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, wondering what ...
Using Pictorial Representations To Teach Rules Of Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage

Using Pictorial Representations To Teach Rules Of Grammar, Punctuation, and Word Usage

Amused by the misplaced modifiers in your students’ writing? Frustrated that your students omit commas in direct address? Tired of explaining the difference between your and you’re to ...
Making Phonics Fun

Making Phonics Fun

In many schools, phonics instruction is limited to flash cards and circling pictures on worksheets. While this type of phonics instruction can be beneficial to students, it can also be boring. Ins ...
Back to School Dilemma: Technological Gadgets in the ESL Classroom

Back to School Dilemma: Technological Gadgets in the ESL Classroom

If you teach a student over 10, chances are they have a cell phone. At the very least. Some may show up to class with an assortment of gadgets, including iPods, PSPs, or iPhones just to name a few ...
Tools for the Most Efficient Use of Your Online EFL Classroom

Tools for the Most Efficient Use of Your Online EFL Classroom

Online EFL teachers love their jobs and the flexibility it allows them. For a short period of time, they get to talk to people from all around the world. Yet, the limited timeframe and distanc ...
Getting the Year in Place: Six Things to Think about Before the First Day

Getting the Year in Place: Six Things to Think about Before the First Day

I walked into an empty classroom. A teacher desk sat at the front of the room with twelve student desks before it. The walls were blank, intimidating white canvases, the bulletin boards brown one ...
7 Back to School Games And Activities To Help Your Students Bond

7 Back to School Games And Activities To Help Your Students Bond

Whether you have a class full of antsy five-year-olds, shy teens, or busy adult learners, they all have one thing in common: they will be together for the duration of the ESL course, and they will ...
5 (Not So) Surprising Factors that May Affect Your ESL Students" Test Scores

5 (Not So) Surprising Factors that May Affect Your ESL Studentsí Test Scores

When ESL students don’t do so well on the test, what do you think? That they didn’t study? It’s not that simple. Although no one questions the importance of preparing for a test ...
What To Do With Reading Texts: 10 Creative Ways

What To Do With Reading Texts: 10 Creative Ways

This list of 10 creative ways to work with reading texts was kindly shared by Churchill House, and is available for public download on their website www.churchillhouse.co.uk.   The web is a ...
Play Ball! Bringing Summer Sports into the ESL Classroom

Play Ball! Bringing Summer Sports into the ESL Classroom

With summer weather steadily approaching, now is a perfect time to use sports as a vehicle for your ESL lessons. Not only will it be fun for you, your students will have a ball learning a little ...
OET Training Benefits Info

OET Training Benefits Info

OET test will take multiple hours to complete. You need to get yourself into mood of taking the exam for such long hours. During your practice, you may feel exhausted at first few sample tests but ...
Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 2

Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 2

This is the second part of a set of activities.I designed different activities for one of my favorite songs. This set is composed of two files: a listening comprehension one and a questions for di ...
Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 1

Don't Drink the Water, Song Activity - Part 1

This is the first part of a set of activities.I designed different activities for one of my favorite songs by Dave Matthews Band. This set is composed of two files: a listening comprehension one a ...
A Good Teacher is...

A Good Teacher is...

It is a poster that details the qualities of a good teacher. I hope every teacher finds it a useful reminder of the attributes we must possess. I have it pasted on my notice board so I can always ...
Fall Crossword Puzzle

Fall Crossword Puzzle

A fall themed crossword puzzle for young students that can read and write. It has twelve clues to guess from with colorful pictures that help the student solve the puzzle. The vocabulary includes ...
Degrees of Comparison - Adjectives

Degrees of Comparison - Adjectives

This worksheet lists common adjectives and degrees of comparison (positive, comparitive, superlative).   
Wordsearch Unit 1 Q Skills

Wordsearch Unit 1 Q Skills

This worksheet is for practicing vocabulary related to Unit 1 from book Q Skills second edition. It is suitable for teenagers and young children that use this material as for practicing vocabula ...
Kinds of Trips Vocabulary Worksheet

Kinds of Trips Vocabulary Worksheet

  Match, choose, and draw. This worksheet is all about vocabulary, mainly all kinds of travel. Words like trip, journey, tour, voyage, and cruise can easily confuse students. This wor ...
Active and Passive Voices Worksheet

Active and Passive Voices Worksheet

This worksheet is about Active and Passive Voice. The explanation part helps the students in learning the basics of Active and Passive voice. The rules are defined in a simple manner for the stude ...
Types of Cooked Eggs PowerPoint

Types of Cooked Eggs PowerPoint

Hopefully, this captivating exercise will boost your students' motivation in class. This powerpoint including 7 slides is beneficial for teaching your learners how to distinguish the cooking metho ...