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 ...
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 ...
History of Art in English- Tamara de Lempicka student A and B

History of Art in English- Tamara de Lempicka student A and B

Biography of Tamara de Lempicka for students interested in the History of Arts. Students take turns to ask each other questions to learn facts about her life.It also presents a definition of Art D ...
ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS | Topic: Physical Beauty

ESL TV Clip Lesson | FRIENDS | Topic: Physical Beauty

Don't stress about lesson preparation!My 1 HOUR lessons use short English TV video clips and cover speaking, listening, vocabulary and comprehension.Download the lesson for classroom use.All Lesso ...
29 Realistic Crockery and Cutlery Flashcards

29 Realistic Crockery and Cutlery Flashcards

This worksheet contains 29 realistic Crockery and cutlery flashcards. The following Crockery and cutlery flashcards include saucer, chopsticks, egg cup, napkin, samovar, carafe, salt cellar, ...
Bad Habits Lesson Plan

Bad Habits Lesson Plan

This worksheet provides an example of a lesson plan for a vocabulary lesson titled "bad habits". It includes a detailed description of the activities that can be conducted in this lesson. This wor ...
Third Person Singular Pronunciation Maps (Simple Present)

Third Person Singular Pronunciation Maps (Simple Present)

This is a game based on Marck Hancock's maze available on his website. Students have to find the path through the verbs with the same pronunciation: e.g. cooks - visits - helps. It aims at helping ...
28 Realistic Land Transport Flashcards

28 Realistic Land Transport Flashcards

This worksheet contains 28 realistic land transport flashcards. The following land transport flashcards include amphibious ATV, sleigh, taxi, double-decker bus, tourist bus, camper, police ca ...
20 Realistic Fruits Flashcards

20 Realistic Fruits Flashcards

This worksheet contains 20 realistic fruit flashcards. The following fruit flashcards include mango, orange, peach, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranate, pear, plum, grapes, guava, banana, apple ...
Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving

This sheet is about Thanksgiving day with its history and vocabulary about this important date. It includes Spanish-English vocabulary.This holiday has been celebrated since 1621. At that time, ...
Present Continuous for Kids

Present Continuous for Kids

This is a worksheet containing many exercises about actions in progress: matching exercises, reading and writing activities. The lesson requires a basic knowledge of action verbs, the verb "to be" ...
Acrostic Poem

Acrostic Poem

This worksheet was designed to introduce ss to simple poetry by writing about themselves in an acrostic poem. We worked at them individually and read them out. We then had class volunteer other wo ...