Christmas Games for your ESL class

Christmas Games for your ESL class

Looking for Christmas games to play with you class? Look no further! These games work well with beginning learners with virtually no English ability to more advanced students. IF you have a mixed ...
ESL and the College Admissions Process

ESL and the College Admissions Process

Every year, millions of teens begin the college application process. They meticulously fill out applications, craft thoughtful essays, try one last time to improve their ACT/SAT scores, and hope t ...
Activities to Spark Discussion in the Classroom

Activities to Spark Discussion in the Classroom

Teachers often spend a lot of time in front of the classroom talking to students, but students need a chance to talk too. Bring some fun discussion activities into the classroom to give students a ...
Bringing STEM to the ESL/ELL Classroom

Bringing STEM to the ESL/ELL Classroom

A recent study from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine found that English language learners lack access to STEM instruction. This defiicit oftem stems from underfunded sc ...
Using Game Shows in ESL Instruction

Using Game Shows in ESL Instruction

Game shows have long been a staple of English culture. Shows such as Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and The Price is Right have been on television for decades. These shows provide a lot of ent ...
Tips and Strategies for Teaching Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

Tips and Strategies for Teaching Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement

A pronoun must agree with its antecedent in person, gender, and number. Sounds easy, right? Unfortunately, it's not always such an easy concept for students to grasp, especially in a world where " ...
9 Rights All Students Have

9 Rights All Students Have

The state of education varies by country. In some countries, all students receive a high-quality education and are surrounded by individuals (teachers, parents, government officials) who put a hig ...
Getting English Language Learners to Put Down the Books and Have Some Fun

Getting English Language Learners to Put Down the Books and Have Some Fun

It's no surprise to learn that countries like America put a much stronger emphasis on free time and having fun than some of their Eastern counterparts. Some students come from countries where educ ...
Top TV Shows for English Language Learners

Top TV Shows for English Language Learners

One goal of English language instruction is to help learners gain the skills to use English confidently in every day conversations. To build that confidence, it helps to hear lots of English conve ...
Tips for Hosting an English Language Learner

Tips for Hosting an English Language Learner

English language learners come in many forms. Some learn English in their home countries. Some study the language online. Others head to an English-speaking country to build their skills and put t ...
Christmas Songs Handout

Christmas Songs Handout

Put your students in the mood for Christmas by listening to Christmas Songs. The handout consists of two songs: Carol of Bells for higher levels (Pentatonix version - https://www.youtube.com/watch ...
Candles - How Many Words?

Candles - How Many Words?

How many words worksheets can be used in many ways. You can use it as a competition, as a timed challenge or just for fun! Students can complete the task on their own or in groups or in pairs. How ...
Black Friday

Black Friday

A fun, animated lesson to teach your students all about Black Friday. What is it? How did it get its name? What happens? and lots more! This lesson plan is linked to a YouTube video that was made ...
Christmas Sweater Coloring Pages

Christmas Sweater Coloring Pages

We just released a book of Christmas Sweater coloring pages. A fun activity for kids during the holidays. They are all freely available for download to print and use with students.
20 Thanksgiving Flashcards

20 Thanksgiving Flashcards

Colorful flashcards with pictures for kids & ESL students. Learn Thanksgiving vocabulary using cards. The PDF set contains all popular Thanksgiving items: turkey, harvest, Mayflower, Pilgrim, ...
Peppa Pig. Shopping

Peppa Pig. Shopping

This worksheet is based on 'Peppa Pig' cartoon episode. It was made to revise modal verb CAN. It may be used to speak about fruits and vegetables, quantity and shopping. It will take about 30 mins ...
Thanksgiving Flashcards

Thanksgiving Flashcards

A beautifully illustrated set of flashcards for Thanksgiving. Powerful tools for creative writing, storytelling, brainstorming, conversation starters, vocabulary building and pretty much anything! ...
Reading for Adults: Introducing Carmen - Her Move to the Big City

Reading for Adults: Introducing Carmen - Her Move to the Big City

This is the first worksheet in a series of indefinite length that I'm making for my students.This worksheet is one page of reading and a second page of discussion (not comprehension) questions. I ...
O'Malley 001 - Sunday Morning Reading Activity

O'Malley 001 - Sunday Morning Reading Activity

This is the second reading worksheet in this series for adult learners of English. It follows the O'Malley family (introduced in the last worksheet) on a Sunday morning.Generally, I give these wor ...
Questions about Fall

Questions about Fall

A great tool and resource for conversation classes. This professionally illustrated PowerPoint will prompt your students to ask fun, meaningful and topic related questions about the fall. Perfect ...