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ESL role plays for children

If you teach small groups or one-to-one lessons, then ESL role plays are for you! 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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Online English Games

This post has three great online English games to teach vocabulary in a virtual classroom. In addition, use these three games to prepare students for a project, or role-play. But first, let’s hear from an ESL teacher struggling with teaching via Zoom. I am currently teaching two classes online to students from a college in …

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Teaching phrasal verbs

The other day a colleague asked me about teaching phrasal verbs to her small class of 12-year-old students. I would like to share the following lesson plan with you. First though, if you are wondering why the post picture has men hiking in the mountains, you’ll find out later on! Grammar It’s personal, but I’m …

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Teaching one-to-one

On the ESL help forums, one often sees teachers asking for help teaching one-to-one. Unfortunately, many teachers suffer when teaching children English individually, which is a shame because teaching one-to-one can be very rewarding and often a good source of extra income.   This article is broadly divided into four parts as follows:   1. …

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Reviews for preschool resources

Reviews for preschool resources sold by Shelley Ann Vernon A clear understanding of how to teach pre-school kids I totally recommend this book and I have been so happy and stress-free since I bought it. It gave me a clear understanding of how to teach pre-school kids. I am a new ESL teacher who was …

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English story for ELLs

Hetty and the Lion Story Here is my English story Hetty and the Lion, for kindergarten kids learning English as a second or foreign language. Download the colour illustrations, and check out my storytelling tips. Hetty and the Lion Story Pictures Hetty and the Lion Story Text Before you begin, make sure your children know …

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Greetings song – How are You?

A free greetings song for preschool children learning English as a second or foreign language. I’m Hungry ! By Shelley Ann Vernon, from Teaching English Songs Album 1. Includes animal masks to wear and decorate.

Lesson plan for school

Lesson plan for school contents Here is a fun lesson plan for school vocabulary.  Enjoy the games and activities in the plan, along with worksheets and board games! Target vocabulary This lesson plan covers the following school vocabulary: class, eraser, or rubber (UK), finger, hand, line, paper, pen, picture, ruler, school, schoolbag, teacher, and word. …

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Book reviews for ESL Classroom Activities for Teens and Adults

Reviews from teachers using “ESL Activities for Teens and Adults” Reduced preparation time The Adult games book has really reduced my preparation time.  Activities such as ‘Guess the Question’ have really gone down well with my classes. Heather Mullett, British Council in Qatar, March 2016 Perfect for teens I ordered your book ESL Classroom Activities over …

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ESL Christmas Activities

Buy an ESL lesson plan for Christmas. Teach your pupils about Christmas in our culture. It’s fun and interesting to learn about other cultures and the special days they celebrate.