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 ...
How to Teach the Present Simple Tense

How to Teach the Present Simple Tense

When teaching the Present Simple, the ultimate goal is to make sure your students understand that it’s used to describe routines, habits, daily activities, and general truths. It is a ...
Spooky Halloween Fun for Your ESL Class

Spooky Halloween Fun for Your ESL Class

There probably isn’t a youngster who is not looking forward to Halloween. And most adults want to join in the fun too! Halloween is a great holiday to celebrate in the ESL classroom, as wel ...
Give Your ESL Students a BOOst with These Halloween Themed Language Activities

Give Your ESL Students a BOOst with These Halloween Themed Language Activities

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s a great excuse to share some American culture with your ESL students. Here are some fun ways to bring the celebration of all hallows eve into ...
9 Absolutely Essential ESL Games for Vocabulary Review

9 Absolutely Essential ESL Games for Vocabulary Review

Well, it is that time again. You have finished your unit on (insert topic here) complete with vocabulary, listening, speaking, reading and writing activities, but you are not entirely done. The te ...
From ESL Zero to Hero: How to Teach Absolute Beginners

From ESL Zero to Hero: How to Teach Absolute Beginners

In today’s globalized world, most beginner ESL students have had some contact with the English language, usually through the Internet, movies or TV. Many ESL students, often referred to as ...
Top 10 Ways to Teach Vowel Pronunciation in English

Top 10 Ways to Teach Vowel Pronunciation in English

Every ESL student should have a pronunciation element to their language studies. Sometimes, though, a student may need more than one strategy for tackling English pronunciation. By making sure yo ...
How to Become the Best Teacher: Students' Advice

How to Become the Best Teacher: Students' Advice

Your students can help you be a better teacher. Here are 10 tips to do it.   Understanding the learning styles of your students can help you become a better teacher. And in this way, yo ...
First Lesson Magic: How to Introduce Yourself

First Lesson Magic: How to Introduce Yourself

First lessons are the perfect opportunity to tell students a little bit about yourself and get to know something about them as well. This may be your first chance to determine your students&rsqu ...
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, wonder ...


Conjunctions

Conjunctions

  This grammar guide teaches conjunctions. Pages 1-2 are a summary of the most common conjunctions: coordinating conjunction, subordinating conjunctions, and conjunctive adverbs. On pages ...
Simple present negative - Practice

Simple present negative - Practice

  Young learners watch an animated video and then work in small groups to order the story cards to practice the Simple Present Negative and improve their cooperation and communication skil ...
/ɔ/ Pronunciation

/ɔ/ Pronunciation

  You can use this list to practice the /ɔ/ pronunciation sounds, or as a list of words to be careful when pronouncing. There is a list of word phrases that vary only by one having th ...
Teach The Future Continuous  Free ESL Lesson Plan

Teach The Future Continuous Free ESL Lesson Plan

  When should you teach the Future Continuous to ESL students? It’s important to teach this topic at the right time. This lesson is designed for pre-intermediate students (B1 Level o ...
Comic Strips

Comic Strips

  A comic strip is a sequence of drawings, often cartoons, arranged in interrelated panels to display brief humor or form a narrative, often serialized, with text in balloons and captions. ...
Are You At Your Level Of Incompetence? The Peter Principle

Are You At Your Level Of Incompetence? The Peter Principle

    This listening comprehension activity: Are you at your level of competence? is for Intermediate and Upper-intermediate levels to practice vocabulary relating to jobs in the wor ...
How to swap a paper clip for a house

How to swap a paper clip for a house

  This is the true story of a man who wanted a house but had no money. He started by swapping a paper clip for another object. After many swaps, he finally found his house. The story is in ...
Confusing Words - Part 17

Confusing Words - Part 17

  This worksheet no. 17 is to practice confusing words in a fun way to learn or review your vocabulary. There are 10 pages, 40 exercises, and over 160 sentences (homophones, phrasal verbs, ...
International Phonetic Alphabet With Expressions

International Phonetic Alphabet With Expressions

  This resource shows each of the 44 International phonetic alphabet symbols with phrases or sentences illustrating each example. It can help to practice speaking each IPA symbol as it's u ...
King Charles III Cloze Activity

King Charles III Cloze Activity

  Download and print this handy worksheet and teach your children some interesting facts about the King of the United Kingdom. Children read through the facts about King Charles III and fi ...