Author Archive | Ryan

7 Simple Visual Aids You’ve Gotta Use in Your ESL Classroom


A picture is worth a thousand words.

Nowhere is this truer than in the ESL classroom.

Suppose after a verb game or during some reading comprehension exercise, one of your curious students wants to know the difference …

5 Score Boosting TOEIC Teaching Strategies for Your ESL Class


There’s no denying the importance of the TOEIC.

It’s the standard by which company employees’ English skills are measured in many countries.

The TOEFL and IELTS have definitely risen to prominence, but that doesn’t mean the TOEIC is out of …

5 Business English Textbooks Your Students Will Love

5 business english textbooks

We talk a lot about finding the ideal English learning resources.

You know, the ones that are perfect for you and your students.

Not so long ago, there wasn’t much in the way of consumer choice in the ESL world.…

10 Sure-fire Ways to Get the Most Out of Reading Activities in Your ESL Classroom

10 sure-fire ways to get the most out of reading activities in your esl classroom

Are you tired of seeing your students’ interest levels flatline?

Lucky you — we have a linguistic defibrillator on hand here.

By following a few simple guidelines, you can ensure that your students genuinely enjoy reading time!

The main goal: …

10 Solid Gold ESL Teaching Tips to Maximize Your Students’ Talking Time

10 solid gold esl teaching tips to maximize your students' talking time

You’re smack dab in the middle of an ESL lesson gone wrong.

Your students seem to understand the grammar points, but they don’t look at all engaged or interested.

How did you end up here?

You’ve been giving them your …

7 Simple Tips to Regaining Control of Your ESL Whiteboard

an easy guide to effective whiteboard management in your esl classroom

Did you ever have a teacher who you wished could use the whiteboard a little better?

You know. The guy with tiny, scrawled handwriting.

The lady with messy notes and forgotten details.

One professor comes to mind for me. He …