What Are 2 Customizable ESL Jeopardy Games Your Students Will Beg to Play?

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Can someone truly find love on a game show?

“The Bachelor” aside, love is possible, even on a show like “Jeopardy.” Just ask Maryanne Lewell and Michael Townes who met as contestants and went on to find their happily ever

Fun, Practical Ways to Use ESL Bingo in Your Classroom

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Bingo has stood the test of time.

When I was a student, if my teacher broke out the bingo cards, there was a smile on everyone’s face.

Now, as an ESL teacher, it’s great to see how little things have …

6 Tips You Should Know When Giving Feedback to ESL Students

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We live in a society with a perfectionism problem.

This can be a major roadblock if you’re a teacher trying to give feedback to a student who has internalized the perfectionist ideal.

Sometimes it even leads you to believe …

Speak Easy: 7 ESL Icebreakers to Get Your Students Talking

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Is conversation frozen in your classroom?

Igniting colorful, sparkling speech is always a challenge in language classrooms.

And it’s especially difficult early in the semester or year, before your students are comfortable with you and with one another.

That’s where …

9 Entertaining ESL Homework Ideas to Improve Your Students’ Language Skills

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In other classrooms, students run out the first chance they get.

But not in your class.

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 …

6 Basic Goals to Have in Teaching the English Language

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Whatever you do, just keep them spinning.

That’s what we tell ourselves as teachers.

We keep spinning one after the other until we’re balancing a whole slew of plates as easily as if we were chewing gum.

But instead of …

Everything You Need to Start Teaching English in China

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Imagine 30 new Houston-sized cities appearing every year.

This is the reality in China.

While China’s large population is no secret, the sheer increase in recent urban populations has been explosive.

In response, the government is working overtime to …