Roadmap to Becoming a Professional English Teacher


Teaching is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.

There’s nothing quite like watching your students succeed. When they pass their exams, get promotions at work or start studying abroad, it fills you with a sense of pride.…

How to Make ESL Classroom Posters Electrify Your Lessons

ESL classroom posters

Ever feel like the more you explain something, the more confused your students become?

I’ve been there as a teacher many times.

When I first started out, I didn’t get my students.

My classes were built around my own learning …

Covering the Basics: Teaching English for Academic Purposes


If you’ve been an English teacher for some time, you’ve probably noticed one thing: students always go into a frenzy at the start of 12th grade.

But why?

Probably a little bit of hormones, but mostly it’s because they’re trying …

How to Use ESL Movie Worksheets to Create Show-stopping Lessons


Remember the excitement you felt as a child when your teacher wheeled the TV into the classroom?

Knowing you were able to take a break from boring old lessons to watch a movie was a rare treat.

A treat that …

Ever Wanted to Teach English in France? It's Easier Than You Think


Did you know you can get paid to sip espressos and snack on chocolate croissants?

Well, not exactly. But if you’re interested in teaching English abroad, that’ll be a perk that comes with being an English teacher in France.…

Celebrate New Beginnings with This New Year’s Resolutions Lesson Plan


Five, four, three, two, one!

Happy New Year!

Doesn’t it feel like the New Year’s Day always seems to sneak up on you?

How is it possible that another year has come and gone already?

Seems like it was just …

5 Must-use Exercises for Teaching ESL Modal Verbs


What do Bob Marley, The Clash and Mary J. Blige have in common?

When Bob Marley sang “Could you be loved?” he was using modal verbs.

The Clash did the same with the immortal line, “Should I stay or should …