Quality ESL is not good teaching simplified; it's good teaching amplified! Instead of avoiding a difficult concept, we AMPLIFY exposure to and understanding of that concept. We present the concept in many different contexts and connect our teaching back to it time and time again. Our mission is to provide ESL educators with access to thought-provoking, complex curricula and the strategies, tools, and lessons necessary to AMPLIFY their teaching.
A school's expectations of its students varies depending on where it is located in the world. In many countries, a good student memorizes, recites, and amasses knowledge. Students are expected to absorb as much information as possible from the teacher. In the United States, we tend to value critical thinking over rote responses. Students are expected to work with the teacher to construct new learning, building on what they know from their own lives.