Enter your keyword

Blog

Teaching Advanced ESL Students

Teaching Advanced ESL Students

Teaching advanced ESL students can at times be intimidating – if your students are already holding complex conversations and have a strong grasp of grammar and a large vocabulary; what do they need a teacher for? But rest assured that even the most advanced ESL learners out there have a lot to gain from a […]

6 EXCITING ESL SPELLING GAMES THAT MAKE LEARNING FUN

6 EXCITING ESL SPELLING GAMES THAT MAKE LEARNING FUN

1. Bananagrams Bananagrams is an excellent game for students who need to practice or improve their general spelling skills. Similar to scrabble without the board, Bananagrams requires players to use letter tiles to create their own collage of connected words. How to play: Prepare and print tiles online and cut them out. You’ll need to prepare several sets. […]

7 ACTIVITIES GUARANTEED TO GET TEENAGERS CHATTING IN ENGLISH

7 ACTIVITIES GUARANTEED TO GET TEENAGERS CHATTING IN ENGLISH

“Activity planning for teenagers can be a challenge. To make things easier, we’ve sorted these activities based on whether they work best for groups or one-on-one teaching. And don’t worry if you’ve got a mix of beginners and advanced speakers—there’s something on this list for every learner.” Group Activities I Mustache You a Question Level: […]

8 Entertaining ESL Homework Ideas

8 Entertaining ESL Homework Ideas

You’re just wrapping up class when you hear someone call out from the back of the room, “Please, please, teacher, you forgot to give us some homework!” Under normal circumstances, that might seem highly unusual, but not when you make homework fun and engaging. In fact, it’s possible to assign homework to your ESL students […]

Teaching English and Listening Using Radio or Podcasts

Teaching English and Listening Using Radio or Podcasts

The benefits of using authentic material to teach English and listening in the TESOL classroom are many. They generate interest, they are certainly more varied in range than the material embedded in textbooks, they can be extremely practical, they can be fun and they can be very current. Especially for teachers who are not in […]

4 ORAL GRAMMAR GAMES FOR ADULTS

4 ORAL GRAMMAR GAMES FOR ADULTS

Heads Up! Heads Up! is a game and an app that was created by the charismatic television host Ellen DeGeneres. This hilarious game is an excellent interactive tool to use when teaching an adult ESL course. The game encourages students to use a variety of verb tenses and descriptive vocabulary. And they have to do so quickly! […]

7 Fun Tasks for Debate Activities  in the classroom

7 Fun Tasks for Debate Activities in the classroom

Some of the classroom debate games are as follows: Quick Fire Each student chooses a slip of paper with one topic, such as ‘students should wear uniforms‘ or ‘mobile phones should be banned in schools’.  Now, everyone stands; they have 2 minutes to give their opinion on that topic to a classmate, using the target language such as […]