What the Flip Is a Flipped ESL Classroom?


Students and teachers are flipping obsessed with the Flipped ESL Classroom model.

Flipping the script of a traditional classroom is trending in ESL classrooms across the nation.

What exactly does “flipping the script” mean? Well, consider the following as the …

11 Useful Tips to Boost Your Intermediate ESL Students’ Reading Comprehension

how to improve esl reading comprehension activities and tips for intermediate adults

So your students can read in English with pretty great pronunciation.

That’s wonderful!

But do they understand what they’re reading?

Better yet, how can you check?

Regardless of the material (news articles, fictional stories, blog posts, etc.), ESL …

4 Simple Ways to Dramatically Improve Clarity in ESL Writing Exercises

4 simple ways to dramatically improve clarity in esl writing exercises

Teaching ESL students to write essays can be frustrating for both teachers and students.

Students need to be able to write more than a sentence or two, and the additional effort necessary for writing an essay can lead to a …

SLAP into a New Language: A 4-Step Method to Learn and Teach English

slap into a new language a 4-step method to learn and teach english

While Mandarin Chinese and Spanish have more speakers the world over, English has unofficially become the language of the world.

When tourists can’t speak the language of the country they are visiting, they often attempt to express themselves in English. …

How to Quickly Create Effective ESL Pronunciation Lessons with Short Readings


Try reading these lines aloud:

“Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,”

Too easy? Alright, now try saying this next pair, from the same poem:

“Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer,

How to Add Excitement to Your EFL Activities: Multisensory Learning

add excitement to your efl activities with multisensory learning

Have you seen the movie “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”?

Anyone?… anyone?

Remember Ferris’s boring high school economics teacher played by Ben Stein, who could put anyone to sleep with his monotonous voice?

Anyone?… anyone?

If you’re unfamiliar with the movie, …

7 Excellent ESL Video Activities: Lessons and Clips Students Will Love


There’s never been a better time to use video in the ESL classroom.

Remember the old days of VCRs, VHS tapes and trips to Blockbuster?

When I started teaching, my classroom video material were well-worn, borrowed cassette tapes or ones …