Author Archive | stephenseifert

6 Enticing ESL Video Clips Your Students Will Love

Meet your newest co-teacher: Spiderman. You may have the teacher certification and the classroom experience, but Spiderman’s got something you don’t. (Other than spidey-sense.) He can bring the excitement of English video into your classroom. If you’re looking for a …

7 Great Podcasts That Can Improve Your ESL Teaching

Every so often, ESL teachers need to roll up their sleeves and do a bit of learning of their own! And what better way to do that learning than by listening to ESL podcasts just for teachers? Podcasts are entertaining …

6 Great ESL Activities Inspired by Pokémon GO

What do you get when you combine the world’s hottest mobile game with ESL? Pokémon ESL! Let your students build confidence and communication as they learn, create and hunt Pokémon. Pokémon ESL activities not only promote active learning in the …

8 Excellent EAL Resources You Can Get Online Right Now

What do the lions at the zoo have to do you with your EAL class? Not much—unless you’re in the know about killer online EAL resources. All it takes is an internet connection and a little creativity to get your …

26 Fun ESL Games for an Exciting English Classroom

Getting playful with the English language is a great way to push your students’ creativity and show them how useful their knowledge really is. And the best way to do that is with fun ESL games for the classroom! There’s …

How to Become a Totally Prepared ESL Teacher, Abroad or at Home

Becoming an ESL teacher can actually be a very simple process. However, at the beginning, it may strike you as a rather challenging prospect. Overcoming the misconceptions and obtaining the facts about this teaching profession is essential. You are about …

How to Teach English, One Skill at a Time

Whether you’re a veteran educator or you’re just getting started, a little help can go a long way. Sometimes you totally run out of ideas for lesson plans—sometimes your brain is overloaded with fantastic possibilities. People working in …

6 Enticing ESL Activities for Making Pronouns Stick

Wish you could create grammar lessons as appetizing as sugary treats? Well, you absolutely can! You don’t have to subject your students to boring, force-fed explanations of how English works. In fact, you can’t afford to be boring—if you don’t …

6 Fetching News Article Resources for ESL Students Online

This just in: The news is about to become your favorite new classroom tool. ESL students quickly evolve and grow into eager, news-thirsty knowledge seekers. Thanks to their language classes, the world has become a little smaller. Your students are …

How to Make the Best ESL Lesson Plans with a PPP Template

Want your students to be enthused, energetic learners? Then I’ve got a secret for you. It’s all in the lesson plan. ESL lesson plans are the cornerstone to teaching. What goes into a well-developed lesson plan is an essential …