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How to Teach ESL Elementary Listening: Easy, Low-prep Activities


“Awwwww, nooooo!”

Cue the eye rolls and exaggerated sighs…

As elementary English teachers, we’ve all heard this at one point or another—particularly when our young students are less than thrilled with the ESL listening activity we’ve assigned.

Their groans could …

5 Innovative Ways to Use Technology for ELL Students

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Did you know that there are nearly 5 million English Language Learner (ELL) public school students in the United States?

And that number is always on the rise.

With so many students of all different ages yearning to learn …

Press Play! 6 Resources for Fabulous ESL Video Worksheets


Lights, camera, action!

It’s probably safe to say that not a single one of your students would be opposed to the idea of watching a video in class.

While showing a video is sure to be entertaining, it’s also

10 Android Apps for English Teachers That Are out of This World

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Do your ESL students seem bored or uninterested in your lessons?

There’s an app for that!

Do you have scraps of hastily written notes and half-baked lesson plans scattered across your desk?

There’s an app for that!

In the …

5 English Grammar Worksheets and How to Use Them Effectively

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Worksheets get a bad rap.

Some educators claim they’re old-fashioned and outdated ways to teach.

But worksheets don’t do the teaching. That’s up to you. They’re just here to help.

Worksheets provide extra tips, help students practice and allow …

Step out of the Dark Ages and Start Teaching English with Technology

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How advanced is your classroom?

Are you still teaching the old-fashioned way, with whiteboards and markers?

If so, it’s time to get with the program and take full advantage of the latest, greatest educational tech.

Kiss smudged sentences written …

The 6 Best Apps for High School English Teachers

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Doesn’t it seem like teenagers live on technology? Literally.

It’s almost as if their phones and tablets are an extension of them.

Whether you’re an ESL instructor working with a bunch of teenage English language learners, or you’re teaching English …