Author Archive | Elena Chou

5 ESL Listening Exercises to Sharpen Your Students’ Ears

All we hear defines the world around us. Whether you’re hearing a child’s laughter, a babbling book or a frat boy belching in your ear — sounds shape our world. Listening is a major part of life experience. Unfortunately, lots …

7 Learning Styles: An ESL Teaching Strategy That Works

Feeling bogged down with lesson planning, paper grading and other mundane tasks? Day-to-day ESL lessons aren’t only challenging for your students. They’re challenging for you as well. It’s crucial that you develop teaching strategies that will inspire and motivate …

5 Quick and Fun Verb Games to Liven Up Your ESL Classroom

“Fluffy cat sneaky mouse yummy cheese.” What’s missing from that sentence? Well verbs, of course! Adding verbs between “fluffy cat,” “sneaky mouse” and “yummy cheese” immediately lets us enjoy the colors and energies of both language and imagination in full …