Author Archive | stephenseifert

How to Attract Online Students and Teach Irresistible English Classes via Skype


You have a 9 a.m. lesson with an English beginner in Tokyo.

At 10:30, you will run pronunciation drills with your student in Lima.

After that, you will help a Chinese speaker in Boston prepare for her first job interview

Technology for the ESL Classroom That Your Students Can’t Resist


Flying cars. Personal robots. Invisibility suits.

There are a lot of futuristic tech innovations we’re still waiting on.

But when it comes to ESL teaching, there’s no need to wait for the most powerful technology.

From gamified lessons to …

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 …

Navigate the Globe in Your ESL Class with These 6 Geography Resources


Take your students around the world in one class period!

By using highly-engaging online ESL geography resources, you can map out culture and exciting destinations in English.

Let your students explore the majestic corners of the earth from their desks …