Author Archive | Matthew Lubin

5 Fun ESL Movement Games

Anyone who has taught a class of elementary school students for more than a day knows how difficult it is to keep students in their seats and focused on the lesson. But instead of getting frustrated with the kids’ energy, …

How to Teach One-on-one ESL Lessons

Wondering how to make a one-on-one ESL lesson as awesome as possible? Well, we just happen to have a great formula for one-on-one ESL lesson success. Our team speaks more than ten languages, and we’ve got plenty of language teaching …

How to Teach Gerunds and Infinitives to ESL Students

Throughout my years of teaching ESL, I have seen many students struggle with gerunds. As teachers, we must clearly define the gerunds and infinitives, provide simple examples for the students to see and correct the confusion between the two grammatical …

How to Create Effective ESL Pronunciation Lesson Plans

While ESL students don’t need to acquire a neutral American or British accent, it is necessary for them to speak clearly in order to be understood. Most ESL teachers will focus on pronunciation with lower-level students. And while it is …

How to Teach Syntax to ESL Students: A Complete Guide

Many ESL learners—children and adults alike—have no idea what syntax is or how to define it. It is, however, an important concept to teach, even if it doesn’t actually involve the rules of grammar. Syntax refers to sentence structure; …