Creative Current Events: 5 New Ways to Use Todays" News in Class

Creative Current Events: 5 New Ways to Use Todays’ News in Class

If you have ever taught an ESL reading class, you have probably used articles from the news for your typical reading activities, activities like writing summaries and answering comprehension quest ...
"To Bear Arms": A Gun Debate Primer for ESL Teachers

"To Bear Arms": A Gun Debate Primer for ESL Teachers

If you teach ESL, wherever that may be, and your curriculum encourages a focus on current events, then a discussion of guns is inevitable. Much like race, politics and inequality, firearms owners ...
Brexit Time: How to Help Your ESL Students Understand Brexit

Brexit Time: How to Help Your ESL Students Understand Brexit

You probably already know that Europe suffered something of a political earthquake on June 23, 2016. Against expectations, a majority of British voters expressed a desire to leave the European Un ...
From Pokémon to Picasso: 5 Simple Ways to Encourage Friendships Between EAL Students and Native Speakers

From Pokémon to Picasso: 5 Simple Ways to Encourage Friendships Between EAL Students and Native Speakers

Learning English isn’t just about the words. Do I have your attention? I hope I do. It’s not every day you read an ESL blog that downplays the importance of words. But really, when yo ...
Democracy in Action? How to Help ESL Students Understand the 2016 Election

Democracy in Action? How to Help ESL Students Understand the 2016 Election

In less than a month from now, everything will have calmed down. Now we have a new president and members of congress, and  soon the dust will finally settle after one of the most extraordina ...
Analyze This: How to Use Student Critical Analysis for Language Development in the ESL Classroom

Analyze This: How to Use Student Critical Analysis for Language Development in the ESL Classroom

Remember. Understand. Apply. Remember the rules of grammar. Understand what a certain tense means. Apply that knowledge by using that tense to express your experiences or hopes. That’s the ...
3 Ready to Go ESL Lessons Based on Disney"s Movie Inside Out

3 Ready to Go ESL Lessons Based on Disney’s Movie Inside Out

Whether or not you are ready to talk about how you feel, emotions can be a great starting point for some interesting ESL lessons. Watch the movie with your class, and then follow up the screening ...
Let the Little Ones Speak: 6 Fun Activities for Coaxing Young Learners out of Their Shells

Let the Little Ones Speak: 6 Fun Activities for Coaxing Young Learners out of Their Shells

Communication is key when it comes to language learning. Language is a tool, something we use to make connections with other people around us. And a big part of that connection comes through talk ...
Is Teaching Online Right for You? 6 Perks to Virtual Teaching

Is Teaching Online Right for You? 6 Perks to Virtual Teaching

In this virtual world that we live in, jobs aren’t what they used to be. Even teaching jobs. In the past you set up your classroom, decorated the walls, arranged the desks, and made photoco ...
Inviting Technology without Forcing out Communication: 3 Great Activities

Inviting Technology without Forcing out Communication: 3 Great Activities

“Here’s your new family portrait,” you say. She looks down at the picture. She and her husband and her two children, each holding a phone or tablet, all looking down at the scre ...
The Tough Task

The Tough Task

I've designed this PowerPoint based on the story book, The Tough Task, Dolphin Readers, level 4. It includes a question to create interest in the language learners and some CCQs to check their und ...
Meat and Fish

Meat and Fish

I have designed this PDF for reviewing some vocabulary items related to meat and fish including tuna, salmon, squid, pork, mussels, etc. Have the students write the words in correct columns. Hope ...
Telling the Time

Telling the Time

A simple PowerPoint presentation for telling the time. It consists of 12 pictures of clocks or watches. You can use it to explain the concept of telling the time or just practise it. There is a nu ...
Prepositions of Time: At, On, In

Prepositions of Time: At, On, In

The worksheet contains some exercises to practice the prepositions of time: at, on, in. It was made for 16-18-year-old college students, but it can also be used at school. The exercises are quite ...
Bingo, Daily Routines

Bingo, Daily Routines

Cut the cards and give each pair a bingo card. Name the activities randomly and students cross them out of their card. When they cross all the activities out, they call out Bingo. The first team t ...
Buy Clothes

Buy Clothes

I have designed this worksheet to review the vocabulary items for buying clothes. It includes 2 activities; first have your students complete the table and then ask them to complete the gaps with ...
Movie Worksheet: The Butterfly Effect PPT

Movie Worksheet: The Butterfly Effect PPT

I have designed this PowerPoint based on the film, The Butterfly Effect. It includes some questions about the film, some idioms from the film and of course some follow-up questions about students' ...
Movie Worksheet: The Butterfly Effect

Movie Worksheet: The Butterfly Effect

I have designed this worksheet based on the film, The Butterfly Effect. It includes two activities and it is appropriate for intermediate and upper levels. Hope it helps.
Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan

I assume every teacher needs to have lesson plans with exact timing. Lesson plan is like a map that guide you where to go, although you might change details depending on the preference of the teac ...
Movie Worksheet:World Knowledge Quiz (Comparatives and Superlatives)

Movie Worksheet:World Knowledge Quiz (Comparatives and Superlatives)

This fun video activity is to practise using comparatives and superlatives. The video contains lots of different clips on topics such as "The World's Deadliest Animals" and " "The Hottest Places o ...