Author Archive | Maureen Stimola

20 Things to Know About Teaching English to Spanish Speakers


Spanish speakers are a diverse bunch, hailing from all around the world.

Spanish is spoken far and wide, serving as the official language in countries of North, South and Central America, Europe and Africa.

It’s only natural that, of …

The Ultimate Guide to ESL Grammar Games

ESL grammar games

Do games and grammar really mix?

We’re casting our vote for “yes,” and we’re done listening to naysayers.

It may just be the best mix since peanut butter and chocolate.

Grammar is usually thought of as dry and dull.

Plenty …

Wild Cards: 7 ESL Card Games You’ve Gotta Have Up Your Sleeve


Want a fresh, new ESL teaching tool that isn’t a total gamble?

Deal your students a winning hand with card games.

All you need for these awesome in-class activities are some cards.

That means they’re simple, flexible and cost-efficient.

As …