How to Use E-Learning and Educational Innovation Effectively

How to Use E-Learning and Educational Innovation Effectively

 Teachers are not only expected to teach. They must be lifelong learners, who always have a timely response to the constant changes in the educational system. The requirements of students are ...
Building an ESL Classroom Library

Building an ESL Classroom Library

A key component of ESL instruction is getting students to read and comprehend texts in English. In the classroom, students encounter texts in the form of articles and stories and textbook and hand ...
How to Use Online Lessons in the Classroom

How to Use Online Lessons in the Classroom

A simple YouTube search will reveal thousands, if not millions, of free online video lessons for language users. These lessons are designed to help students learn English on their own, but they al ...
3 Ways to Reinforce Speaking Skills in the Classroom

3 Ways to Reinforce Speaking Skills in the Classroom

For English language learners, the ability to speak English confidently is a must. It's the desired output of all students have learned and the information they have acquired in the classro ...
8 Ways to Remember Vocab: Classroom Activities and Tips to Help Students Retain the Words They Learn

8 Ways to Remember Vocab: Classroom Activities and Tips to Help Students Retain the Words They Learn

The cornerstone of learning a language is knowing more words. The more vocabulary items your students know, the better their English will be, but committing words to memory is not always easy. Th ...
Saint Patrick's Day Idioms and Phrases

Saint Patrick's Day Idioms and Phrases

In the spirit of Saint Patrick’s Day, here are some idioms to work on with your students for the month of March! Green with envy. To be jealous wishing that you could have something that s ...
Teaching the -ed Endings for Past Simple (From Grammar and Spelling to Pronunciation)

Teaching the -ed Endings for Past Simple (From Grammar and Spelling to Pronunciation)

There are so many layers to teaching English that it can be overwhelming for both the student and the teacher. English has many “if this, then that” rules and so many special circ ...
Using Cloze Activities in the ESL and ELL Classroom

Using Cloze Activities in the ESL and ELL Classroom

Whether you're testing reading comprehension, helping students learn new vocabulary words, or improving listening skills, cloze activities may help. These fill-in-the-blank passages work for stude ...
5 Ways to Use Picture Books to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary

5 Ways to Use Picture Books to Teach Grammar and Vocabulary

When it comes to teaching grammar and vocabulary, it's important to have models for students to follow. Unfortunately, finding models can be difficult. Sentences taken from standard worksheet ofte ...
Diagramming Sentences with English Language Learners

Diagramming Sentences with English Language Learners

To many, diagramming sentences is an outdated practice that offers few benefits for students. To others, however, diagramming sentences is a way to help improve students' understanding of the Engl ...
Modern Family - Season 1, Episode 1

Modern Family - Season 1, Episode 1

A worksheet designed to accompany the first episode of the sitcom "Modern Family." Contains preliminary activities (family member vocabulary and a vocabulary match) as well as a series of discussi ...
Music Scramble

Music Scramble

Find the musical instruments. This is an exercise for beginners that focuses on vocabulary seach. This exercise can be used as a warm up activity. Then students can describe the musical instrumen ...
In Fashion Puzzle

In Fashion Puzzle

By using puzzles you can introduce or reinforce vocabulary about different topics. This sheet presents adjectives for describing clothing in a fun way. Also, through this type of activity you ca ...
Word Crimes: Listening Comprehension

Word Crimes: Listening Comprehension

I created this short listening activity for advanced learners. The topic is different from other listenings, since it is dealing with language itself. Further on, you cna discuss with your student ...
Hogwarts' Sorting Ceremony (Adjectives of Personality)

Hogwarts' Sorting Ceremony (Adjectives of Personality)

In this lesson, students will learn several adjectives of personality using Hogwarts' Houses and the Sorting Ceremony as background. Kids and specially Potterhead kids will love this!It includes a ...
Opposite Adjectives Crossword Puzzle

Opposite Adjectives Crossword Puzzle

If you want your students to have fun when you check up homework, then this worksheet is for you. They will solve a crossword puzzle and give you the real picture of whether they know these adject ...
The Indefinite Articles A and An

The Indefinite Articles A and An

Explanation and exercise to understand the indefinite articles. It can be used from primary levels but also for English as a Second Language. The illustrations are useful for learning vocabulary. ...
Comparatives Slide Show for Beginners

Comparatives Slide Show for Beginners

A simple power point for younger students. Learn or review adjectives and comparison. ...
Hero by Enrique Iglesias (Simple Verbs Practice)

Hero by Enrique Iglesias (Simple Verbs Practice)

Here is a worksheet suitable for almost all levels of English. It is so practical for beginner & intermediate levels to learn about 20 simple main verbs, yet fun & entertaining for higher ...
Phubbing or Phone Addiction (Article and Activities)

Phubbing or Phone Addiction (Article and Activities)

You will find activities linked to phubbing (phone + snubbing), which is the practise of snubbing someone, using your phone.   It starts with questions to get the students to speak, then a ...