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Classroom essentials necessary for English teachers

The modern English classroom is quite different than what we saw a long time ago. It does not matter if you are a highly experienced teacher or you are just making the first steps as a novice teacher. You need to be aware of the classroom essentials that are needed to offer a really great learning experience to all the students that attend. Reinventing yourself is always possible so do consider the following to offer that perfect experience.
Basics first

So many modern teaching methods exist at the moment but the basics are always going to be those that count the most. The basic supplies needed are notebooks, erasers, paper, pens and whatever might make the experience better. Adding to the list is simple. Just talk with the students and see what they want to have in their English classroom.

Technology counts

Nowadays, it is really important to embrace technology. This especially applies in the English classroom. So many great gadgets can be used to teach English. Obviously, what you will surely want to initially consider is using tablets and iPads. You use them to record conversations, learn and listen. They are also really useful in creating a better connection between students and teachers. In so many cases we see that people are more interested in their smartphones than learning. Using such gadgets can make the experience a lot better for the modern students. When you cannot use tablets, you can always utilise CD players. Pre-recorded lessons and helpful materials will make the learning experience a lot better for students.

Other ideas to consider

What is really interesting at the moment is that you can practically use anything in a modern English classroom. There have been items like egg timers and toothbrushes that have been used as teaching aids. The reason behind this is the student normally expects just the classic teaching approach, although technology has increasingly disrupted this.

While technology can so obviously help and online classes are now available for people from all around the world, the important part of teaching is connecting with the students. We need to understand the that the best results are always going to appear when the uniqueness of the students is taken into account.

Generally speaking, visual aids will work very well in an English classroom. Using items like maps and photographs makes everything a lot easier. At the same time, video content is widely accessible right now. Internet connections, a computer and a plan is all that is needed to make all English classrooms much more enjoyable.

The modern English classroom is changing. The future technology will dictate how information is absorbed and technological teaching aids will make student more receptive while helping them to learn faster.

27 Jan 2017 10:40


About Boris Dzhingarov

Boris Dzhingarov graduated UNWE with a major in marketing. He is the CEO of ESBO ltd brand mentioning agency. He writes for several online sites such as,,, Boris is the founder of and