How to Teach Conversational English: 9 Best Practices

How to Teach Conversational English: 9 Best Practices

When other teachers, even other ESL teachers, hear I’m teaching an ESL conversation class, they often say it sounds “relaxing,” or “fun” or “easy.” Most t ...
How to Teach the Present Simple Tense

How to Teach the Present Simple Tense

When teaching the Present Simple, the ultimate goal is to make sure your students understand that it’s used to describe routines, habits, daily activities, and general truths. It is a ...
Spooky Halloween Fun for Your ESL Class

Spooky Halloween Fun for Your ESL Class

There probably isn’t a youngster who is not looking forward to Halloween. And most adults want to join in the fun too! Halloween is a great holiday to celebrate in the ESL classroom, as wel ...
Give Your ESL Students a BOOst with These Halloween Themed Language Activities

Give Your ESL Students a BOOst with These Halloween Themed Language Activities

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s a great excuse to share some American culture with your ESL students. Here are some fun ways to bring the celebration of all hallows eve into ...
9 Absolutely Essential ESL Games for Vocabulary Review

9 Absolutely Essential ESL Games for Vocabulary Review

Well, it is that time again. You have finished your unit on (insert topic here) complete with vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, but you are not entirely done. The te ...
From ESL Zero to Hero: How to Teach Absolute Beginners

From ESL Zero to Hero: How to Teach Absolute Beginners

In today’s globalized world, most beginner ESL students have had some contact with the English language, usually through the Internet, movies or TV. Many ESL students, often referred to as ...
Top 10 Ways to Teach Vowel Pronunciation in English

Top 10 Ways to Teach Vowel Pronunciation in English

Every ESL student should have a pronunciation element to their language studies. Sometimes, though, a student may need more than one strategy for tackling English pronunciation. By making sure yo ...
How to Become the Best Teacher: Students' Advice

How to Become the Best Teacher: Students' Advice

Your students can help you be a better teacher. Here are 10 tips to do it.   Understanding the learning styles of your students can help you become a better teacher. And in this way, yo ...
First Lesson Magic: How to Introduce Yourself

First Lesson Magic: How to Introduce Yourself

First lessons are the perfect opportunity to tell students a little bit about yourself and get to know something about them as well. This may be your first chance to determine your students&rsqu ...
Fabulous Ideas for the First Day of Class

Fabulous Ideas for the First Day of Class

On the first day of class, the halls buzz with excitement. Teachers get ready to greet their students, anxious to get started, and our young, or not-so-young, learners are nervous, wonder ...


Vocabulary Worksheet

Vocabulary Worksheet

  This worksheet is for elementary grade school and for beginners in learning English. It aims to improve and help students practice English as well as an assessment tool in teaching and l ...
Heinrich, The Cat

Heinrich, The Cat

  This reading activity has all the pre- and post-reading tasks: lead-in, vocabulary pre-teach, set the scene, gist task, reading for specific information, follow-up, and pronunciation pra ...
Simple Past Tense Quiz - Grammar - Verb

Simple Past Tense Quiz - Grammar - Verb

  This grammar practice worksheet focuses on the use of the Simple Past tense. It's all about simple past tense, quiz, question, practice, grammar, verb, multiple choice, etc. Students obs ...
"At the Beach" Vocabulary Word Search

"At the Beach" Vocabulary Word Search

  This fun beach-themed word search can be used in the summer season. It includes words related to "At the Beach" vocabulary. There are 15 words hidden in the puzzle. See if your students ...
Checking Your Luggage | American English

Checking Your Luggage | American English

    In this ESL lesson, students will listen to audio of an airline employee helping a man check in to his flight and discuss things they see and do at an airport. Students will also ...
Choose the correct emphatic pronoun

Choose the correct emphatic pronoun

  Emphatic pronouns are compound personal pronouns such as 'myself', 'yourself', 'himself', 'ourselves', and 'themselves'. They are used to put stress on the subject. Use this handy worksh ...
Reporting Verbs  Free ESL Lesson Plan

Reporting Verbs Free ESL Lesson Plan

  When should you teach reporting verbs? This ESL lesson plan on reporting verbs is aimed at students with advanced proficiency levels (B2 level). To fully grasp the material, students mus ...
Guess Who Game

Guess Who Game

  This warm-up activity uses pictures of famous people in history. Students have to ask questions to guess the character using the given information, making it easier to ask about the pers ...
Kitchen Utilities

Kitchen Utilities

  This four-page grammar guide is a picture dictionary about kitchen utilities. The dictionary is laid out in different categories: For cutting, opening,  grinding and grating, measur ...
Joe is getting married! from the movie: When Harry met Sally

Joe is getting married! from the movie: When Harry met Sally

  This lesson is designed for two sessions of one hour each. It features two scenes from the film "When Harry Met Sally." It includes grammar (a review of defining and non-defining relativ ...