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6 Fun ESL Games for Your Shyest Students

6 Fun ESL Games for Your Shyest Students

“Find students who is wearing glasses.” You want students to be involved, so how can you reach out to the shyer, quieter students? Getting shy students to talk can happen with ESL games. 1. Find STUDENTS Who…. There is less speaking involved, but students will have to pay attention, understand what is being said, and […]

Once Upon a Time: Fun with Fairy Tales

Once Upon a Time: Fun with Fairy Tales

One day, she met a great wizard who needed her help. She gave him a peer evaluation and in return, he shared some fun activities with fairy tales she could do with her English students. The teacher used these activities, and she and her class lived happily ever after. O: Once Upon a Time. Have […]

Team-Building Activities for Middle School

Team-Building Activities for Middle School

The Importance of Team-Building for Students Collaboration and cooperation are the key components of teamwork. These skills are extremely important to students of all ages and ensure that they can work together to complete a task successfully. Not only do team-building skills help students participate effectively in school, but these skills will also prove highly […]

Improving Online Breakout Room By Collaborative Documents

Improving Online Breakout Room By Collaborative Documents

During a recent online class, a student posted in the chat, “We should use breakout groups in all courses.”  On the other hand, a faculty director bemoaned receiving student complaints when, for example, two students are left in breakout rooms for 20 minutes with a task that can be completed in 5-10 minutes.  These two […]

The Last Class Session: How to Make It Count

The Last Class Session: How to Make It Count

“First and last class sessions are the bookends that hold a course together.” I heard or read that somewhere—apologies to the source I can’t acknowledge. It’s a nice way to think about first and last class sessions. In general, teachers probably do better with the first class. There’s the excitement that comes with a new […]

Improve Reading Comprehension for Intermediate ESL

Improve Reading Comprehension for Intermediate ESL

Regardless of the material (news articles, fictional stories, blog posts, etc.), ESL reading comprehension can be difficult to judge simply by listening to your students read. Many will grasp the ability to pronounce the words correctly, but that doesn’t mean they actually understand everything. So how can you improve your class’s reading comprehension? 4 Tips […]

7 SIMPLE WAYS TO USE MUSIC IN YOUR ESL CLASSROOM

Test Ambiance Did you know that students actually perform better on tests when there is music playing in the background? Try it with your ESL students the next time you have a quiz. You’ll no doubt see equal if not improved performance on your quiz. Keep this in mind, however. When you have students working on […]