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 …

6 Fun ESL Games for Your Shyest Students


To learn English, you have to speak in English.

But not every student is comfortable blurting out unfamiliar phrases, taking risks or making mistakes.

You want everyone to be involved, so how can you reach out the shyer, quieter students?