SLAP into a New Language: A 4-Step Method to Learn and Teach English

slap into a new language a 4-step method to learn and teach english

While Mandarin Chinese and Spanish have more speakers the world over, English has unofficially become the language of the world.

When tourists can’t speak the language of the country they are visiting, they often attempt to express themselves in English. …

How to Quickly Create Effective ESL Pronunciation Lessons with Short Readings

esl pronunciation lesson use short readings to improve speech

Try reading these lines aloud:

“Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,”

Too easy? Alright, now try saying this next pair, from the same poem:

“Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer,

How to Add Excitement to Your EFL Activities: Multisensory Learning

add excitement to your efl activities with multisensory learning

Have you seen the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”?

Anyone?… anyone?

Remember Ferris’s boring high school economics teacher played by Ben Stein, who could put anyone to sleep with his monotonous voice?

Anyone?… anyone?

If you’re unfamiliar with the movie, …

7 ESL Video Activities That Your Students Will Love

7 modern methods for teaching esl students with video

There’s never been a better time to use video in the ESL classroom.

Remember the old days of VCRs, VHS tapes and trips to Blockbuster?

When I started teaching, my classroom video material were well-worn, borrowed cassette tapes or ones …

10 Best, Shockingly Good Apps for ESL Teachers

best apps for esl teachers

As technology continues to get more and more popular, classroom attention spans are getting shorter and shorter.

Times are changing quickly and ESL teachers have to hop on board before the train leaves. Keeping the attention of a student while …

The Who, What, When, Where and Why of Using News in the ESL Classroom

the who, what, when, where and why of using news in the esl classroom

Who? What? When? Where? Why?

Every journalist worth their salt understands why each of these questions must be answered when reporting the news.

But these five W’s are also a great way for ESL students to improve their writing and …

4 Practical Tips for Motivating Adolescent ESL Learners to Use English

4 tips for motivating adolescent learners to use english in class

Imagine a day where you walk into class and your adolescent EFL/ESL students are very chatty.

Some are talking about last night’s soccer game, while others are curious about a classmate’s new lucky charm.

When you get their