Teaching ESL as a Career: How to Start and Make the Most of It


With the world becoming a more connected place, the demand for English speakers is at an all-time high.

This also means there’s a higher demand for skilled English teachers to teach people how to navigate the English-speaking world in various …

Take a Bite Out of Dull ESL Classes with Apples to Apples!


Teaching and apples have gone hand in hand for far longer than any of today’s teachers have been in the classroom.

The classic picture of an apple on the teacher’s desk is one we all know, and odds are that, …

6 Dazzling Movies for ESL Students with 12 Targeted Activities


Reading, writing and ‘rithmetic might traditionally go together.

And of course there’s that other great combo for the ESL classroommovies and books.

In native speaking classrooms, many teachers start with students reading a book and then …

Teach on Your Terms: How to Successfully Teach English from Home


It’s 6 a.m., your alarm clock is blaring and all you want is to hide under the covers and go back to sleep.

But if you keep hitting snooze, you’ll be late for class.

Which is a significant problem when …

Lights Out! 6 Steps for Effective ESL Video Lessons in the Classroom


Have you had a hard time finding educational and useful video material for your ESL class?

Have you been told that video lessons aren’t an economical use of class time?

Have you thought that video is not active enough

ESL Technology Straight Out of the Classroom of Tomorrow!


Being in an ESL classroom, especially one full of young kids, can make us teachers privy to the latest fashions and trends.

While some may be best confined to the past—bottle flip challenge, anyone?—it’s important to …

8 Excellent EAL Resources You Can Get Online Right Now


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 …