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 ...
What Do Beer and Vocabulary Have in Common? Teacher Trusted Tips for Making ESL Class Practical for Career Professionals

What Do Beer and Vocabulary Have in Common? Teacher Trusted Tips for Making ESL Class Practical for Career Professionals

How many years have you been teaching? If you’re in your first or second year, you probably remember a lot of what you have done in the classroom. Everything is fresh and new. But picture y ...
Blessed Are the Flexible: Five Productive Activities for Unprepared Students

Blessed Are the Flexible: Five Productive Activities for Unprepared Students

Teaching ESL isn’t your average, everyday teaching kind of gig. When someone is a math teacher, for example, you probably picture them in front of a classroom full of twenty to thirty stude ...
9 Ways to Develop as a Listening Teacher

9 Ways to Develop as a Listening Teacher

Professional development refers to the various ways people can improve their skills and knowledge related to their field of expertise. In ELT, there are numerous options for pursuing professional ...
Flashcards of Shapes

Flashcards of Shapes

Here you'll find 16 flash cards of shapes in English. These flash cards include classical shapes and rare ones. They're ideal for helping toddlers and preschoolers learn shapes. The worksheet ...
Spelling Rules: Simple Present (3rd person he-she-it)

Spelling Rules: Simple Present (3rd person he-she-it)

This activity requires students to identify the correct spelling of the verbs for the Present Simple for 3rd person singular (he/she/it) and match the verb to its respective spelling rule. Some in ...
Feeling Words

Feeling Words

This worksheet contains a list of short sentences that describe different situations, such as losing a favorite teddy bear. Students must select the feeling word that best connects with the scenar ...
Rhyming Riddles

Rhyming Riddles

In this worksheet, students read riddles to try to figure out the mystery word. The clues include words that rhyme with the mystery word. Students will not only learn rhyming words, but they will ...
Daily Grammar: Rio de Janeiro

Daily Grammar: Rio de Janeiro

Learn about Rio de Janeiro and practice building grammar skills at the same. Each sentence in this passage contains an error. In the accompanying multiple choice questions, students must identify ...
Song Worksheet: Castle on the Hill

Song Worksheet: Castle on the Hill

After listening to the song "Castle on the Hill," students must complete activities related to the song. Activities include filling in the blanks with the correct words and verb tenses, as well as ...
Dialogue and Role Play Exercise (Two Siblings Fight Over a Car)

Dialogue and Role Play Exercise (Two Siblings Fight Over a Car)

This is a dialogue and role play exercise. Two students fight over the car, but then, one of them goes out, and something unexpected happens. The dialogue sets the pattern of talking in English, a ...
Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

Fruit and Vegetables Word Search

How many names of fruits and vegetables do your students know? Using this worksheet, students can learn the names of different fruits and vegetables. To enhance the value of the worksheet, encoura ...
What Begins with A?

What Begins with A?

Begin to teach letter and word recognition with this simple "What Begins with A?" worksheet. Students must circle all of the pictures that represent words that begin with A. Does cat begin with A? ...
Positions - Clip Cards

Positions - Clip Cards

Help students learn their prepositions and position words with these handy clip cards. Students can circle, color in, or place a paper clip on the word that best represents the position in the pic ...