We know how you feel! As ESL teachers our time is very precious, so we need to maximize it as best we can!
Our goal with EFL Sensei is to create an easy-to-navigate website with communicative activities. Teachers in our field are often expected to create meaningful speaking activities and games with little time to prepare. So teachers naturally turn to the Internet for help. However, many of the popular ESL websites are often difficult to navigate, have boring worksheets, or charge money to download lesson plans.
EFL Sensei provides free lesson plans in English games, speaking activities and conversation lessons in a well organized and easy to navigate environment. There is even a very effective site search tool at the top right of the screen, just above the header, so you can find what you are looking for quickly and easily. We strive to provide you, the busy teacher, with high quality ESL activities and lessons that you can use with very little preparation.
Back in September of 2011 we decided to start digitizing our ESL activities. We had multiple folders of lesson plans in English filled with games, speaking activities and conversation lessons. Since we were already converting our 20 combined years of work into digital format, we decided to share it with other teachers by creating a website. That marked the beginning of EFLSensei.com.
Our aim is to help EFL teachers all over the world get innovative ideas to make their classes more communicative and enjoyable for them and their students. We do this by focusing our activities and lessons on communication. These activities will actually get your students out of their seats (and comfort zone) and speaking English. We have student-oriented activities, role-plays and simulations, and group work.
What happens when we have that class that just refuses to cooperate? We have many tips for busy teachers teaching English overseas.
Speaking activities are a great way for students to feel more comfortable with asking questions, answering questions, and speaking in general. We have printable warmers, icebreakers, conversation cards, and more.
Games are fun for the students and the teacher. We have printable warmers, icebreakers, board games, conversation cards, and more.
Conversation activities help build confidence and prepare students for speaking English outside the classroom. We have printable conversation topic worksheets with conversation questions.
Music is a fun and enjoyable way for students to practice listening. Here are some ideas on how to use music in the ESL classroom.
Videos are also a fun and enjoyable way for students to practice listening. Here are 9 ideas on how to create an ESL video lesson!
Speaking activities that practice specific grammar points. We have printable grammar lessons for elementary, intermediate, and advanced students.
Christmas is a fun time for students. Here are some EFL/ESL Christmas activities to enjoy the holidays in your classroom.
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