6 Ways to Use Google Maps and Smartphones in Your Classroom

6 Ways to Use Google Maps and Smartphones in Your Classroom

With Google maps and Street View you can get your students to explore the world without ever leaving the classroom.  Here are some ways you can incorporate the technology into your lessons. ...
Dealing with Difficult Students

Dealing with Difficult Students

At times, we all encounter students who we find it difficult to deal with. It's easy to let those students get to you, but we have some tips to help you handle the students before they get the bes ...
You've Got Talent! Using Talent Shows to Learn English

You've Got Talent! Using Talent Shows to Learn English

We’ve all seen "America’s got Talent," "Britain’s got Talent,” or one of the many talent shows that appear on television or have viral clips on YouTube these days. But have ...
Talking Heads: Role-Play Using Masks

Talking Heads: Role-Play Using Masks

Role-play activities are a fun way for students to practice vital speaking skills. Give students some masks and assign them characters to play and they can "be" someone else while practicing the ...
What's Math Got To Do With It? 5 Strategies to Connect Math and ESL

What's Math Got To Do With It? 5 Strategies to Connect Math and ESL

Try these strategies to help students learn to speak the language of math in English. It has been said that math is a universal language. Whether you’re in China, Brazil, or the United Stat ...
Mini Whiteboards: Old Fashioned Technology That Works Perfectly Today

Mini Whiteboards: Old Fashioned Technology That Works Perfectly Today

A few weeks ago, I spent ages setting up https://getkahoot.com/ so my students could interact with an interactive whiteboard using their phones. It’s awesome, fun technology that engages th ...
Teaching Using Anecdotes and Stories

Teaching Using Anecdotes and Stories

An anecdote (to quote OALD) is ‘a short, interesting or amusing story about a real person or event’. They are a great way of learning English, they are fun, entertaining and whether y ...
8 Instant No Resource Warmers and Fillers

8 Instant No Resource Warmers and Fillers

Finished all the material for your class and have ten minutes left to spare? Need a warmer to fill up the first ten minutes and get your class engaged? Sometimes the old tricks are the best and ...
The Illiterate Teacher: First Hand Tips for Navigating a Culture That Doesn"t Speak English

The Illiterate Teacher: First Hand Tips for Navigating a Culture That Doesn’t Speak English

Have you ever been illiterate? That’s a crazy question, you might think. How on earth would I be reading a blog if I couldn’t read? It’s easier than you think. After completing ...
Packing for an Overseas Classroom: Five Things You Should Make Room to Pack

Packing for an Overseas Classroom: Five Things You Should Make Room to Pack

I will never forget lugging a briefcase packed with teaching books, seriously the thing must have weighed fifty pounds, through the airport in Newark, NJ to LAX to Tokyo to Shanghai to Beijing. I ...
Reading about Addis Abba, Ethiopia

Reading about Addis Abba, Ethiopia

This intermediate worksheet is really useful and can be edited to fit the learning needs of the student. The topic can be simply introduced by asking the student to count and name the countries on ...
"Going To" Verb Tense Board Game

"Going To" Verb Tense Board Game

This activity serves as a = fun way for your students to practice "be going to." It works best when played in groups of four. To play the game, cut out the cards on the second page and place them ...
Classroom Vocabulary

Classroom Vocabulary

Can your students recognize common classroom objects? On this worksheet, students must look at the picture, and then select the classroom item that best connects with the picture. Find more themed ...
Body Parts In idioms

Body Parts In idioms

This worksheet provides help in understanding 10 different idioms related to body parts. Included idioms are: to have a sweet tooth, to pull someone's leg, to cost an eye, to have something at you ...
Present Simple - PPT

Present Simple - PPT

This is a presentation about Present Simple where we discuss some basic aspects of this topic, such as the different modalities of the tense, or the use of adverbs of frequency. It contains a lot ...
Common Verbs Word Search

Common Verbs Word Search

What are some of the most common verbs in the English language? Students can begin to recognize those verbs with this word search. Challenge students to find the verbs, and then use the verbs in a ...
Sellng Odd Items

Sellng Odd Items

This worksheet is intended for students to work on improvisation when they need to prepare a pitch or speech to sell an item. It can turn out to be very funny as the items in this activity are un ...
Adjectives Word Search

Adjectives Word Search

Help students learn to recognize common English adjectives with this Adjectives Word Search. Students can find the adjectives in the word search, and then practice using the adjectives in a senten ...
Back to School Plurals

Back to School Plurals

With this worksheet, students can practice writing plural nouns and learn words for common back-to-school objects. Students must look at the picture, and then select the correct form of the plural ...
Back to School Word and Picture Matching

Back to School Word and Picture Matching

Teach students words related to going back to school with this Back to School Word and Picture Matching Worksheet. Students must draw a line to match each picture with the word that represents it. ...