6 Splendid Spring Crafts for the ESL Classroom

6 Splendid Spring Crafts for the ESL Classroom

Nothing says “spring” more than pastel colors, flowers, and baby animals, right? And why? Because spring is the season of rebirth, a time of year marked by new beginnings, when everyt ...
St. Patrick"s Day: Last-Minute Lesson Ideas

St. Patrick’s Day: Last-Minute Lesson Ideas

Saint Patrick’s Day on March 17th is a holiday celebrated around the world. Although it was originally created as a religious holiday, it has evolved into more of a celebration of Irish cul ...
How to Use Popular Music to Teach ESL

How to Use Popular Music to Teach ESL

I spend a lot of time listening to popular music—not originally by choice. But I have an adolescent daughter, hence I spend a lot of time shuttling her to music and basketball practice and ...
3 Most Essential Reading Skills Your Students Need

3 Most Essential Reading Skills Your Students Need

Reading is so much more than starting with the first word on the page and moving along each line till you get to the end. Reading is an essential skill for academic success, and we all know how i ...
Controversial Discussion Topics And How To Teach Them

Controversial Discussion Topics And How To Teach Them

Controversial topics make many teachers want to run away from the curriculum screaming, but for ESL teachers they offer an unequalled opportunity to foster discussion in the classroom. Though you ...
Love Activities for the ESL Classroom that will Melt Your Students' Hearts

Love Activities for the ESL Classroom that will Melt Your Students' Hearts

When February rolls around a young man’s fancy turns to love, at least, his girlfriend hopes he starts to think about Valentine’s Day. There are many things traditionally associated ...
Fantastic February Lesson Ideas

Fantastic February Lesson Ideas

Now that everyone has recovered from the holidays and had time to settle back into the routine, take advantage of the fact that your students are a bit refreshed from the time off and start the mo ...
Teaching Kids English: 10 Things to Consider

Teaching Kids English: 10 Things to Consider

Teaching children can be immensely rewarding, anyone who has taught children can tell you that. But it’s not fun and games all the time, and sometimes it’s just not that easy. English ...
When is the Best Time to Assess?

When is the Best Time to Assess?

When and how often to assess students has long been a controversial topic in education. Some argue that students are tested too much and that too much time is spent “teaching to the test.&rd ...
Ways to Make Spelling Exciting

Ways to Make Spelling Exciting

Contrary to the belief of many students, the existence of spellcheck does not negate the need to learn how to spell. If you don’t know how to begin to spell words like antidisestablishmentar ...
Spring Idiom Writing Prompt

Spring Idiom Writing Prompt

Sometimes in Spring, you'll hear someone say, "He has spring fever."  What does the expression "spring fever" mean? Use thsi writing prompt to get students to share the true meaning of the id ...
History of London from Roman Times to Modern Days

History of London from Roman Times to Modern Days

The worksheet focuses on the vocabulary describing the features of London from the early days to modern times. The activity is organized around the video. Tasks focus on developing listening compr ...
Personal Information Question Sheet

Personal Information Question Sheet

First part: Easy personal questions for beginners, like "name, surname, age, favorite color...".This activity can be used to introduce themselves and starting a conversation - in pairs or in short ...
Present Continuous Board Game

Present Continuous Board Game

This board game is an easy fun way to practice sentence formation using the Present Continuous. Get into two teams, take turns to roll the dice and make affirmative or negative sentences. The firs ...
Special Education Daily Morning Work

Special Education Daily Morning Work

Special Education Daily Morning Work. This printable worksheet ncludes very basic vocabulary on days of the week, months, date, year, numbers, the weather, personal information (name, last name, a ...
My Bed is a Boat Poem Analysis Worksheet

My Bed is a Boat Poem Analysis Worksheet

Help students understand metaphors and learn to analyze poetry with a short worksheet featuring the poem "My Bed is a Boat" by Robert Louis Stevenson. In addition to including the text of the poem ...
World Water Day Reading Exercises

World Water Day Reading Exercises

Reading about the importance of water. The truth is that we are lucky enough to have clean water whenever we want, but this is not the case for many people around the world. Did you know that arou ...
Loneliness - A Video Lesson

Loneliness - A Video Lesson

This video is great for raising awareness about loneliness, its possible causes and how to help yourself or others who are in this situation. The worksheet provides you with some questions for dis ...
Guess My Job

Guess My Job

Students take turns. Each student take a card with a job on it. The rest of the students have to ask yes and no questions and guess what the job is. For example, 'is your job stressful? Do you sp ...
Was/Were Board Game

Was/Were Board Game

This is an easy, fun way to practice answering Yes/No and Wh- questions using the verb "to be" in the simple past tense. It helps young learners get involved in the speaking process and talk about ...