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ESL role plays for children

ESL role plays are for you if you teach small groups or one-to-one lessons!   On this page: Discover tips and insights into using plays for ESL and EFL, and get a free ESL play script to use in your next class.   If you’ve already got our popular classroom games pack, you’ll have plenty of ammunition for …

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Paperbacks by Shelley Ann Vernon

Hello there! If for you if you are looking to purchase paperbacks instead of downloads then this post is for you. While downloads are convenient, you might prefer paperbacks for easy sharing in the school staff room or for a library. Or possibly, you might just like to sit down with a good old fashioned …

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ESL teaching resources

These are the best ESL teaching resources for primary school, in the classroom and also at after school clubs. After school clubs are incredibly tiring because it takes a lot of energy to teach the kids after a day at school, but you can do it. On the other hand, morning lessons on a Saturday …

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Olympics lesson plan

Here are some Olympics lesson plan ideas. When a teacher emailed me to ask, Can you help me prepare a vacation course on the Olympics? I said, No problem! Firstly, when faced with preparing a five-day course it can be somewhat daunting thinking about “filling” the vast periods between 9 am on the first day …

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Online vocabulary games

From my A-mazing book of Online vocabulary Games available here: ESL Online Games Advanced online vocabulary game – spelling challenge Here’s an advanced vocabulary game to play in an online class and also face-to-face. Students can work in pairs or small groups, so use breakout rooms if you are online. Also, allow dictionaries because this …

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Social distancing classroom ideas

An Italian teacher asked me for social distancing classroom ideas for her primary school children learning English. She owns my book “176 English Language Games for Children” but was having difficulty adapting games when children cannot move or touch anything in common. The ideas that follow are also suitable for a classroom where the teacher …

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Summer Reading Challenge

From a Summer Reading Challenge to games, dressing up and more, there are many ways to help a child struggling with reading confidently. They might get anxious when reading aloud in front of other children, or struggle to maintain concentration with a book. No matter the reason, there are plenty of things you can do …

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How to teach English to beginners

Learn how to teach English to beginners of different ages and personalities. English teachers often come across the situation where there are mixed ages, abilities and interests in the classroom. Typically, private tutors are called upon to teach siblings, or groups of friends. For example, a teacher was tutoring a younger girl, who loved pink …

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ESL games for kids

Receive free ESL games for kids and a fun story ideal for children aged three to six. To receive a fabulous illustrated story, for preschool and young primary school children, go to the sign up box below.   Look for the Click for Free Teaching Kit.   Click to sign up – I only ask …

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