A Touch of December Magic: Ready To Use Holiday Crafts for the ESL Classroom [Part One]

A Touch of December Magic: Ready To Use Holiday Crafts for the ESL Classroom [Part One]

December is in full force and your students are starting to get lost among dreams of sugarplums dancing in their heads. It is also a time when teachers may need to think about creative craft proj ...
10 December Themed Language Learning Activities

10 December Themed Language Learning Activities

The year is nearing its close, but it’s not over yet. December is full of fun, and it’s the last chance to end the year strong in your ESL class. These language building activities de ...
10 Ways to Give Thanks This November

10 Ways to Give Thanks This November

When the crisp fall mornings make us think of turkey and mashed potatoes, our thoughts also turn to giving thanks. Being thankful for what we have is a healthy and beneficial attitude, so why is ...
Creative November Lesson Ideas

Creative November Lesson Ideas

It’s always nice to theme a class. This is especially true if you are teaching a particular type of English, such as business English. By working on a specific theme, the students can get a ...
10 Fun Halloween Games for English Practice

10 Fun Halloween Games for English Practice

If your classes are anything like mine have been, Halloween is an unfamiliar yet intriguing holiday. Most ESL students know very little about the spooky holiday at the end of October, and even fe ...
How to Teach Comparatives and Superlatives

How to Teach Comparatives and Superlatives

“Comparisons are odious” says the old proverb, but in an ESL class they are also very necessary. And as there is not set rule for all adjectives, we must make sure students learn every ...
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 ...
Teaching English Tenses through Teaching the Way of Thinking

Teaching English Tenses through Teaching the Way of Thinking

This article deals with teaching grammar, the tense forms in particular, from the point of view of of their contrast in meaning with the native tense forms. It concentrates on the differences of l ...
How to Teach the Verb "To Be" to Beginners

How to Teach the Verb "To Be" to Beginners

The verb “to be” is the first verb students learn in their English studies. It is used extensively in the English language and will allow students to create simple sentences with the ...
Top 10 Fun Alphabet Games for Your Students

Top 10 Fun Alphabet Games for Your Students

Learning a second language is challenging. You need to learn new sound patterns, new rules of grammar, and sometimes you even have to learn a new alphabet to boot. Of all of my ESL students over ...
Hanukkah Worksheet - Research Activity

Hanukkah Worksheet - Research Activity

To celebrate Hanukkah we have created this research activity for students to enjoy. This worksheet was created by PrimaryLeap.co.uk. Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights and lasts for eight d ...
Future (Will, Be Going To & Present Continuous)

Future (Will, Be Going To & Present Continuous)

This sheet works best for introducing and eliciting the rules of future tenses (Will, Be going to and Present Continuous) in terms of decisions made on the spot or in the past and plans. Students ...
Christmas Chatterbox

Christmas Chatterbox

This appeals to all ages, making a Christmas chatterbox. We discuss greetings that are used at Christmas both spoken and written. There are a number on the sheet you can choose from. Students writ ...
December Calendar and Holiday Coloring Pages

December Calendar and Holiday Coloring Pages

This 8-page worksheet contains the calendar for the month of December where you can put important dates and your students' Birthdays (if any), and 7 pages of December symbols and characters that c ...
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Believe Me or Not - Queen Elizabeth II (Card game)

Believe Me or Not - Queen Elizabeth II (Card game)

Have you ever wondered why Elizabeth II is so popular? This simple card game will help you to learn more about one of the most popular monarchs of our time. You may use this game as a time filler ...
Essay Writing Made Easy (With Scaffold)

Essay Writing Made Easy (With Scaffold)

The worksheet can be used for ESL or middle and high school. It takes the student through the actual process of writing an essay. It tell the student what should be in an introduction as well as b ...
Song Worksheet: I Heard it through the Grapevine

Song Worksheet: I Heard it through the Grapevine

This is a worksheet to go with the song "I Heard it through the Grapevine" by Marvin Gaye.Includes the following tasks while listening to the song:- Putting the lines in order- Finding the mistake ...
Demonstrative Pronouns (this - that - these - those)

Demonstrative Pronouns (this - that - these - those)

This, that, these, those Grammar Illustration for Young Learners.This handout can help students remember that these words are used to point to something near them. For a singular thing, to use thi ...
New Words from 2019 in the Oxford English Dictionary - Reading Comprehension and Quiz

New Words from 2019 in the Oxford English Dictionary - Reading Comprehension and Quiz

This is a newspaper article about the new words added to the Oxford English Dictionary in October 2019. There is a multiple choice and fill-in quiz after the reading. Topics: Star Wars, politics, ...