Teaching English Games Blog

middle school girl pretending to be a detective

Here is a fun game to get your teen EFL students speaking in class and enjoying themselves. Freya Dougan-Whaite, teaching middle school in South Korea, reports back and tells us how she used the game, and the success she and her students all had.

I just wanted to write and say...

13 Sep Shelley Vernon No Comments
esl students discussing ideas in conversation group

Hello there teachers and welcome. ESL teacher Heike Knapp, living in Prague, wrote this article for me on getting ESL discussions to work. She is a great fan of my materials and uses games and fun activities in all her classes. I hope you enjoy these tips for good conversation lessons and try...

08 Sep Shelley Vernon No Comments

Green eggs and ham by Dr. Seuss, published in 1960, this book has sold over 8-million copies worldwide.

Written for beginner native speakers, it’s ideal for ESL too, with common nouns and memorable rhyming text. « Do you like green eggs and ham ? « says Sam-I-am?...

03 Aug Shelley Vernon No Comments
teaching tenses concept

Teaching Present Tenses

From Andrew Rossiter , author of A Descriptive Grammar of English:

Using the present tense in any language ought to be easy. After all, it’s the first tense we learn about, and it’s the tense we most often use because we use it to talk...

22 Jun Shelley Vernon No Comments

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