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6 Powerhouse Online ESL Resources That Bring Variety to Your Classroom


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


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


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


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


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

Have You Used These 6 ESL Materials for Engaging Your Adult Students?


Would your adult ESL students role play with troll dolls?

We highly doubt it.

Likewise, close those hefty textbooks and set aside those brain-numbing grammar worksheets, because ESL teaching materials are not a one-size-fits-all affair.

Your adult students want

Teaching Tips: 6 Sharp Strategies That Help EAL Students Bloom into Fluent Speakers


Want to see your EAL students bloom into bright, bilingual beings? 

Planting the seed of one language and watching it sprout into two is what EAL is all about.

With the right teaching methods, your lessons can rain …