17 Interactive ESL Listening Websites to Fit Any Student’s Mood


Teachers are known to take special pains to make learning fun for their students.

They bend over backwards to make vocabulary lessons sizzle or to encourage learners to speak in class.

But we all know that even after …

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

technology for ell students

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 …

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

teaching english with videos

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 …

Let’s Assess: 8 Tips for Creating the Perfect ESL Needs Assessment


Teachers may be known for their quirks and faults in the media.

Ben Stein’s “Bueller? Bueller?” from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” has become the classic trope for the apathetic teacher.

Señor Chang spends all his class time harassing students …

The Novice ESL Teacher’s Guide for How to Teach English


So, you’ve decided to become an English teacher.

Congratulations! Welcome to the world of ESL teaching.

Teaching English is an incredibly rewarding job. As a teacher, you’re in a position to help students achieve their dreams by learning a second …

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