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Show, Don’t Tell: How to Teach Adjectives to ESL Students


Do you have a favorite adjective?

It’s hard for me to pick just one.

Adjectives are, by far, the best part of speech!

When used correctly, they can turn any regular old sentence into something special. Look at the two …

10 Ear-opening English Listening Exercises That Transform Hearing into Understanding


Google “English listening exercises.” Go ahead.

Now, sit back in awe at the quarter-of-a-million hits those three words get you.

To reiterate, that’s 250,000 places where you can find listening exercises for your English class. Amazing, right?

But be forewarned: …

Just Press “Play”: 9 Activities for Teaching English with Videos

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I’ve heard a few second language learners say they learned English by watching TV or film.

Now, while I can’t test the validity of their statement, I totally get it.

I can definitely say that using video clips is …

Introductions, Activities, Feedback: The Ultimate ESL Email Writing Lesson Plan

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Isn’t there something romantic about the past?

I don’t know about you, but growing up, I loved the “Little House on the Prairie” and “Anne of Green Gables” series.

Both paint a picture of the past, including one-room schoolhouses where …

Let the (Language) Games Begin! 8 Fun Grammar Games for Adults

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Remember when we were kids and learning was fun?

When lessons were colorful and interactive. When black and white concepts were taught using games, activity sheets and role-playing exercises.

Remember friendly competition, point systems, levels and gold stars?…

Are Your ESL Students Bored By Grammar? Here Are 4 Ways to Spice It up!

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Ask any student what they love most about learning English, and “grammar” isn’t an answer you’re likely to hear.

Many of them see it as a necessary evil—something they’re forced to practice in order to improve their fluency. Rarely is …

9 Aweome TED Talks for ESL Students Every Teacher Should Use


Have you been feeling stuck in a rut with lesson planning lately?

Are you having trouble coming up with interesting ESL activities?

Do your students seem bored and uninterested in your lessons?

If you answered yes to any of the …