8 Fun Ways to Use Google Maps for Content Based ESL Instruction

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Maps are intriguing documents.

Google Maps takes this to a whole other level.

You can get lost staring at Google Maps, exploring new places from a bird’s eye or first-person view.

Each time you play with Google Maps you’re learning …

8 Creative and Engaging ESL Listening Activities for Adults

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We know that listening practice is vital when learning any language.

But let’s be honest, the CDs that come with ESL textbooks absolutely need supplements.

Hearing the same voices over and over can get boring, and the topics could be …

The Essential Guide to Using Audio Effectively in Your ESL Class

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The ESL classroom is always a practice in listening for our students, so we don’t really need to supplement listening practice, right?

Wrong!

As ESL teachers, we need to introduce other forms of listening exercises to our classes in order …

7 Learning Styles: An ESL Teaching Strategy That Works

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Feeling bogged down with lesson planning, paper grading and other mundane tasks?

Day-to-day ESL lessons aren’t only challenging for your students.

They’re challenging for you as well.

It’s crucial that you develop teaching strategies that will inspire and motivate

5 Quick and Fun Verb Games to Liven Up Your ESL Classroom

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“Fluffy cat sneaky mouse yummy cheese.”

What’s missing from that sentence?

Well verbs, of course!

Adding verbs between “fluffy cat,” “sneaky mouse” and “yummy cheese” immediately lets us enjoy the colors and energies of both language and imagination in full …

10 Creative Ways to Get Your ESL Students Talking with Pictures

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They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

In TESOL, a picture can help produce a thousand words.

When it comes to your students’ attitudes and motivation levels, having pictures can really make all the difference.

Otherwise unenthusiastic students

How to Use Technology Effectively to Transform Your ESL Classroom

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “technology”?

Did you imagine computers? Smart phones? Apps?

Or perhaps GPS? The Wii? Internet? TV?

Netflix, anyone?

All right, now picture yourself in a classroom teaching students. What does …