Trivia for Kids: ESL Lesson Planning Made Easy!

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Trivia for Kids as well as Adults Trivia is one of my favourite ways to begin my classes. It’s a light-hearted way to ease your students into using English and it also is a great way to expand student’s general knowledge as well as vocabulary. The only problem is that…

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Refusing to Participate in Class: How to Handle It

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In almost every class, there are at least one or two students who are reluctant to participate in what’s going on. This is especially the case in mandatory language classes. How can you handle it? Is there a way you can plan lessons that avoids this problem? Keep on reading…

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ESL Speaking Activities for Kids | ESL Games for Kids

ESL Speaking Activities for Kids

39 No-Prep/Low-Prep ESL Speaking Activities: For Kids (7+) Do you want to make your English classes for kids engaging, interactive and fun for both you and the students? Want to make you life easy and save time when planning your ESL lessons? You’ll need to get 39 No-Prep/Low-Prep ESL Speaking…

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39 ESL Vocabulary Activities: For Teenagers and Adults

ESL Vocabulary Activities

Lesson Planning Made Easy Do you want to make your lesson planning as easy as possible, but your English lessons awesome? Well, you’ve found the right place! Whether you’re a first-time ESL/EFL/TEFL teacher, an experienced but overwhelmed instructor, or an instructor without a textbook, you need more activities for your…

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39 ESL Warm-Ups for Teenagers and Adults

ESL Warm-Ups

Jumping right into the lesson without a quick warm-up can be tough going. Try out an ESL warm-up or icebreaker and you’ll notice a big difference. By the time you get to the main heart of the lesson, students will be settled and ready to learn. Don’t believe me? Try…

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ESL Speaking Lesson Plan Template | EFL Lesson Plan

ESL Speaking lesson plan template

An ESL Speaking Lesson Plan Template Whenever I talk to people who are preparing a lesson plan or a demo lesson in order to get ready for an ESL teaching job interview, I’m always surprised that many people really have no idea how to plan a lesson. I was pretty…

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How to Teach Listening to ESL Students | ESL Listening

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How and Why to Teach Listening to ESL Students Listening is an extremely important skill if students want to speak fluently in English. No matter how well you speak, if you don’t understand what your conversation partner said, your answer will be a little awkward at best, or totally random…

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Let’s Talk Life After Teaching Abroad | Life After ESL

Life After ESL: Foreign Teachers Returning Home

Okay, I know this website is all about the ESL Speaking awesome and if you’re looking for that, well, go straight to: ESL Speaking Activities for Adults Or, ESL Speaking Activities for Kids, and don’t look back. There’s enough goodness there to keep you lesson planning for hours and your…

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Teaching Mixed Level ESL Classes | How to Teach English

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Mixed Level ESL Classes are a Big Problem! One of the negatives of teaching at a university in Korea is that students are often grouped according to what major they take. Their level of English isn’t taken into account at all. This results in classes having one or two students…

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ESL Small Group Discussion- One Tip to Make it Awesome

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Discussion Starter Questions  In the ESL textbook, Smart Choice: Level 2, there are some small group discussion starters in one of the chapters. The 4 questions are: Have you ever met or seen a famous person? Have you ever been in an accident? What’s your most embarrassing moment? Have you…

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6 ESL Survey Ideas your Students Will Love | ESL Surveys

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ESL Surveys: Love Them! You’ve probably made your way here because you’re searching for ESL survey ideas. We’ll get to that, but first I’ll tell you why I love ESL surveys so much. I’m convinced that every ESL teacher should be using them every single month in all their classes.…

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