esl listening comprehension

Useful Tips for Teaching ESL Listening Comprehension

April 6, 2016

Do you make a point of including ESL listening comprehension activities and practice in every class? This is a skill that students must practice.   Students often have difficulty in listening tasks for a variety of reasons. One of the most common problems for our language learners is that they often stop listening if they […]

How to use ESL Videos in the classroom

6 Fun Ways to Use ESL Videos in the Classroom

March 23, 2016

Did you know that the average attention span is approximately 10 – 12 minutes? This means that ESL teachers need to vary the activities throughout their lessons. Adding ESL videos for all adult students, even beginners, is one way to do this.   ESL videos and movies provide teachers with an opportunity to create an […]

ESL Idioms

5 Ways to Teach ESL Idioms

March 10, 2016

Idioms are a challenge for ESL students, but teaching them can be a cinch for you. Here are 5 fun games to help teach ESL idioms.   1. ESL Idioms “Pictionary”   Using EFL Sensei’s list of idioms, choose a sample for your class and write each idiom on a separate note card. Divide your class into […]

7 Creative ESL Writing Exercises for your Classroom

7 Creative ESL Writing Exercises for your Classroom

March 4, 2016

Do your students groan or complain when it is time for in-class writing? Many adult learners are reluctant to complete ESL writing exercises in class because let’s face it – these tasks can be boring. Writing prompts such as write about what you did on the weekend, or write about your favourite movie can become […]

ESL games and activities

Top 3 Easy Adult ESL Games and Activities

March 1, 2016

If you’re looking for simple and fun ESL games and activities for beginners as well as advanced adult students, you’ve come to the right place. The easier the game, the less prep for the teacher and we all need those time savers more than anything these days.   The following three recommended ESL classroom games […]