How to Use Technology Effectively to Transform Your ESL Classroom


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 …

3 Awesome Listening Activities for Your Advanced ESL Students


So, your advanced ESL students are bored with old-fashioned cassette tapes.

Of course they are — I mean, where did you even find cassette tapes?

Want to reward hard-working English students with some fun listening activities?

Then ditch those ancient …

Listen Up! A Guide to Simple ESL Listening Activities for Beginners


The key to learning English is to develop killer listening skills.

Coincidentally, this can be the most challenging step for new English language learners.

So, listen up, teacher!

It’s up to you to get your students excited about improving their

10 ESL Teaching Strategies That Successfully Motivated My Students To Reach The Next Level

8 foolproof strategies for encouraging esl students

We ESL teachers stick with our students through thick and thin.

For better or for worse.

Alright, maybe we’re not married to our students, but we’re definitely committed to their success.

So, what to do when your students start to …

A Simple Recipe to Create an (Almost) Perfect ESL Lesson Plan from Scratch


ATTN: Newbie ESL teachers.

I have a story for you that should sound familiar.

My first six months teaching English in Korea were a disaster.

I had no training, and no idea what I was doing.

A blank sheet …

10 ESL Vocabulary Games to Get Your Students Seriously Engaged


Trying to teach a group of intermediate students ain’t easy.

At this level, rehashing the basics is a bore and introducing more advanced topics can result in frustration.

Tired of seeing only two or three students actually paying attention in …

The Most Effective ESL Teaching Strategy You’re Not Using: Absurdly Short Time Limits

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The dreaded plateau.

We’ve all been there.

Your students feel like they are wading through molasses and getting nowhere.

Enthusiasm wanes, and interest fizzles out faster than a firework in a flash flood.

Lessons become a chore for you and …