent, more often speech is marked by regional, ethnic, and class variation that colours the various dialects across the country and around the world. ESL teachers should be aware of dialectic variation when teaching.