Examples of the Best Feedback for Any ESL Class

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Have you ever watched “American Idol”?

You know, the show where the singer performs in front of a crowd and is judged on the spot by a panel of experts.

Talk about terrifying!

Performing for a large audience is already …

Find the Perfect Books for ELL Students of Any Level

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I had that nightmare again last night.

The one where I’m standing in front of my ELL class with a huge, horribly dusty old textbook.

No one is paying attention. No one turned in any homework. I say to myself, …

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 …

The Heat Is On: 6 Fun and Fabulous ESL Warm-up Activities

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When you look around your ESL classroom, do you see students ready to nod off to sleep?

Do you hear a choir of groans when you ask your students to open their texts?

Are your students focused on anything besides …

6 Modern ESL Writing Projects That Students Can Actually Relate To

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Writing projects that ESL students actually enjoy are more elusive than Bigfoot.

You might have stopped believing that they actually exist.

Call me a conspiracy theorist, but I know they’re out there.

In fact, I have the evidence that …

Teaching ESL for Teens? 4 Ways to Ensure That Your Lessons Don’t Fall Flat

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I remember the first time I stood in front of a classroom full of teenage ESL students.

They were apathetic, tired and clearly didn’t want to be there. Every day, my students would come to class with the same …

Become a Master of Puppets by Using These ESL Role Plays for Kids

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Have you heard the expression “all boy”?

It fits my son to a T. He’s “all boy,” all right—rough and tumble, never stops moving, loves swords and superheroes. Oh, and one thing I never would have expected from him: …