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6 Fabulous Games to Get Your Students Speaking

6 Fabulous Games to Get Your Students Speaking

Many ESL teachers find that their students are timid speakers or reluctant to participate in class discussions. It’s only natural. After all, they are trying to talk in a language they are still working on learning. Still, silence can be deadly in the ESL classroom for your students and you. When you want to get your students to […]

Top 10 Time Fillers For Your Classroom

Top 10 Time Fillers For Your Classroom

Try as you might, careful as you are with your planning, sometimes what you plan to cover in class does not work with the clock. When you are ready for the bell but the bell is not quite ready for you, try one of the following time fillers to keep your class busy until it is […]

Top 10 Tongue Twisters

Top 10 Tongue Twisters

Tongue twisters in the ESL classroom – yes or no? Although most don’t make any sense at all, they can certainly help your students improve their pronunciation skills. Besides, they’re a lot of fun! So, to spice things up a bit and inject a dose of silliness in the classroom, try using some of these classic tongue […]

How to teach grammar: Three Golden Rules

How to teach grammar: Three Golden Rules

There are three golden rules for successful grammar teaching. Unfortunately, nobody knows what they are. So instead, let me offer a few personal opinions. I’ll try to be brief: I’ve spent the last three years writing a practical grammar course that’s moving towards publication, and I’ve got so much in my head that it’s hard […]

The Motivation of The Teacher

The Motivation of The Teacher

If you spend a few minutes thinking about the question above, probably a couple of teachers will spring to mind. Now, ask yourself, did those teachers have anything in common? Was there a common thread that they all shared? When I ask myself this question, the common quality I can recognize is enthusiasm. My favorite […]

Teacher stress, well-being and stress management

Teacher stress, well-being and stress management

‘Our teacher is always stressed. All he does is shout, shout, shout. He needs to calm down, stop taking it out on us’ I often hear this comment from children who are having problems with school. Pupils in school are very aware of the mental and physical state of their teachers. They seem to recognise […]

9 Reasons Why Games with Adult Learners are a Must

9 Reasons Why Games with Adult Learners are a Must

WHO SAID GAMES WERE JUST FOR KIDS? It is true that adult learners are more motivated to learn English whatever the reason. It could be they need English for immigration purposes, employment or further education, but it doesn’t mean that their time in an English language learning environment should be staid,boring and only following the […]

How To Plan An Open Lesson: 7 Easy Steps

How To Plan An Open Lesson: 7 Easy Steps

As we all know, teachers definitely have a lot of stuff to juggle. Considering most of us hold regular meetings with parents to keep them well informed, why would inviting them to participate in an actual lesson even be needed? Consider this: your classroom is a world of details, sometimes too many to handle, but you […]