Author Archive | stephenseifert

8 Online EAL Resources Every Teacher Needs to Bookmark

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What do the lions at the zoo have to do you with your EAL class?

Not much—unless you’re in the know about killer online EAL resources.

All it takes is an internet connection and a little creativity to get your …

Navigate the Globe in Your ESL Class with These 6 Geography Resources

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Take your students around the world in one class period!

By using highly-engaging online ESL geography resources, you can map out culture and exciting destinations in English.

Let your students explore the majestic corners of the earth from their desks …

6 Powerhouse Online ESL Resources That Bring Variety to Your Classroom

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Want to strike lesson planning gold?

Well, you’re in luck. You won’t even need to set out on a treasure hunt.

A massive trove of ESL materials, lesson plans and activity ideas are just a few clicks away.

In …

Mind the Gap: 5 Exciting ESL Filler Activities for Any Spare Moment

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What two items would you bring if deserted on an island?

Your favorite book? Smartphone to send an S.O.S.? Your pooch?

This question is a favorite among native English speakers, and it’s a wonderful ESL filler activity that keeps your …

5 Fun Little ESL Games That Students Look Forward To

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They say you should write what you know.

But what about playing with what you know?

Getting playful with the English language is the best way to introduce, review and reinforce your ESL lessons.

By letting students test their …

ESL Lesson Plans for High School: 4 Ideas for Teaching Teens English

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A promising future for your ESL high school students starts right now.

Build confidence and communication now, and they will have all the skills they need to succeed later on.

They will be able to not just picture the …

5 ESL Vocabulary Teaching Methods That Build Serious Linguistic Muscles

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Go ahead, flex your vocabulary teaching muscles.

We’re going to exercise those in a whole new way.

Enhance all your vocabulary lessons by building the four major language skills—speaking, listening, reading and writing—at the same time.

Teaching a