When Coffee Talk Is Off the Table: Tips for Communicating with Non-English Speaking Parents

When Coffee Talk Is Off the Table: Tips for Communicating with Non-English Speaking Parents

Have you ever been stressed as a teacher? No, not you! Stress? Well, if you’re like me you may have had one or two isolated instances of stress in your teaching career. Here was one of my ...
Share and Share Alike: How to Class Share to Get Students Ready for Mainstreaming

Share and Share Alike: How to Class Share to Get Students Ready for Mainstreaming

When I taught overseas, the expectation was that each of my elementary ESL students would be mainstreamed after one school year. Depending on where you teach, your administration may have differe ...
ADHD in the ESL Classroom: Practical Tips for the ESL Teacher

ADHD in the ESL Classroom: Practical Tips for the ESL Teacher

I’ll never forget Paul. He was one of the most charming kids in my elementary ESL class and also one of the most challenging. He was a third grader at the time, and I was an inexperienced t ...
Teaching with How-to Videos: Adapting Authentic Tutorials into Listening Lessons

Teaching with How-to Videos: Adapting Authentic Tutorials into Listening Lessons

Practical, “how-to” tutorials are everywhere on the Internet. YouTube, as well as websites such as wikihow.com, instructables.com, and soyouwanna.com, have an incredible assortment of ...
Flashpoint: An ESL Class on "Cold War 2.0"

Flashpoint: An ESL Class on ‘Cold War 2.0’

There’s something very familiar, and very scary, about the tone of the news at the moment. It took me a while to pin it down, but then I remembered where I’d first heard these worries ...
Flashpoint Korea: An ESL Class on the Korean Conflict

Flashpoint Korea: An ESL Class on the Korean Conflict

I walked straight into the classroom and announced, “I’m thinking of a country. Ask me questions, and figure out which country I’m thinking of.” We quite often begin class ...
Classroom of Dread: Get Your Students Pulse Thumping with These Six Speaking Activities

Classroom of Dread: Get Your Students Pulse Thumping with These Six Speaking Activities

Halloween is not exactly around the corner. But you don’t have to put spooky language learning on the backburner and wait to embrace this holiday. Here are six great speaking activities you ...
Beyond Counting: An ESL Class on Population Change

Beyond Counting: An ESL Class on Population Change

The old adage reminds us that, “You can bring a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.” Well, that sounds true enough, but I’ve always thought we were selling oursel ...
Playing in the Mud: An ESL Class on Cheating in Sport

Playing in the Mud: An ESL Class on Cheating in Sport

How often do you put your pedagogical beliefs to the test? A few weeks ago, I found myself dragged into an online discussion related to an article which claimed that a teacher’s responsibil ...
Safe Havens: Studying the European Migrant Crisis with an ESL Class

Safe Havens: Studying the European Migrant Crisis with an ESL Class

I guess I’m one of the luckiest teachers I know. My academic director is an enlightened pedagogical superstar, my students are bright, curious young people from all over the world, and I&rs ...
Present Perfect vs Past Simple

Present Perfect vs Past Simple

Present perfect vs past simple exercises with key. It can be used as an exercise during the lesson or as homework. It checks if a student can use 'has' instead of 'have' and the third form of irre ...
Seasons in Indonesia

Seasons in Indonesia

Indonesia has two seasons, this worksheet will tell students what the seasons are, what people have to do and what the weather is like during the season. This worksheet begins with the dialogue be ...
First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)

First Semester YLE Level Exam (Cambride Flyers Level)

Extensive exercises with comparatives and superlatives. It also contins "some" and "any" with questions, negatives and positives. There is some vocabulary related to autumn and places around town. ...
Second Semester A2 Level Exam

Second Semester A2 Level Exam

This is an exam which includes exercises on sense verbs, countable and uncountable nouns, expressions with "have got", when to use "how much / many / a lot of / lots of / too and enough". It also ...
First Semester A2 Level Exam

First Semester A2 Level Exam

This is a test on questions , negative responses and positive responses with verbs "have" , "do", "like + ing", all in present simple. There are also exercises on adverbs, daily routines, places a ...
If Conditionals/ Unreal Past Power Point

If Conditionals/ Unreal Past Power Point

The presentation  covers the folowing points: zero conditional for facts , 1st conditional for something likely to happen in the present or the future, 2nd conditionalfor something ...
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

This worksheet is designed for pre-intermediate learners, who are preparing for the first exam of  thesecond term. It contains vocabulary work. Hope it will be useful for the teens at your sc ...
Story- Phantom of the Opera

Story- Phantom of the Opera

We made this worksheet for a reader lesson activity for 10th graders. They read the chapters and try to find the answers in the book. 
Conditional 2 and 3

Conditional 2 and 3

As part of the interdisciplinary program we have at school this worksheet  is used to practice the use of conditional 2 and conditional 3 along with the first chapter about the French Revolut ...
Articles: A, An or The?

Articles: A, An or The?

Straightforward exercise to practice the usage and recognition of singular countable nouns along with a, an or the. I have used this exercise a few times after teaching articles. Ask each stu ...