Author Archive | rachelrock

A Model Lesson for Using Songs as ESL Audio Listening Materials


Have you ever tried to count the songs in the world?

Nope, neither have I.

There are millions to choose from, just waiting to be put to use in your ESL classroom!

Much like movies, sitcoms and radio, …

10 Awesome Activities to Improve Intermediate ESL Students’ Listening

10 activities to improve esl students’ listening skills

Listening seems like a passive activity.

ESL teachers know better than anyone — that’s not exactly true.

Language learners need to actively develop their listening skills.

Listening is every bit as vital to learning as reading, writing and speaking.

But …

5 Wonderful Websites for Engaging ESL Audio Short Stories

5 wonderful websites for engaging esl audio short stories

Listening skills are important.

I know it. You know it. Your students know it.

But how can you make listening practice engaging?

The key is to spark your students’ interest with something more exciting than those dull-as-dish-water dialogues.

A …

10 Creative Ways to Use Popular Movies in Fun ESL Lessons

10 creative ways to use popular movies in fun esl lessons

Bored of book work?

Tired of teacher-talking?

Want something exciting for your students?

Then watch a movie!

Now, I know what some of you might be thinking: Isn’t watching a movie a cop-out?

It’s tempting to think that putting on …