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We've laid out the best strategies for teaching phonics to your ESL students, as well as some fun games you can incorporate into your lessons!

July 12, 2021

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Take a deep dive into the four types of phonics, and the most effective online classroom strategies to teach phonics to ESL students.

July 2, 2021

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Learn all about VIPKid virtual classroom background must-haves, plus some of our favorite VIPKid teacher backgrounds!

June 23, 2021

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Work when and where you want. Start today.

If you're looking to increase your class bookings with VIPKid, look no further! We have 6 tips to help get you more classes.

June 10, 2021

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Music can be a great way to learn a new language. Curious what some of the best songs for learning English are? Read our recommendations here.

June 1, 2021

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Using virtual rewards can help keep students motivated and engaged. Read our best practices and ideas for rewards in your classroom.

April 20, 2021

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Connecting with your students online comes with its challenges. Read our top tips for building rapport with your students online here.

April 13, 2021

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When you’re a teacher, distractions in the classroom are inevitable. When you’re teaching from home, it’s even more difficult to limit those distractions and drive online classroom engagement. Let’s face it: as VIPKid teachers know, there’s no secret formula to magically eliminate distractions from your lesson. The key is to learn how to recognize and […]

March 30, 2021

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Games are an amazing way to learn English online because they engage students in a way that’s both memorable and fun! Here are the Top 5 Games to Play in the Online ESL Classroom, as well as some tips on how to modify them depending on the age of the student.

February 16, 2021

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Best Uses of Total Physical Response ESL teaching strategies like The Total Physical Response (TPR) method, combines vocabulary instruction with bodily movements which creates a fun and unique educational instruction style. Professor of psychology, James Asher, developed the method and it is now widely used in English instruction across the globe. In TPR, both instructors […]

February 2, 2021

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Teaching English online to students presents a variety of unique challenges, even more so when you’re teaching English as a second language. ESL (English as a Second Language) instructors can help alleviate some of these challenges by incorporating visual aids into their curriculum which is why we’ll be covering the importance of visuals for ESL […]

January 19, 2021

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