Author Archive | montanarogers

The Novice ESL Teacher’s Guide for How to Teach English

  So, you’ve decided to become an English teacher. Congratulations! Welcome to the world of ESL teaching. Teaching English is an incredibly rewarding job. As a teacher, you’re in a position to help students achieve their dreams by learning a …

How to Score an Amazing Job Teaching English in Dubai

Hey, want to go on an adventure? I know what you’re thinking. You can’t, because you’ve got to work. Right? What if I told you that you can visit a region rich in history, where modern and ancient cultures collide…

Get Paid to Travel: How to Teach English in France

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.…

Surprise Your Students with These 6 ESL Exercises

Ever have one of those days where you just want to eat potato chips and watch TV? Don’t worry, everyone does. Nobody operates at full capacity 100% of the time. But when it’s students having a blah day, things …

5 Spectacular and Festive ESL Christmas Lessons for Adults

Can you feel it in the air? It’s the sound of sleigh bells jingling. The smell of peppermint and eggnog. The feeling of joy and happiness everywhere. It can only mean one thing—it’s Christmastime. The time of the year when …

Stuff Your Face with These 9 ESL Thanksgiving Lesson Activities

Pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce! And, don’t forget the turkey! Isn’t Thanksgiving great? It’s one of my favorite holidays, and not just because of the delicious food. We gather with friends and family and share what we’re all grateful …

Comedy Hour: 8 Ways to Teach Classroom Jokes in English

Do your students ever seem a little bored or sleepy? As a teacher, there’s nothing more frightening than standing at the front of the class and having at a bunch of despondent faces staring back at you. When my classes …

Fatten Your Wallet by Working Short-term TEFL Summer Jobs

Are you tired of staring at an empty summer calendar? There’s a way you can turn your summer into the adventure of a lifetime—and even get paid for it! If you’re a native English speaker who enjoys interacting with interesting …

Everyday Brain Teasers: 15 Riddles for ESL Students

What gets broken without being held?  Bet you can’t solve this riddle! Stumped? Read this read this article to find the answer. If that put your brain to work, consider this: riddles and brain teasers are a blast in the …

13 Nursery Rhymes for All Your ESL Teaching Goals

I bet you can remember at least one of your favorite childhood nursery rhymes. Even if you haven’t heard it in years, could you sing it start-to-finish right now? Nursery rhymes are catchy, easy to memorize and fun, so …

7 Fun Information Gap Activities for the ESL Classroom

Speaking is a lot like investigating, isn’t it? We use language to convey ideas and information. We also use it to ask questions, gather details and solve problems. Every time we speak we are acting as amateur detectives, …

The Totally Chill Guide to Teaching Stress ESL Lessons

Just breathe! Are you feeling stressed? Can’t think of a new, exciting lesson for your ESL students? Or maybe your students are stressed out and having difficulty expressing their feelings? Sadly, stress is pretty much an inevitable part of modern-day …

10 English Teaching Apps for the 21st-century ESL Teacher

A modern ESL teacher doesn’t have to follow a set path. Being an up-to-date ESL educator these days might mean using all the latest technology to make classroom learning more exciting for your students. Or it might mean teaching …