How to catch your student’s attention?

May I have your attention please?

Did that work? We hope so. When it comes to teaching, getting the attention of your students is simply part of the job – no matter the environment. Here at Angloville, we want to equip our volunteers with as many tools as possible to succeed both on our programmes and in a career in ESL teaching. This is why we offer two premium courses designed to give you all the skills and knowledge you need to get your students attention and succeed in English teaching! 

All that’s left is for you to choose the right choose to help you achieve your goals:


This course will give you 120 hours of hands-on learning and experience, after which you’ll receive an accredited diploma upon completion. Not only will this look excellent on any resume, but you’ll have invaluable experience working with ESL students from around the world. 

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Angloville CELTA:

For one of the most sought after qualifications in the industry, look no further our CELTA course, run by the prestigious Cambridge University. This comprehensive course will teach you everything you need to know to become a successful ESL teacher, whilst connecting you with a wide network of professionals in the industry. Plus, since 2015, 70% of job advertisements specifically request the CELTA and in the UK alone, 91% of employers want their teachers to have the CELTA. 

We have courses starting every 2 weeks. Apply for our next CELTA course today!

What are you waiting for? Level up your teaching skills today and take the next to a rewarding career in ESL teaching with Angloville!

What does a Giraffe and Human have in common?

4 Tips to Catch and Keep your Student’s Attention

Did you know that a giraffe and a human have the same number of neck bones? 

Bet we have your attention now! If only catching and keeping your students attention were this easy. 

Keeping students engaged can be tricky. We’ve all been there, whether it’s as teachers or as a student in a class we weren’t that into. This is made even more challenging when it comes to ESL, thanks to the language barrier. On our programmes, you’ll spend much of your time working with students trying to learn english. So, being able to catch and keep your students is a key skill to help them get the most out of their experience. 

At Angloville, we strive to equip our volunteers with all the tools you need to succeed as an ESL volunteer or teacher. For in depth training, why not look into our premium courses designed to set you up as a qualified ESL teacher? In the meantime however, we’ve got 4 quick tips to help captivate your students!

#1: Move on up!

One thing that makes our Angloville programmes so unique is that we give you plenty of flexibility on how you run your sessions! To help excite your students why not get on your feet? Take them for a walk through the natural surrounds of your venue, play some sport (one of the most universal languages on earth) or even teach them a new dance? Sure beats sitting in a chair. 

#2: All eyes on you

Visuals are so helpful in any teaching environment, especially language. Afterall, there may be hundreds of words for a horse around the world, but we all see the same thing when we look at a horse. Bring photos or videos of your home country, interests and hobbies and ask your students to do the same. Not only will this engage them as they share about themselves, but will also help break down the language barrier.

#3: Shift the Focus

It’s no secret, most of us love to talk about ourselves. Allowing students to share more about themselves will not only help make them more comfortable but will certainly keep their attention. Ask open ended questions that encourage conversation and provide a platform for your students to open up and learn.

#4: Game on

Games are one of the easiest ways to get a student’s attention. They’re fun and when used in the correct way, can help them learn! Be sure to keep the rules simple (making it easier for you to explain and for them to understand) and try to play widely known games. You could bring cards, perhaps a ball or even look for a chess board.

With these tips in mind, you’ll be sure to have all eyes and ears on you in your sessions. If you’d really like to level up your teaching, why not take our ANGLOTEFL or CELTA course? With these formal qualifications, you’ll learn all the skills and knowledge you need to not only engage your students, but to also begin a rewarding career in ESL! 

Find out more about our courses here.