Ways to Bring the Royal Wedding into the English Language Classroom

Ways to Bring the Royal Wedding into the English Language Classroom

Recently Prince Harry and Meghan Markle said "I will" becoming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Thanks to technology, they said their vows in front of millions of people around the world. The Royal ...
How to Use Quotes and Sayings in the English Language Classroom

How to Use Quotes and Sayings in the English Language Classroom

"Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened."   "It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."   "'Tis better to have loved and lost than never t ...
Ways to Say Mother and Grandmother in Different Languages

Ways to Say Mother and Grandmother in Different Languages

On the second Sunday in May every year, people in the United States celebrate Mother's Day. It's a time to stop and honor mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, and like-a-mothers for everything t ...
25 Reasons Why We Love English Language Teachers

25 Reasons Why We Love English Language Teachers

Every year in the United States, Teacher Appreciation Week is held during the second week of May. It's a time to stop and recognize teacher for all of the hard work they do. In honor of Teacher Ap ...
No Prep Grammar: The Difference Between Present Simple and Present Continuous

No Prep Grammar: The Difference Between Present Simple and Present Continuous

English has two main present tenses: the present simple and the present continuous. The present simple expresses something that happens all the time or is always true. For example, I speak Japanes ...
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 ...
The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe

The Oval Portrait - Edgar Allan Poe

"The Oval Portrait" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe involving the disturbing circumstances surrounding a portrait in a chateau. It is one of his shortest stories, filling only two pages in its ...
Alphabet Chart

Alphabet Chart

You can use alphabet charts with beginner ESL students to help them begin the process of letter ID, sounds, reading and writing. They're great because they can be used in so many ways. You can pla ...
I Have Never - Present Perfect

I Have Never - Present Perfect

Have you ever played 'Never have I ever...'? - Well, it's time to practise the Present Perfect while having some fun. It can be a great homework assignment or just a practise of understanding thes ...
April Showers Bring May Flowers And Other Weather Related Sayings and Idioms

April Showers Bring May Flowers And Other Weather Related Sayings and Idioms

“April showers bring May flowers” - a weather saying with a deeper meaning that good things come after hardships, but is also based on the reality of rainy Aprils before nature begins ...
Garden Activities Collection

Garden Activities Collection

It's Spring! What better time to do some garden vocabulary with your students. File contains a number of garden-based activities: idioms, collocations match, discussion questions, and design acti ...
School's Out - Alice Cooper, Song Worksheet

School's Out - Alice Cooper, Song Worksheet

Alice Cooper is a well-known rock and roller. His live performances are legendary and his studio records have given us many hits, including "Hey stoopid", "I'm eighteen" and, of course, "School's ...
Vera's Walk To Present Simple/Continuous

Vera's Walk To Present Simple/Continuous

Grammar theory can be very boring, especially for very young learners who struggle to remember the rules. Things can be easier and more meaningful if we present them in a story. Vera's walk in ten ...
Doesn't Remind Me - Audioslave - Present Simple (negative)

Doesn't Remind Me - Audioslave - Present Simple (negative)

This Audioslave's song allows us to practise the present simple. As it can be seen in the title, the focus is on the negative form of the 3rd person singular. Students have to fill in the blanks ...
Dialogue Vocabulary Sentence Starters and Responses

Dialogue Vocabulary Sentence Starters and Responses

These phrases are useful while organising pair work during the lessons of pre-intermediate students. They can be displayed on the poster in the classroom or printed out and your students will be a ...
Ramadan

Ramadan

This is a listening activity based on Ramadan. It has an exercise to elicit the vocabulary, then students should watch a video (link on the file) and complete 2 tasks. There's a bottom-up exercise ...